Let’s first address what telematics is. It’s the union between
telecommunications and informatics. It’s not just navigation systems in cars
and GPS trackers, but the use of such devices along with powerful software that
allows you to manage, analyse, and export the collected data to help improve
your business operation.
The primary use of telematics is to remotely monitor trackables (tracked
assets or people). This alone can save a tremendous amount of travel time and
labour costs. Knowing exactly where these trackables are located and being
alerted whenever there is a change from the norm can help prevent theft and
unauthorised use of equipment, vehicles, and machinery.
Now imagine being able to obtain precise CAN
bus and fuel level information from your vehicles; locations and tasks
being performed by your employees; temperatures of machinery and refrigeraeted
trucks; hours of operation of rented equipment and vehicles; and communication
records with your drivers and mobile workforce. Not only are you saving time
and labour costs, but also minimising vehicle and equipment maintenance costs,
damaged perishable products, and fraudulent activity. Having access to detailed
records without having to manually collect the information is the convenience
that telematics can bring to you and your employees.
The relatively new use of NFC in telematics has revolutionised remote personnel management.
Your mobile employees can now scan NFC tags using an off-the-shelf smartphone
to create records or to check into places without the use of paperwork. If
cutting back on administration and going paperless is one of your business
initiatives, NFC technology is definitely one of the most cost-effective and
eco-friendly solutions. Security companies for guard tours, health care for
visiting nurses, and retailers with a mobile workforce are all beneficiaries of
an NFC telematics solution.
No matter how big or small your company is, cutting costs and increasing business efficiency should be prioritised in every industry. To find out more on how to integrate telematics into your business, contact us for a customised solution.