So much has changed during and after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indeed, technology played a crucial role as it helped people adapt to the evolving dynamics of business and overall lifestyle. Technology has gained so much limelight that it is tough for companies to survive in the long run without leveraging tech-based solutions or systems.
GPS technology has introduced revolutionary changes across industries, along with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, GPS tracking systems have multiple use cases beyond simple navigation. Moreover, they are widely used in the commercial sectors, enhancing overall business operations. Cloud-based management systems combined with IoT technology are creating new strides and improving efficiency.
However, in the last couple of years, multiple and different industries have embraced GPS tracking solutions to gain valuable insights and develop a competitive advantage. If you think GPS technology is helpful only to fleets business, you need to know the benefits this cutting-edge technology offers to other industries.
Here are some commercial sectors that use GPS technology for the growth and safety of their businesses.
Construction sites are full of different equipment and machinery, which are pretty expensive. Even if one tool is lost, it can harm the entire workflow, and it is costly to replace a lost one. With GPS trackers, you can track each asset, tool, or machine on multiple construction sites, minimise the time to search them with real-time location details and prevent their misuse and theft. Site inspectors can leverage such information to ensure better track of their inventory and prevent moonlighting.
Further, you can even effortlessly manage construction fleet vehicle and machinery usage and ensure only those tools are used which are needed. This can help reduce the wear and tear of equipment and improve its longevity.
Oil and Gas
Oil, gas, or chemicals are sensitive and hazardous materials. Here, it is imperative to ensure the safety of drivers and protect the materials against theft. With GPS tracking systems, you can track the location of each vehicle until it reaches its destination. Similarly, you’ll also gain insights on driving behaviour, unscheduled stops and get alerts in case of vehicle breakdowns.
Further, GPS trackers help chemical companies circumvent compliance issues by pre-scheduling routes that are legalised to carry chemicals.
Time-sensitive services such as police, fire, and ambulance services can benefit from GPS tracking systems. For example, ambulances have to reach the destination at the earliest, for which they need to take routes that have less traffic flow. Ambulances equipped with trackers can guide them to comparatively less busy roads and ensure patients receive timely treatments, saving lives and serving citizens efficiently.
Additionally, GPS tracking systems help healthcare authorities dispatch the closest ambulance available by determining the vehicle’s real-time location. It also helps to monitor the drivers and mobile workforce to check they act fast, arrive on time, and provide the best care possible.
Pharma-related products or drugs require correct temperatures during transportation. GPS-enabled asset tracking solutions help pharmaceutical companies monitor assets and inventory in real-time. They provide data on changes in temperature beyond the normal range, location details of the cargo, and any changes in the dynamics of assets.
Responsible authorities can view all of this data through one centralised system, and companies can maintain proper temperatures and avoid any loss or spillage. You can also protect the assets from theft as GPS trackers instantly notify administrators about any damage. Administrators can recover the inventory at the earliest using the real-time location details.
Elderly Care Centres
GPS trackers are not only valuable for commercial sectors, but also are beneficial to keep track of children, teens, and senior citizens. And when older people have dementia or Alzheimer’s, it becomes very difficult to track them as they wander aimlessly, get confused about who they are, and harm themselves.
Care centres can use GPS trackers to monitor each member and know about their whereabouts at any time. By placing the trackers in their pockets, you can give them the liberty to roam around in the centre, do errands, or go out without the need of a personal caretaker. With the geofence feature, you can create a virtual boundary around the map to notify you if the patient has crossed the geofenced parameter. Additionally, during emergencies, elderly patients can use the SOS button and call for help.
Apart from the above ones, bike rental companies, mining, education institutes, public transport, restaurants, and many more are deploying GPS tracking systems to streamline operations and improve efficiency. Other industries, too, can tap into the potential benefits of GPS technology and build solutions that can address their challenges and grab the opportunity to scale up.