When people think about a topic like commercial security, they normally call to mind a few different categories of products pretty quickly. The most obvious are surveillance systems – cameras and other devices that give you complete visibility into who is going where for what reason at any particular time. Next up is usually access control – total insight into where your people are moving and, more importantly, why they’re trying to go to certain places in the first place.
You might be the type of business owner that considers fleet management to be a totally separate topic… but in this particular case, you’d happen to be wrong. There is actually a very strong intersection between commercial security and fleet management for a number of key reasons that are definitely worth taking a closer look at.
The Security of Fleet Management
The vehicles that make up your fleet, much like your employees themselves, are a large part of the backbone of your organization. If something should happen to even one of them, you’d be hit with massive costs in terms of lost productivity – all before you have to think about buying a new vehicle in the first place.
This, in turn, is why fleet management is so important. Because whether a vehicle is out in the field or parked overnight in your lot, you’ll be able to see exactly where it is – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not only that, but you can do so directly from your smartphone or PC, which means that this level of visibility doesn’t stop when you go home for the day. If a particular vehicle has suddenly and unexpectedly traveled outside certain geographic boundaries, you’ll know about it instantly by way of an alert to your device.
Along the same lines, if something DOES, unfortunately, happen to one of your cars you’ll be able to report a lost or stolen vehicle to the local authorities right from within the system – if you got your GPS tracking and other fleet management options from a commercial security provider. Doing all of this on your own will work to a certain extent, but partnering with a security company means you get to leverage the full might of their decades of local experience to YOUR advantage.
This idea also feeds directly back into the larger health and longevity of your business. With something like GPS tracking, you can see where your drivers are going and what they happen to be up to. Because of this, it’s easier to spot employees who may have… let’s just say “problematic” driving habits, either in terms of safety or efficiency, so that you can do something about it sooner rather than later by way of training.
In terms of efficiency, you can use historical reporting to identify opportunities for route optimization – saving yourself a fortune in fuel costs alone over the long-term. When you really consider things from that perspective, making the decision to partner with your commercial security provider on fleet management technology is really a step that more or less pays for itself.
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