Theft Prevention

Theft has been a severe issue affecting the construction industry for many years. Unsupervised construction sites are easy targets for thieves. Skid steers, forklifts and vehicles are stolen on a day to day basis. The cost of stolen equipment and loss of work can cripple a business. Not only will the insurance rates increase, the policy may be terminated altogether.

Possible expenses from theft include:

  • Locating stolen equipment
  • Replacing equipment
  • Missing deadlines
  • Production loss

Theft prevention is inexpensive when compared to the cost of theft. Adding security cameras around the perimeter of a worksite is a great deterrent, however, it will not stop a thief. The best way to protect your assets is to employ the use of GPS tracking equipment.

At GPS Police our software lets you know where your assets are at all times, notifying you immediately when something is wrong. Our solution to loss prevention is one of, if not the best way to protect your company and its assets.

Check out these videos where we helped our customers recover their stolen assets quickly.

If you build it, they will come!

Continuing on from my last article, I want to bring attention to our company sales philosophy.

No doubt you have heard this before: "If you build it, they will come." The quote was from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. That idea is the basis for the 'Law of Attraction.'

Many top performing companies also have taken this approach at some point in their development. Companies like Google, Amazon, Uber, eBay and Apple.

Our focus has been to build the absolute best fleet management software on the market. Time and careful consideration was given to all dimensions.

  • Reliability
  • Accuracy
  • Ease of use
  • Ergonomics

We did not take the lean startup methodology of getting a minimal viable product to market and then hire a large sales force to push mediocrity as best in class, only to then lock the customer into a hard to get out of contract.

Many companies in the fleet management space have sold you a bill of goods much to the chagrin of their customers. Our competitors are more than happy to tell you that they have the latest and greatest product on the market. In fact they are so confident they will call you daily

Are customer references really best practice?

The other day I demonstrated our software for a potential client. They contacted me as well as a few other competitors in the GPS fleet management space, which is a good idea when looking at investing long-term in a fleet management solution.

The demo went well. The potential client had one more request. He asked that I provide three references before he would move forward. I said "Sorry, I can’t do that." Now, you are probably saying “What! Why not?” References are best practice. Right?!

I could not give this prospect what he had asked for because of our privacy policy. We don't disclose customers to any prospects, unless specific permission is granted by an existing customer for a particular prospective customer. We don't advertise who our customers are. We take our customers' privacy very seriously.

Now I could have asked any number of our customers to be a reference for us… But would you, as a busy company, like to take time out of your day to take a phone call or reply to an email for an unrelated matter to your business? We wouldn't, and we guess neither would you.

Are customer references really necessary? We don’

Your device. Your data. Our network.

Recent developments with Apple Inc. and the FBI have brought up a lot of questions regarding encryption, privacy, security, and ownership.

We'd like to take this opportunity to firmly establish and reassure our customers and investors of our policies and practices.

Who does the vehicle tracking information belong to?

When someone becomes a customer of GPS Police, they install a GPS tracking device in a vehicle they own. The device reports a vast amount of encrypted information to our data centre where it is securely stored – indefinitely. Your vehicle information, residing on our servers, belongs to you, the customer, not us. We provide the service which ingests the data, processes it, and makes it available to you through the web – smart phone, computer, tablet, etc.

What happens when we get a court order?

When we receive a subpoena or court order for vehicle location history, we contact the owner of the data immediately and notify them of the request. We do not disclose to authorities or courts any customer data.

In the unlikely event that our customer does not provide the information we, like Apple, can be forced to submit requested information. In 13 years of GPS Police operating we