by James Neely - freelance writer
Here is a statement that might be met with some controversy: factory installed GPS Tracking systems need to be implemented into every new vehicle that is manufactured. The purpose of which is to be able to supply data on the whereabouts of the vehicle should it become stolen or lost.
The benefits. With these units attached to a vehicle, the instance of loss and misuse would drop dramatically. While GPS Navigation systems offer some of these benefits, the ability to monitor in real-time is the most useful. GPS Tracking systems do the best job at this task.
Law enforcement personnel are deluged with cases that are more important than theft and recover of stolen items. If you have had the unfortunate circumstance of having to engage them in this process, then you understand. This can be especially frustrating if there is not enough evidence to even develop leads in the case. And, the allocation of resources is severely crippled without evidence.
With an onboard GPS Tracking system, vehicles and other equipment can be monitored by the owners. Even if the unit becomes disconnected from a power source, it continues to emit a signal.
A further benefit is in the lowering of insurance premiums. Insurance agencies that experience a drop in risk can pass along savings to customers in this manner. They wish that every insured item could be tracked in this way. In fact, in the future, you might see them become mandatory by insurance carriers in order to obtain insurance in the first place.
Being able to track in real-time is invaluable. But other units can provide historical or demand-only data. This can be equally as beneficial in the effort of maintaining control over assets and property.
No matter which unit is selected, money can be saved and the risk of insuring is decreased. While these units cannot in and of themselves prevent all losses, they can help foster a more positive environment and reduce the possibilities to the degree that this type of behavior is directed elsewhere.
One of the points of debate is whether these are a good deterrent to criminal activities. It can be argued that they are and further that the items on which GPS Tracking systems are used should be labeled as such so that those who might be tempted to steal them have an idea of what can happen if the attempt is made.