Scorpion – a UK-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of vehicle telematics, GPS tracking and security systems – has taken the ‘Best Vehicle Tracking System’ in the 2019 Enterprise Awards/SME News.
The award recognises the benefits of the ScorpionTrack Fleet system, which has been developed to assist all types of business in enhancing their performance.
The technology comprises of tracking devices installed within each vehicle, a web-based application and a mobile app. It assists businesses in making vehicle usage more efficient by identifying and reducing speeding, harsh acceleration, harsh braking and unnecessary engine idling. It also alerts upon unauthorised out of working hours usage.
Carl James, Scorpion’s head of marketing & sales operations, explained: “Aside from safety and environmental implications, all these driver behaviour related events increase operating costs in terms of wasted fuel and vehicle wear and tear. The systems’ tracking, alerts, reports and maps clearly show offending drivers and their managers where problems lie enabling them to take corrective action.”
ScorpionTrack Fleet also offers a customisable geofencing feature that enables fleets to ‘draw’ specific areas onto the map of the system’s web based software. Customers can then set up alerts or reports when vehicles enter or exit those locations. They can also be used for billing ‘time on site’ or evidencing to customers that your staff have visited a site at a scheduled time. The system allows for the creation of an unlimited number of geofences that can be manually entered or uploaded by a CSV file.
James also outlined other benefits of the solution, saying: “ScorpionTrack Fleet customers can benefit from significant insurance premium reductions too. Not only do some insurers acknowledge the value of fleet tracking to mitigate road risks, but our system is uniquely Insurance Approved and meets ‘Police Preferred Specification’ for theft prevention and stolen vehicle recovery. This accreditation applies when the optional 24/7 theft monitoring service is taken. Further premium reductions may also be available by opting for the system’s HD vehicle cameras which offer live view and remote streaming via its cloud-based platform.”