If you are from a fleet management company, you know the importance of business efficiency, and how critical it is to your day-to-day operations. An effective video surveillance helps in seamless tracking, monitoring, and controlling of fleets. Though traditional video surveillance is now a part of any standard fleet management solution, incorporating a cloud based Video Management software will allow fleet management companies to remotely access video feeds, get in-depth insights, rapid commission and decommission of devices and users, prevent camera tampering, reduce capital expenditure, and many more.
Let’s take a look at some of the key on-field applications of Cloud based VMS in fleet management.
Key on-field applications
1. Vehicle Tracking:
One of the basic needs of fleet management is vehicle tracking, which is enabled through fleet telematics. The vehicle’s location and direction are determined using GPS, and simultaneously the captured video data are transmitted to the fleet video management software. A cloud based VMS offers a comprehensive solution for real-time tracking of the vehicle and its surroundings.
The fleet company will be able to find out about the halt times of each of the tracked vehicles. They can also find out if a driver is taking the designated route, and can map the entire journey from the starting point to the delivery spot. These insights will help the fleet companies to streamline the transit journey, save fuel costs, and improve response time & operational efficiency.
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2. Driver Behavior:
It is very important to analyze the in-transit behavior of the driver, to ensure the safety of passengers in the vehicle and on the road. More importantly, driving behavior analysis also helps to protect the drivers from false accusations and litigations. Apart from event based driving video recording, it is also possible to integrate a few other in-vehicle components for comprehensive surveillance. For example, the rash driving behavior of the driver can be assessed by integrating the accelerometer and analyzing with traffic patterns. This will allow the authorities to detect any harsh braking or acceleration during the journey. Integration of breathalyzer devices can help in detecting and triggering an alert when the driver is in the inebriated state. Constant monitoring will help the fleet companies to ensure the quality of service to its customers in a timely manner.
3. Consignment Monitoring:
For any fleet company, on-time consignment delivery is a key metric of performance. VMS allows constant monitoring of the consignment, and can alert the driver and the fleet owner on the condition of the consignment – proper/damaged/lost.
Through continuous monitoring, a fleet company can identify if a loss or damage to goods was caused by internal or external factors. Such insights can help to improve the quality of service.
Cloud based video management software can help fleet transportation services by providing insights on the field and thus making way for implementing changes or improvements