IoT Enabled Monitoring and Tracking Devices – Benefits
IoT and wearables have taken the world by storm. Many industries are now doing in-depth research on the many capabilities and benefits which IoT would bring in to their business. One of the many industries which are now seriously considering the implementation of IoT and wearables include logistics. This is because the logistics industry requires constant monitoring and controlling of the various activities. The present methodologies adopted by these industries for running their business are very outdated, which results in unexpected scenarios like the inability to track the location, fuel level, speed level, of the logistics, increased idling time, etc.
How IoT and wearables will prove to be advantageous to the logistics industry
Just imagine the way the logistics industry would benefit when they adopt IoT enabled wearable devices. These devices will help them track the progress of each and every stage of their business. For example, fleet management companies can track the precise location of their fleet of vehicles, monitor the speed and fuel level, calculate the idle time, running time, receive alerts, etc.
IoT and wearables will prove to be highly beneficial to the logistics industry in the following ways –
Live location tracking
The main problem which logistics companies have been facing since time immemorial is tracking the location of the fleet of vehicles. Now there is no need for fleet management companies to worry about this, since IoT and wearables use GPS technology for location tracking purposes. This enables the fleet of vehicles to be under the constant eye of the fleet management company.
Monitoring the speed level
IoT and wearables incorporate technology which monitors the speed level of the fleet of vehicles. This enables the fleet management companies to track the speed of the vehicles at every stage, thereby ensuring the safety of the goods carried by the fleet.
Maintaining the fuel level
OBD devices along with IoT enabled wearable devices help in checking the fuel level of the fleet of vehicles at every stage of the journey. In case if the fuel level falls below the default limit, instant alerts will be sent to the authorised personnel and the location of the nearest fuel stations will also be shown by the IoT and wearable devices.
Sending and receiving alerts
One of the most useful features of IoT and wearable devices is sending and receiving timely alerts about the vehicles in transit. Information about which alerts will be sent to the respective fleet management personnel include, fuel and speed level, crossing of the vehicle beyond the designated boundary area, tow-away of the vehicle, and others.
Maintenance of the vehicle
Ensure timely maintenance of the fleet of vehicles by using IoT enabled tracking devices and OBD devices. These devices keep a constant check on the engine health, thereby helping the fleet management companies to do repairs and maintain the vehicles before they start their journey.
Now with the help of IoT enabled wearable devices, fleet management companies can easily set the maximum boundary areas for the various fleet of vehicles at one point of time and you will receive immediate alerts whenever your vehicles cross this designated boundary.
It is a now or never situation for the fleet management companies to get with the times and adopt the latest technology. The benefits of IoT enabled wearable devices are many and companies should do more research on their various benefits in order to be more efficient, quicker and technologically upgraded.