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Transportation Security and GPS: How You Can Protect Vehicles

Transportation Security and GPS: How You Can Protect Vehicles

Transportation theft is on the rise. Over 1,500 truck cargo theft events took place in 2020—up from 1,106 in 2019. Criminals can also steal valuable vehicles like train cars, motorcycles, watercraft, and even aircraft. Investing in transportation security and GPS is one way to solve these ever-growing problems. By attaching a small GPS-enabled tracker to a vehicle, you can improve theft prevention and safeguard your most valuable assets. 

Why Is Transporation Theft Such a Problem?

Criminals steal vehicles used in the transportation and logistics industries for various reasons. Sometimes thieves resell expensive vehicles like trucks, trailers, and train cars, often after dismantling these items into parts. Other times, thieves use vehicles to commit additional robberies. Law enforcement usually recovers these vehicles after an illegal act.

A stolen truck or trailer is more than just a nuisance for your business. You might rely on these vehicles to transport packages to customers and could lose money if you can't deliver on a service agreement. You will also need to replace expensive vehicles that sometimes cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What's the solution?

Transportation Security and GPS: Why You Should Care

Investing in transportation security and GPS can help you prevent theft and quickly recover stolen and missing vehicles. GPS trackers like those made by LandAirSea (LAS) attach to various parts of a vehicle and send location information to your computer or smartphone. You can then use this data to recover stolen items or alert law enforcement and insurance providers. 

Say you have a fleet of trucks for transporting shipments to clients. By attaching LAS GPS trackers to each truck, you can receive notifications if a vehicle leaves its vicinity and take quick action. If a truck is carrying a shipment, you can inform customers about delivery delays and contact your insurance company. 

How Does GPS Tracking for Transportation Work?

Once used as a technology to track submarines during the Cold War, GPS can now monitor the vehicles used in your transportation business. Several satellites circling Earth send signals to GPS trackers to pinpoint the location of valuable items with great accuracy. After attaching a GPS device to a vehicle, you can track its location on your computer or smartphone and make smarter decisions that improve theft protection and recovery in your organization. 

Why Choose LAS for Transportation Security and GPS?

LAS offers the following benefits if you work in the transportation and logistics sectors:

Exceptional Customer Service

LAS' customer service specialists can help you assemble and set up your new tracking device.  

Online Tutorials

You can receive the latest technical advice from the LAS team here

Mobile App

Track vehicles via the free Silvercloud app, available on the Apple Store or Google Play.

Costs

LAS products cost up to 80 percent less than other GPS trackers on the market.

Here are some other reasons why you should choose LAS for your GPS tracking needs:

  • Protect valuable transportation assets in your organization.
  • Optimize inventory management by tracking equipment in vehicles. 
  • Verify the location of employees who drive your vehicles.
  • Improve transparency, accountability, and compliance in your transportation business. 
  • Share location data with customers, colleagues, and co-workers.
  • View real-time location data across multiple devices.

Which LAS Product Should You Choose for Transportation Security and GPS?

Here are some LAS devices that improve transportation security:

  • LandAirSea 54: Perfect for safeguarding valuable vehicles, you can attach this compact device to trucks, trailers, train cars, aircraft, and other valuables. 
  • LandAirSea Overdrive: Overdrive has a powerful battery that lasts up to four years and attaches to different vehicle parts with its internal magnet. You can use it to track all different vehicle types.
  • The LandAirSea SYNC plugs into a vehicle's OBD-II port and charges itself when connected. 

Want to learn more about transportation security and GPS? Contact LAS.

Final Word

Investing in transportation security and GPS offers your business multiple benefits. You can prevent theft, safeguard inventory, improve customer service, and provide law enforcement with the information they require to recover stolen vehicles. LAS products help you enhance transparency and accountability in your organization.

You can call LandAirSea on 847-462-8100, or send a message to sales@landairsea.com for more information about transportation security and GPS. You can also view LAS' wide range of GPS-enabled tracking products here

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