SEC Electrical, the Northampton based electrical systems specialists, have ramped up internal communications and workflow efficiency since installing the free mobile vehicle tracking app from AGM routeMASTER.
With responsibility for projects, electrical installations, maintenance and emergency call outs across the UK, SEC has a diverse and constantly changing work schedule. Now, says the company, by using AGM’s easily downloadable mobile app its engineers can locate instantly the whereabouts of each support vehicle and coordinate between each other to achieve the optimum use of resources.
“It’s a great tool.” Says Technical Director, Craig Shepherdson. “In addition to being able to track all vehicles and field personnel from any pc in the office, our engineers can now view the same data on the go. This enables fast and efficient job planning and execution, which in turn saves wasted journeys and keeps costs under control.”
The unique mobile app enables users to view the real-time location of their vehicles and to access the core features of the system whilst on the move. It is free to all routeMASTER customers and also features a trip replay which provides a record of every vehicle’s journey history since the system was installed.
“This is particularly useful” adds Craig, “because our engineers can easily and accurately fill in time sheets and check work records without the need to double check or verify the information. It’s all there on the screen and is sort of ‘self-policing’, practical and easy to use.”
SEC Electrical has been using the routeMASTER telematics fleet management system for around five years and will be installing further systems next month to three new Berlingos, which are joining the service fleet. The company is well established with over 60 years of experience in the design, supply and installation of electrical services to the industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
The routeMASTER app key features include:
Vehicles View – a summary of all the vehicles and their present status.
Map View – shows all vehicles; zooms to individual vehicles to enable toolbar actions, Dashboard, Replay, Share Trip & Fast Track.
Live Tracking – shows the latest location of a chosen vehicle in real time. Live data ‘pushed’ to the app.
Fast track – overrides the standard update rate, giving 5 second updates before returning to the standard rate.
Route replay – shows the trips carried out on any day since the unit was installed.
Dashboard – 2 pages of ‘today’s’ data, giving location, alerts, driver information, MOT & service dates and live activity feed.
Share Trip – share access to view a vehicle’s current trip by sending an emailed link.