Automobile security has been a concern on the radars of many vehicle owners in recent years, but during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic worries mounted as auto theft has spiked to astronomical figures across the U.S. Two years after shutdowns caused by the pandemic began, the automotive industry is still grappling with vehicle theft.
LandAirSea Director of Analytics Jared Zientz is seeing an uptick in theft in both big and small cities and across all of the nearly 40 verticals that the company services. LandAirSea provides GPS tracking solutions for automotive dealerships and adjacent industries, as well as any industry in need of monitoring a terrain, air or marine asset on the move.
“Everything is being stolen nowadays. Police can’t even keep up and now, insurance companies are requiring even longer timelines before paying out any claims.” Zientz said.
The number of vehicles stolen by thieves varies by year. Generally, though, you can expect the FBI to report about 720,000 stolen vehicles per year in the United States. Nearly 220 out of 100,000 Americans will experience a car theft within the next year.
“Small and midsize businesses have to worry about everything from quality workmanship and employees to billing and supply chain. Now, they have to worry about their assets being stolen, how it affects their jobs and how long it will take their insurance — if they even can afford to carry it — on their hard-earned assets,” Zientz said.
Experts are expecting theft activity to remain high during 2022, so vehicle owners must stay vigilant by getting ahead of the issue.
Zientz has, however, also seen positive signs for business owners that indicate now is a good time to invest in asset protection, especially when it comes to GPS tracking. In recent years, GPS hardware has become more affordable and reliable, and easier for the average person to use than ever before.
By installing a GPS tracker, vehicle owners can have peace of mind knowing they can always see where important equipment or shipments are and can provide that data to law enforcement if needed. Mobile device applications connected to GPS software provide flexibility for asset managers to monitor their assets from anywhere, allowing for instant data visibility for quick decision-making.
One company providing modern and affordable GPS tracking devices is LandAirSea, which offers a no-contract solution for transportation and logistics companies and dozens of other industries that need the locations of their equipment monitored. Combining the power of its proprietary plug-and-play GPS tracking hardware and user-friendly software platform, companies can easily track and manage their assets on a single account — whether they have one or 2,000 units.
With the real-time GPS asset tracker LandAirSea 54, users can receive location updates as frequently as once every three seconds to once every 24 hours. Vehicle owners also have the option to schedule tracking only during the night if assets are in use during the day.
Using the API-integrative platform, users can set up geofences and receive email or text alerts when assets move outside a designated area. For vehicle owners with multiple assets, such as a dealership with a growing fleet, managers can label units with a custom icon and name for easy identification.
Other uses of LandAirSea’s GPS trackers include:
- Visibility tool for confirmation that a service or operation has been performed.
- Staff training, monitoring driver behavior and monitoring deadhead miles.
- Reduction in carbon emissions through route monitoring.
As a family-run business, LandAirSea ensures quality customer service. It has an in-house tech support team to assist clients in setting up or adjusting asset tracking requirements as their business grows.
“LandAirSea has spent nearly 30 years working across numerous different markets to create a customizable and easy-to-use software platform and a reliable GPS tracking device.” Zientz said.
Connect with LandAirSea representatives at any of the ways below to learn more about their GPS tracking solutions:
Email: [email protected]
Sales: (847) 462-8100
Jared Zientz: (815) 347-2229