Housekeeping Services

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Running a house keeping business requires a bit of organization. You want to provide the best service, and be on time for your appointments. Display Tracks is here to help! Our application allows you to set Landmarks at the location of your repeat customers, which also shows you an estimated time of arrival and how far your house keepers are from that landmark.

It may also be helpful to take before and after photos for your company portfolio, or to show your customer the improvement. With High-Definition quality pictures, your device can take pictures that focus down to level of dust!

The Display Tracks Reporting System could also prove useful for time sheets for your hired house keepers. A manager could see when a house keeper arrived at the house that was to be cleaned, and when that person was finished cleaning.

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Documented arrival and departure times

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Let’s say you have a pool maintenance service company.  One of your customers has contracted for their pool to be serviced certain days of the week.  You get a complaint that they are being ‘skipped’ at times and not getting what they are paying for.  Your technicians insist that they are performing all of the required services and are making every visit.

The solution:

Display Tracks provides detailed management reports that will document the arrival and departure times for each street address.  You can correct the problem with your employee or agree to send these reports to your customer.

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Construction

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Construction jobs have many moving parts, and a lot to be accounted for. Without the proper management system this can often become very chaotic. Display Tracks can help your construction company to get organized and defeat the chaos!

Projects will always have timelines, and by using the Display Tracks system, all your timeline events can be easily logged and later viewed. Geo-tagged Photosprovide you with time and location stamped pictures of the progress your company is making. All of your on-site workers can have our application on their phones, providing managers with an idea of how many total hours of work has been done on a certain project.

Geo-fences can be created around the work site so that managers in charge can be notified when any worker or piece of heavy construction equipment arrives or leaves. This functionality will decrease your business’ liability, meaning less equipment will be stolen, and worker hours are more easily logged.

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Property Management

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Managing your properties and your employees that take care of your properties can often be a tall order. How can you be sure that your employees are really where they say they are from the times that they say they are? Getting a place back into proper living conditions could mean 15 minutes of work, or hours depending on the previous leasers. With Display Tracks, you will always know why your employees took so long.

With Geo-tagged Photos your workers can take before and after photos of a property which you can view on the web application just moments after the photos are taken. This will give you a better idea of how your workers are spending their time on the clock.

Making use of our Send Location feature is a great way to get your workers to their desired destination in less time. Plus, this feature is as easy as right clicking on your destination, and clicking the ‘Send Location’ button! A packet of information is then sent to the selected device, at which time the device opens the location using the GPS turn-by-turn navigator.

To get a better idea of how your employees have spent their time throughout the day, you can pull Business Reports to see where they were at different times of the day. You can create a time sheet of billable hours for any contract workers using our report system. At the end of the week, you are able to run a weekly report to make sure your employees have put in the 40 hours that they say they have.

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Geo-fencing … the How and When

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In the image below, the purple square on the bridge is an example of a geo-fence that I use for testing and demonstrations.  This is a marquee feature in most location-based services, as geo-fences are valuable in so many different businesses and other cases. A geo-fence is a set of coordinates that define an area (in our case a rectangular area). Once a geo-fence is setup, the system can then trigger an alarm when a device goes inside or outside of that defined area. This feature has numerous obvious benefits, such as being able to see when someone is on the move from their current location, or when they have arrived somewhere.DT Map

First the When

In a work situation, you might want to have a record or be notified when one of your employees returns to the warehouse or work center.  A high number of occurrences might indicate that they did not get the correct materials or tools before going on a job.  Or if you have worker who ‘report to work’ at a job site you can see when they arrive (or leave) the designated area.  Frequently when I am telling a potential customer about the benefits of Display Tracks I get a response “What about my teenagers ?”  You could certainly put a geo-fence around their school to notify you when they arrive or depart.

Now the How

To ‘Add a Geo-Fence’ first select the device or group of devices that you wish to add the geo-fence to, then right-click on the map where you wish to place your geo-fence. You will then notice a rectangle appear, as well as an info window prompting you for the geo-fence’s colors and name. To adjust the geo-fence to your preferred size, grab the resize nodes and resize the geo-fence to fit perfectly around the area you wish to enclose. Once you have named it and set it over the correct area, you can hit the ‘Save’ button and the geo-fence should be saved to the system for the selected device. (Note: Device geo-fences will only appear on the map if the ‘Show Geo-fences’ option is checked. To set this, goto the ‘Map Options’ Component and check the ‘Show Geo-fences’ checkbox.)
To see all of the geo-fences that are associated with the selected device or group of devices, goto the ‘Geo-fences’ tab in the ‘Device Information’ component. Here you can also delete geo-fences by selecting the geo-fence checkboxes that you wish to delete and click the ‘Delete Geo-fence’ button.

Geo-fences can be turned into an alarm event and will notify you anytime the geo-fence is breached by its associated device. Alarms can be set in the ‘Set Alarms’ tab in the Device Information component. In the Set Alarm tab, you can activate the geo-fence alarm by checking the Geo-fence checkbox. This will result in an e-mail being sent to the e-mail associated with the device.
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Using GPS technology and Geo-Fences, Display Tracks can tell you If he crossed the road and when or if he returned. We can set off Alarms,and send you an email every-time he crosses the boundary you set. You will also be notified if he is TEXTing or TALKing while moving. We actually don’t know why he crossed the road.

This Geo Fence capability can be helpful to you for your mobile field service technicians by setting a Geo Fence around your warehouse that detects if they are having to return to the work center for a tool or part that should have been with them when they arrived at your customer’s location. If your employee ‘reports to’ a job site without coming to your work center you will know when they enter or leave thoughout the day.

Might also be handy to set a Geo Fence around your child’s school.

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