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Importance of SOS Button in Commercial Vehicles

SOS button is much more than just any other feature in a vehicle tracking system. Probably, the least used facility in a GPS Tracking system for vehicles, but it’s the most crucial one. It’s an emergency alarm that alerts the manager and other stakeholders to take immediate actions.

SOS button is much more than just any other feature in a vehicle tracking system. Probably, the least used facility in a GPS Tracking system for vehicles, but it’s the most crucial one. It’s an emergency alarm that alerts the manager and other stakeholders to take immediate actions.

Fleet management solutions offer multiple alerts and alarms for vehicle/fleet safety. Most fleet managers focus on getting as many safety features as possible for their fleet, but this one feature is very essential for driver safety.

Importance of SOS Button in Commercial Vehicles© in Commercial Vehicles
Importance of SOS Button in Commercial Vehicles

How the SOS Button Works

When the driver gets stuck in an emergency, and there is no way out, he can hit the SOS Button somewhere closer to the steering wheel.

The panic button is always strategically placed in a vehicle as it must be easily reachable for a tall as well as a short person from a driver’s seat.

As soon as the driver presses the button, an alert/alarm is triggered. The manager and other stakeholders who are mentioned in the emergency contact list receive an alert text via SMS, email and push notifications. The text consists of vehicle details such as the time when the button is hit and the location where the incident happens. The data received via GPS Tracking software is reliable and accurate.

The fleet owners/managers prepare the plan of action as per the details they receive.

Benefits of Panic Button

A panic button is a must-have feature in your fleet management software. It does not only ensure vehicle and driver’s safety but also asset security too.

Benefits of Panic Button

Having a panic button is a must-have feature in your fleet management software. It does not only ensure vehicle and driver’s safety but also asset security too.

1. Ensures Driver’s Safety

  • More than asset and vehicle, it ensures driver’s well being. The concerned authorities are informed the very moment the driver presses the button.

2. Alerts Many People at Once

  • Firstly, looking for a phone, then dialling a number and waiting for people to respond to your call in case of an emergency is a long route. SOS button informs multiple people at once about the unforeseen mishappening. It increases the probability of an immediate response.

Now, the government has made it to install SOS buttons be it trucks, cabs or passenger buses. It’s a great move in the right direction.

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