When tracking shipments, autonomy is one of the most important aspects of the technology you use. In fact, not only needs the tracking solution to be able to handle a normal delivery cycle, but it must be able to go way beyond this to ensure you get the information when something goes wrong. In fact, tracking technologies allow to know if misrouting, delays or failed deliveries happen. At that moment, your shipment will stay on its way much longer than what you expected. Hence, when you chose a tracking solution, it is best practice to make sure your solution can hold at least double of the expected delivery cycle. For example, if your shipment shall be delivered within 10 and 15 days, the solution should be able to monitor at least 30 days. Failing to check this will prevent you to get the benefit of tracking solutions: find out when problems occur.
At Kizy, we have developed a solution that has you covered. The tracker is able to track up to 1 year, depending on the configuration. We propose 3 standard configurations: one position every 15 minutes, one every 1h, or once per day. However, based on your specific requirements the tracker can be configured with any pattern.
In addition, the tracker can detect when your shipment is not moving, thus greatly reducing battery consumption. For example, when shipping by rail between China and Europe, the delivery cycle is approximately 20 – 30 days. With the tracker configured with one position per hour, it will last more than 2 months. So if anything happens enroute, e.g. your shipment is stuck at customs, you can still retrieve the position of it.
When chosing a tracking solution be sure that your solution can hold at least double of the expected delivery cycle.