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Nigeria Seeks New Standards for the GPS Tracking Device Industry

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on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 in Uncategorized
Almost all manufactured goods have some substandard versions of quality placed on the market. Vehicle tele-matics is no exception. The Standards Organisation of Nigeria is now zeroing in on tele-matics products with a strong emphasis on the GPS tracking device and services. Director General of SON, Joseph Odumodu, disclosed the plan recently at a Technical Committee Meeting on Vehicle Security in Lagos, along with Adewumi Richard, the Director of Electrical. This move comes on the heels of a rash of incidences in which car owners have had tracking devices installed on new vehicles only to have them fail. It is an especially devastating problem as innocent Nigerian citizens suffer a double loss of money. Odumodo assured that efforts on zero tolerance for poor quality tele-matics products would be a top priority for the quality of life in Nigeria. Odumodu related that that the Vehicle Security Operators of Nigeria (VESON) will begin work on a plan for implementing a code of standards for tele-matics to include the operations of the GPS tracking device for both individual vehicles and fleet management. He was apologetic as he related the realisation that tackling this problem was long overdue for Nigeria. Once the standard codes are developed and in place, it will be mandatory for GPS tracking device installers to comply with the requirements of this code. If not, they will face appropriate sanctions as well as not be allowed to operate a business for installing tracking devices. In his announcement, Odumodu also assured that the trend of unscrupulously importing substandard tele-matics equipment into the country would be halted by the tele-matics code of standard that would be prepared by SON. Odumondu is correct in his observation that these standards codes are long overdue. Nigerians should benefit greatly from this move as similar code systems are already working in South Africa and other provinces. Now Nigerian citizens can have the same peace of mind when deciding to purchase vehicle tracking systems.
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