TVNZ screens fleet security options
When Savio Steves took over the role of Transport Coordinator at TVNZ in Auckland, he soon realised a key responsibility of his was to protect the expensive equipment that gets utilized every day across an extensive fleet of company vehicles. Reliable protection of the expensive equipment is not only crucial to ensuring TVNZ’s programming isn’t disrupted; it’s a big money saver on insurance premiums.
After screening the market, Steves approached Autowatch vehicle security who specialise in company fleet protection and was immediately impressed. “Autowatch were extremely knowledgeable and had obvious technical know-how, yet they had a personal approach which made them very easy to deal with” says Steves.
Manufactured in South Africa and distributed in over 30 countries, the MTA endorsed Autowatch brand is a world leader in advanced vehicle security. Its range of innovative products consistently leads the ranks in independent testing and reviews, including the internationally recognized Thatcham testing standard of the United Kingdom.
Steves arranged a meeting with Autowatch NZ’s Managing Director and Head Technician, Nitesh Kishor. Before long the TVNZ fleet was custom-fitted with quality alarms and sensors along with Bluetooth hands-free kits. With the recent advancements in vehicle electronics technology, today’s alarm installations are non-invasive and performed faster than ever before. Autowatch’s advanced CAN-BUS alarms work with the latest electrics found in most new cars, providing high security without any installation hassle. “What’s great is they work seamlessly with factory keyless entry systems so there’s no need for multiple remotes” says Steves.
Autowatch are so confident in their product that all alarms carry a unique 3-year anti-theft warranty - promising the customer $1500 towards their insurance excess and use of a rental car if their vehicle is stolen due to failure of the alarm.
The partnership has been a great success - Steves says that knowing his fleet has the best security installed gives him and the TVNZ field staff complete peace of mind. Now that’s something worth broadcasting.