ADT switches out its tech's vans

Company goes to a compact van design to save fuel costs


According to GreenCarReports.com, the only U.S. competitor for the Transit Connect is the panel-van version of Chevy's HHR. The downside of the HHR, said GreenCarReports, is that the HHR has a "higher load floor and less than half the cargo-bay space. Reflecting its origin as a passenger vehicle, the HRR panel van has hinged rear side doors, while those of the Transit Connect slide (like the rear doors of a minivan)."

Besides upgrading to more fuel efficient vehicles, such as ADT is doing with the Ford Transit Connect, some security dealers have explored the use of GPS systems that can help pinpoint the nearest available installer to minimize driving distances and to track employee movements to cut back on the misuse of fuel cards and fuel expenses.