by James Neely, freelance writer
One of the most vulnerable businesses to theft and abuse are those that utilize heavy equipment such as highway construction businesses. Since most of the assets are kept out of doors for long periods of time which includes extended durations of unsupervised times, the vulnerability is heightened over other businesses.
Instant Location The stealthy nature of GPS Tracking devices help keep the perpetrators in the dark about their existence until it is too late. Authorities can be called and notified as to their whereabouts instantly. And with locating abilities to within just a few feet, finding them is not a problem.
Stretches Your Reach These GPS Tracking systems are especially valuable to construction contractors who are in the business of building roads and highways. Most projects span many miles and cause companies to deploy equipment often in hard to reach locations. This places the equipment out of sight and unless some type of signal is attached, theft activities can go undetected for months.
Any Application You can use these GPS Tracking devices on almost any type of equipment. Whether it has a battery or not is not an issue. Setting a dollar threshold for usage is a starting point. The cost of a device is just a few hundred dollars, so anything of worth can be outfitted with one. Some companies are even using them for the remote offices and equipment trailers that are used on construction sites.
Equipment is on a “Leash” The ability to run reports and generate instant feedback on equipment location keeps employees from having to track it down manually or calling everyone other employee to see who ‘had it last.’ In today’s lean organizations, this is an invaluable use for GPS Tracking systems.
Lowers Insurance Costs Insurance costs are reduced in the form of lower premiums because insurance companies’ liability is lowered. Anytime this can be accomplished, you can always realize a savings for both the insured as well as the insurance provider.
These are the primary reasons for heavy equipment businesses to use GPS Tracking. It makes sense for the business and helps keep perpetrators guessing which makes it a win-win for all involved.