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GPS Tracking Equipment: Why Companies Use GPS Tracking for Assets and Equipment
If you’re like many businesses researching GPS tracking equipment, then you may be looking for devices that provide simple location data and act as a theft deterrent.
GPS tracking equipment provides this for assets and equipment, but there are many other ways to utilize this technology that will benefit your business. It doesn’t take long for business to realize all of the possibilities the technology offers once they start using GPS tracking equipment.
This blog will explore why companies use GPS tracking equipment, as well as provide information on the main hardware options.
GPS Tracking Equipment Is More Than a Theft Deterrent
At first, companies mainly look into tracking their assets with GPS tracking equipment to use as a theft deterrent. Most companies benefit from this aspect of using GPS tracking equipment on their assets such as retrieving stolen trailers hauling expensive cargo. Having GPS tracking equipment will give you the comfort of knowing when assets leave and arrive in certain areas.
Along with assisting in the recovery of stolen property, GPS tracking equipment for assets allows businesses to monitor their utilization. A common challenge businesses face is that certain assets sit for long periods of time not being used. GPS tracking equipment will improve asset utilization and make sure that certain ones are not overused and other never used.
Similarly, GPS tracking devices will show run time for your equipment such as forklifts being used at job sites. This can also translate into verifying payroll and that jobs are getting done efficiently.
GPS Tracking Equipment
Here are a few of the GPS tracking equipment used for tracking assets, as well as the ideal scenario for each one.
Ruggedized device good for heavy and/or outdoor assets that have a power source since it doesn’t have an internal battery – tractors, backhoes, loaders, mowers, etc.). This device functions like a vehicle tracking device for your equipment.
The ST-1100 is a solar-powered device. Tracks assets based on its motion at 15-minute intervals and 4 pings per day when sitting. Ideal for powered or non-powered assets such as cargo – it is also weatherproof.
Battery-powered device ideal for tracking non-powered assets such as cargo, water pumps, etc. Works in remote areas with little or no cellular coverage since it functions off satellites.
Creating Peace of Mind and Efficiency
Whether you want a theft deterrent for peace of mind, or want to improve productivity and efficiency, GPS tracking equipment provides a myriad of benefits for your assets.
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