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Why Companies Use GPS Tracking Devices for Assets and Equipment

GPS tracking devices for assets and equipment

If you’re like many businesses researching GPS tracking devices for assets and equipment, then you may be looking for devices that provide simple location data and act as a theft deterrent.

GPS tracking devices provide 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 devices on their assets and equipment.

This blog will explore why companies use GPS tracking devices for assets and equipment, as well as provide information on the main hardware options.

GPS Tracking Devices Are More Than a Theft Deterrent

At first, companies mainly look into tracking their assets and equipment with GPS tracking devices to use as a theft deterrent. Most companies benefit from this aspect of using GPS tracking devices on their equipment such as retrieving stolen trailers hauling expensive cargo. Having a GPS tracking device will give you the comfort of knowing when assets and equipment leave and arrive in certain areas.

Along with assisting in the recovery of stolen property, GPS tracking devices for assets and equipment allows businesses to monitor their utilization. A common challenge businesses face is that certain equipment sits for long periods of time not being used. GPS tracking devices will improve equipment utilization and make sure that certain assets 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 Devices

Here are a few of the GPS tracking devices used for tracking assets and equipment, as well as the ideal scenario for each one.

Ruggedized device good for heavy and/or outdoor equipment that has 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 equipment 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 equipment 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 devices provide a myriad of benefits for your assets and equipment.

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