Boosting Construction Site Security with GPS Tracking Systems

As spring approaches, a lot of construction companies prepare to start big projects. Once the ground thaws, it’s time to start digging!

The construction industry has a lot to look forward to in the near future. In the United States, the industry employs about 8 million people and builds about $2.1 trillion worth of structures each year. Research also shows that construction will likely grow by more than 3% per year between 2024 and 2027.

Opportunities abound, but they come with some serious risks. Luckily, GPS tracking systems can help you minimize those risks to keep your crew safe and protect your equipment from theft.

Prevent Construction Site Theft With GPS Tracking Systems

How much money did your construction company spend buying essential equipment? Even if you got excellent prices, you probably spent at least $50,000 on each dozer, $100,000 on each compactor, and $100,000 on each excavator.

If someone managed to steal one piece of equipment, it would set you back by a huge amount. Just as importantly, it could put you behind schedule as you look for rental options in your area or wait for your insurance provider to pay for a replacement.

The high costs of construction materials also make them common targets for thieves. Copper wire theft has become such a significant problem for Los Angeles that its city council members want to spend $200,000 creating a task force to address the issue.

Construction companies can’t wait for their local governments to take action, though. You have work to start now, and you need to know your site will remain secure outside of work hours. With theft on the rise, you need to protect yourself from setbacks.

Track Locations and Receive Alerts in Real Time

GPS tracking systems with innovative features can help in several ways. When you connect a LandAirSea GPS unit to your supplies and machinery, you can:

  • Receive alerts when items move outside of the workspace, potentially indicating theft
  • View the precise locations of your items on a digital map
  • Track items when they move to other locations

You can create permanent and temporary borders to suit your location’s needs. For example, you might want to create permanent boundaries around your warehouse. When you move machinery to a job site, you can make a temporary border around it.

Regardless of the approach you take, LandAirSea’s SilverCloud app will alert you of potential thefts so you can respond immediately.

Recover Stolen Property With Help From ShareSpot

SilverCloud also includes a feature called ShareSpot that you can use to give law enforcement limited access to your account.

Stand-alone GPS tracking systems are often much more accurate than the GPS on your smartphone. Law enforcement should be able to use your account to find the stolen property and, ideally, arrest the thieves.

By assisting local law enforcement, you improve your chances of getting stolen equipment back and you help lower the risk of future theft.

Improve Worker Safety on the Job

Ideally, everyone working on your site follows OSHA safety standards. People can’t be in top condition every day, though. Everyone has days when they feel a little off.

GPS tracking systems let you monitor employee behaviors so your managers can enforce safety standards. Let’s say someone arrived a little late one morning. They want to catch up, so they operate a dozer a little more recklessly than they should. GPS devices give you insight into unsafe behaviors so you can stop them before an accident happens.

GPS tracking systems can also help injured workers get help as fast as possible. If someone gets hurt badly enough, they might not have the strength or clarity to tell you where they are. If that person has a GPS device, you can find their location immediately.

Every second counts in emergency situations. GPS eliminates uncertainty so you can find your injured worker and get them help.

Construction Site GPS Tracking Systems From LandAirSea

LandAirSea’s GPS tracking systems give you three devices you can use on construction sites.

LandAirSea 54

The LandAirSea 54 is a compact GPS tracker that’s easy to hide. It also has a strong internal magnet that attaches securely to most metals.

Its robust build protects it from water and dust, so you can use it on practically any construction site.

LandAirSea Overdrive

The Overdrive has a slightly larger size than the 54. That gives it space for a larger battery that can go for weeks between charges. It’s a great option for protecting your equipment and supplies during long projects.

LandAirSea SYNC

The SYNC connects directly to vehicle OBD-II ports, so it’s most useful for any trucks your business uses. If you’re worried thieves will spot the GPS tracker and throw it out the window, you can get an extension cable that makes the SYNC easier to hide.

Now more than ever, construction companies need to pay close attention to site security. Choosing the right GPS tracking systems makes it much easier for you to reach project milestones and protect your investment. If you want more information about LandAirSea GPS tracking systems and data plans, please send a message to [email protected]. We want you to choose the perfect devices for your company’s unique needs.