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How to Track and Trace Construction Tools Using GPS Technology

If you own a construction business, you know exactly how much money is wasted when tools are misplaced or even stolen.  Theft and unapproved use of your valuable construction equipment can be a serious problem. Either through negligence or ill-intentions, lost construction tools will drain your revenue and place additional stress on your business. It is critical to monitor the location and use of your construction assets to keep projects on schedule and your costs down. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk through the use of technology. GPS tracking is the best way to reduce equipment loss through theft as well as provide a streamlined approach to inventory management.

Inventory Management

How much time do you spend locating and managing your inventory? It’s likely that your inventory ranges from small tools to large machinery – which can quickly become time-consuming. The tools and equipment used in construction are also part of your inventory, and as material costs are constantly rising, it’s imperative that you keep track of everything your business owns.

GPS devices are an incredibly effective and economical method of gaining accurate insight into your inventory. Large machinery can benefit from having a discreet GPS tracking device stowed away in a hard-to-find area. Smaller items placed into boxes can benefit from having one or several GPS tracking devices. By pairing your inventory with GPS trackers, you’ll know exactly where each piece of equipment is—during real-time.

Prevent Theft

It’s one of the worst aspects of any business, but theft is a widespread occurrence within the construction industry. Small tools and materials are routinely stolen from construction sites during operating hours or during the night. Unless insured, stolen inventory will need to be replaced out of your pocket. How can you adequately reduce theft from your company and save money at the same time? It’s best to invest in GPS devices that can be discreetly placed on high-value tools. Handheld GPS devices can be placed onboard machinery and within toolboxes, thus locating the position of a thief if they’ve managed to get away from the construction site. The LandAirSea 54 is one of the smallest devices on the market and can fit almost anywhere. These small GPS trackers are an efficient way to keep your tools in your hands—and not in those of a thief.

Prevent Lost Items

Construction sites can become quickly cluttered with materials that make it difficult to spot small tools. Once again, lost tools can soon add up, and you’ll be left to foot the bill if they cannot be found. In this event, GPS trackers are a useful tool that can quickly locate anything with extreme accuracy. You’ll never lose a tool once you pair it with a GPS tracking device.

LandAirSea’s GPS Solution

If you’re searching for a reliable GPS device manufacturer – look no further than LandAirSea. We offer a wide range of GPS devices that have a multitude of uses. Each device comes in a rugged design that can handle the harsh environment that is often found at a construction site.

Large, medium, or small, LandAirSea has a perfectly sized GPS tracking device for your needs. Each GPS device is waterproof, magnetic (for easy placement), and compatible with your phone for an easy to use interface.

Being able to locate your tools within seconds outweighs the costs associated with a GPS service. Call us today to discuss your next GPS tracking system and you will never worry about your construction equipment ever again.

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