So what exactly does asset tracking offer? Here’s a list of the top features.
Knowing that your belongings are exactly where they’re supposed to be is always comforting. Thanks to a combination of QR codes, barcodes and GPS, you can keep an eye on the whereabouts of all your equipment on a single screen.
Asset tracker suppliers can provide you with the necessary hardware, and you may find that your larger assets already have GPS tracking installed.
Ever bought food from the supermarket and forgotten to eat it? There’s nothing worse than wasting a purchase. You could be doing that right now. Asset tracking software will provide you with insightful data on how often your equipment is used.
Do you have idle equipment? Could you use your equipment elsewhere in the business? Do you even need it at all? An asset tracking system will enable you to find out.
It helps to know exactly how much your assets are costing your business. Asset tracking enables you to track usage by project, whether it’s for one of your projects or for a rental bill. Once you improve your cost analysis, you may find out that you can afford to make more competitive bids for projects.
Unauthorized Use Protection
Do you worry about leaving your equipment on site over night? Asset tracking equipment is a clever piece of kit. It can set a virtual limit around the perimeter of the work site and alert you if a piece of machinery breaches those boundaries. Quick call to the police in good time and your equipment remains where it’s meant to be.
Monitor Asset Status
Working your machinery too hard can lead to unnecessary repair costs. With asset tracking, you can actually see whether your team are over-exerting your equipment. By measuring things like usage, vibration and temperature change, you can book equipment in for preventative maintenance checks before excessive wear and tear or breakages happen.
Asset tracking keeps all your machinery data in one location. Use the system to log any maintenance, a service, or wear and tear. If you’ve just had a part replaced, log the date you need to replace the part again. You can even log engine hours so you know when your equipment needs a check over.