In the construction and agriculture worlds, equipment security often takes a back seat to accessibility and ease of use. The challenging deadlines and short growing seasons leave business owners ripe for equipment theft. According to Hub International Limited, National Insurance Crime Bureau reports close to $1 billion in construction theft per year with over 200 construction stolen every week. That’s an awful lot of missing forklifts and tractors!
Small to midsize operations that use temporary or seasonal employees are at particular risk for equipment loss. Worse, it’s virtually impossible for equipment manufacturers to make their products more secure without sacrificing the “jump on and start up” mentality that these industries often require. Securing sites and equipment with fences, lights, and security guards can be effective, but not practical for many businesses as it can be costly. While it may be difficult to picture someone riding off on a 4000 lb. tractor, or evading detection on a bright yellow bulldozer, the absence of security at most sites, combined with a lack of mandated product identification/registration, makes equipment theft a much easier crime to perpetrate than most realize. GPS asset tracking may be the affordable, peace of mind solution that your business requires.
Your Local Fleet Asset Tracking solution gives businesses using commercial equipment and machinery an affordable and easy-to-use solution to protect their assets.