Losing your keys or your wallet is a pain, not only will it create additional stress but it eats up valuable time as you have to cancel your cards to protect yourself, just to end up finding them the next day. It's no different if a customer has an urgent job they need you to complete or you have a team that requires some assistance and you have to find out where your equipment is so you can send it to them as soon as possible.
Wouldn't things be a lot easier if you had updates on the current location on your most important equipment?
You can track your assets in a variety of ways, for example, QR and RFID tags, these are both things that we will address, but the best way to track your high-value assets that are moving is by utilising a GPS asset tracking solution.
GPS asset trackers will be placed on the asset you want to track, you can track a range of things, you can go from something as simple as measuring equipment to a full industrial generator, all you require is a simple magnet self-install.
The trackers we use are:
GPS asset tracking is incredibly powerful, not only able to track your high-value assets when they are on the move, but have full coverage from anywhere in the world.GET A QUOTE
The Global Positioning System (GPS) utilises a network of satellites that transmits unique data to a GPS receiver which then triangulates the position of your asset, you can then see this location through our desktop or mobile app on the Google maps integration that we have.
There is no need for data transmission on the user's side, it operates entirely independently from the internet to telephone signal. It is accessible to anyone that has a GPS receiver.
By using several satellites that are designed for GPS asset tracking, they will be able to fully determine exactly where the tracker is. You can also rest assured as our asset-tracking devices have complete coverage from anywhere in the world.GET A QUOTE
As the frequency that the assets are moving around (the more they are being used) the faster you will find that the trackers will need to be recharged. Without a charge, the tracker won't be able to transmit their location.
We track a variety of different types of assets, this includes:
RAM Tracking currently specialises in only GPS asset tracking, although, there is another type of asset tracking that can be used for internal spaces:
There are two types of RFID tracking systems.
It is important to keep in mind that QR code inventory tracking will generally tend to be the most cost-effective of the options available to you when it comes to this kind of inventory application, however, that reduced cost also brings limitations.
In both instances, the most important element is having close proximity. So, if you are looking for warehouse inventory, management or monitoring assets within a series of buildings on site, this is a much better option in comparison to GPS tracking systems. If it is likely that your assets will move a distance away, then asset tracking comes into its own as all tagged assets can be tracked quickly and easily.
Issues that RFID tends to face are usually to do with collisions:
Additionally, you may also face security issues, this is because anyone with a reader is able to access the tag information. For some businesses or governmental departments, this is a serious concern as the items that you have tagged may potentially give someone easy access to consumer data. However, you can resolve this as RFIDs can come with additional protection at an additional expense. This can make RFID tagging a cost-prohibitive method depending on how many items you need to tag - tagging a 25 may not be an issue, but tagging thousands of assets within your inventory will really stack up.
It's important to keep in mind that the further the reach that is offered the more costly the asset tracking system will be.
RAM specialises in GPS asset tracking only, however, we do have various vehicle tracking options when it comes to tracking your fleet of vehicles. We cover any type of commercial vehicle, whether you are looking at van tracking and truck tracking to company car tracking. It all depends in what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a demonstration of our tracking software solutions, please feel free to get in touch!
When a company is looking to track their valuable assets, an asset tracker can be used. An asset tracker is placed on or in these pieces of equipment which allows the head office to see their location, in real-time. But not just their location, you can also see their current movement and usage. These devices make use of GPS technology, satellites that are in orbit will triangulate on the current location of an asset that is being tracked and immediately present it to the central system. This allows it to be tracked, analyzed and managed.
Asset trackers ensure that a business can increase its operational efficiency by providing the head office with real-time information on the current location of their most important assets. You no longer have to search around for where your equipment is, as the information is readily available in front of you. This not only helps to improve safety and security, but you also will help lower your costs as the equipment is on-site, when it is required, so no work is left stalled.
Asset trackers can track a wide variety of things, this includes, however, is not limited to, heavy-duty equipment, trailers and high-value items, such as your tools and machinery. Asset tracking ensures that equipment is being used in the right place at the right time.
Through the utilisation of GPS technology, asset trackers provide you with incredibly accurate data, within just a few metres. The only thing you must be aware of is the signal in your current area as well as anything that could interfere with the signal (such as large buildings and infrastructure or going underground).
You will find that most asset trackers that are currently available will provide your head office and your fleet manager with the current location of your equipment with real-time location data, this is available for them to view within the web-app on desktop or the mobile app. However, we recommend you speak to your provider regarding real-time tracking if this is something that you require as a business.
You will find that many asset trackers will store their historical location data allowing this data to be looked at at a later time. You will be able to see where specific assets have been and when they were there. By utilising this, you can not only improve overall fleet management, but you can also use it to identify patterns, such as patterns of use. This allows you to make informed decisions, even allowing you to go as far as understanding which pieces of equipment should be required at which site and when.
You should find that your asset tracker is incredibly easy to set up, most asset trackers these days can be activated simply by using a web-based interface. We recommend that you talk to your provider about a professional install to not only ensure that they are set up properly, but that it is also set up discretely. A discrete installation helps to reduce the likelihood of someone tampering with the tracker.
Most asset trackers these days should allow you to set up notifications that will alert you to specific events, such as if it were to leave your GEO fence that you have set up. This can help you to understand if certain assets are currently moving when they shouldn't (which would suggest someone is trying to steal your assets). We recommend that if you require notifications linked with your asset tracker that you talk to your provider who can help you get it set up properly.
This is question that will change depending on your specific needs. For a start, the number of asset trackers you require, then you must think of the features that you need it to perform. You must also think about the fact that the price will change depending on the length of the contract that you agree to. You will also find each provider is different, this means some may charge additional subscription fees or data charges whilst others don't. It is best to speak with your provider, giving them everything that you require and answering any questions that they have, this way, you will get the most accurate quote on your asset trackers.
Asset trackers will provide you will detailed reports and analytics on the location that your assets are being used, this will give you more and more information over time. This will help your company not only better manage your inventory but it will help you to schedule maintenance when it is required. If you notice a pattern or trend in your reports, such as a certain piece of equipment not being required for use on a couple of days may allow you to either get it to another site that requires it or you can schedule maintenance on that asset whilst it is currently out of use.
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