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GPS tracking for construction equipment

Based on an interview by Treffpunkt Bau with Stéphane Pâris, Sensolus Regional Manager DACH

The key to success in the construction industry relies on effective construction site management. Effective construction site management involves meticulously planning and executing construction measures with speed, efficiency, and profitability in mind. And this is precisely where a GPS tracking solution comes in. 

By leveraging a robust tracking solution, construction companies can fully digitize their management and localization processes – streamlining and optimizing the organization of their entire site. 

You can also use this technology to give your business an edge over your competitors by offering new services like leasing or billing based on actual usage. For example, if bad weather stops work, you won’t have to pay for that downtime. Overall, using IoT technology is vital for modern construction site management. It helps you improve your operations, lower your costs, and promote sustainability.

Manage all of your construction equipment on one platform

Our plug-and-play solution is easy to use and covers everything you need to digitize your construction equipment and machinery. We offer robust, sensor-equipped trackers with long-life batteries that companies can rely on for at least five years. These trackers connect to low-power mobile or Bluetooth as an industry standard, and our management platforms make all processes transparent and optimizable with AI support. 

With our solution, customers get all the information that they need, all from one platform, and no additional infrastructure is required. Just attach the trackers to your devices and get started right away. All the data is collected in the cloud, where you can see your assets displayed on a map, and the tracker data is analyzed using AI support.

This gives construction site managers reliable information on inventory management, workflows, capacity utilization, and condition monitoring, so they no longer have to rely on their gut feeling. 

GPS tracking for construction equipment tracking

Our technology is also compatible with existing ERP systems and data visualization tools. This means that companies can either add extra data, such as shipping information, to the Sensolus platform or integrate Sensolus data into their own ERP system. 

Our solution has been around since 2013, and we have already connected over 200,000 assets, creating a digital twin for each. Our patented solution is mature and reliable, giving you peace of mind when it comes to your asset management.

Rugged, industrial-grade GPS trackers, ideal for tracking construction equipment

Construction sites can be some of the most challenging and demanding environments for any type of equipment, and this is especially true for hardware such as trackers. The harsh conditions on a construction site are not limited to just weather conditions, which can range from extreme heat to cold, as well as wet and dry environments.

Sensolus trackers are specifically designed and built to withstand these harsh conditions. 

Tracking construction equipment can be challenging, as construction sites are not always equipped with the necessary infrastructure. To address this, we offer trackers with their own power source that connects to low-power networks for optimized battery life. 

Our trackers are designed for long-term use with little maintenance and low operating costs. They are configured to send data only when necessary, saving battery life. Our solution uses NarrowBand-IoT, a global standard that is cost-effective and energy-efficient, making it ideal for construction sites.

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The impact that GPS tracking & digitization will have on the construction sector

End-to-end digitization of processes is revolutionizing industries and bringing a wealth of benefits to the table. It leads to significant cost savings, increased productivity, and improved transparency for all stakeholders. But the benefits are not just limited to financial gains – a more agile business model and new business ideas are also on the horizon. In today’s highly competitive global market, ignoring the economic advantages of digitization is simply not an option. Luckily, the construction industry is recognizing the importance of digitization and embracing IoT-based solutions for tracking and networking on construction sites.

Complete digitization of logistical processes has become a strategic advantage for almost every industry. So companies that want to stay ahead of the game in 2023 must embrace this trend, or risk losing market share and competitiveness.

But that’s not all – IoT-based digitization is also making a significant contribution to sustainability efforts. By reducing waste, optimizing equipment utilization, and improving maintenance planning, we not only save costs but also have a positive impact on the environment by reducing unnecessary transports and pickups. This means we can all do our part to reduce CO2 emissions and build a brighter future for all.