"It was here, Friday..."
Protecting Heavy Equipment is fundamentally
different that tracking vehicles
Since very early on in the evolution of GPS Tracking, people recognized the potential benefit for recovering stolen or lost equipment. Systems for auto-recovery are plentiful and most people recognize them by name. What many don't realize though, are the challenges in migrating those solutions to off-road machinery.
Most vehicle-recovery vendors require you to notify them the vehicle is missing - generally through the local police force(s), who then work with the vendor to recover the equipment. Additionally, many of them are limited to major metropolitan areas, and the streets surrounding them. With Heavy Equipment, both of these assumptions are suspect.
Heavy Equipment are often working in remote locations, away from major cities - and quite often building the roads that aren't on any map, yet. More challenging, the cost to return this equipment to a locked shop every weekend (much less every night) is prohibitive. So, by the time someone notices it's missing on a Monday morning, it could be well out of the Country. And remember, these machines aren't registered and tracked like motor-vehicles.
FlexPROTECT solves these problems. By using a low-impact GPS Tracking model, combined with a specialized GeoZone, a protected machine notifies you when it's moved out of an authorized area. Moreover, it keeps notifying you on your computer and/or cellphone and starts a tracking session until you either recover it or turn it off. You still get to use normal GeoZones to track jobs or transfers, and you save money compared to tracking it every couple of minutes, as it digs a ditch.