RoviTracker Tracks Your Tools
Have you or any members of your crew ever set a tool down on the side of the road and accidentally left it behind as the paving train moves ahead? Or maybe a tool gets put back in the wrong truck, something gets stolen, or the paver gets parked hidden behind an embankment.
Although some tools of our trade are easier to lose track of than others, every misplaced tool is sorely missed when it’s needed on the next job. And replacing every misplaced $50 grease gun starts to add up.
That’s why the team at RoviTracker, West Jordan, Utah, partnered with telematics company CalAmp, Irvine, California. RoviTracker’s asset management software solution is powered with data from the CalAmp Telematics Cloud and smart sensors to manage smaller form factor tools and equipment, such as generators, jackhammers, light towers, pavement saws or skid steer attachments.
“The most recent annual report from the National Equipment Register and the National Insurance Crime Bureau states that the annual cost of equipment theft in the United States is up to $1 billion,” a CalAmp representative said. “Since only 21 percent of stolen equipment is recovered, it is imperative for companies to consider implementing IoT software solutions to prevent theft as well as streamline the daily operations and usage of a complex catalogue of assets.”
A CalAmp iOn Tag can be attached to equipment. The bluetooth tags are 1.33 by 2.85 by 0.19 inches in diameter—roughly the size of a short stack of cards—so they don’t obstruct the safe use of tools and equipment, and are designed to be safe to use in all weather conditions.
The tags are paired with an SC1004 asset visibility gateway placed at a job site or yard, which tracks all tags within 80 meters. If the base station is placed on a moving object, such as the paver, the geofence tracking those tags will move along with the paving train.
The user can set up geofences for each job site or yard location within RoviTracker’s mobile app to monitor the movement of assets in and out of those areas. Users will receive a real-time notification through the RoviTracker app when equipment enters or leaves each geofence, or they can view all company assets on a map with RoviTracker’s Maptrac tool. However, assets cannot be tracked if moved outside the range of the base station.
In addition to monitoring connected assets’ locations in real time, companies can also access historical data about where their equipment has been and gather reports about its use.
Using RoviTracker’s software, companies will be able to see more than just a tool’s location. They can also view engine runtime, battery voltage, solar charge, fuel level, temperature, integrated video surveillance and motion, among other data.
Users will need to subscribe to RoviTracker’s software services at a flat rate per device to track all connected assets.
For more information, visit www.rovitracker.com.