Asset Monitoring - The Lowdown

  • Posted on: 11 September 2014
  • By: admin

Asset MonitoringAsset Monitoring is the practice of tracking the location and usage of business equipment - they physical assets of a company.  Asset Management is the process of monitoring and maintaining items so that assets can be deployed, operated, maintained and disposed of in a cost effective manner.  SOLO is the asset monitoring solution from Interactive Communications which has been created expressly for tracking assets and equipment that is left unattended for long periods of time and are exposed to harsh weather conditions. 

SOLO is a durable, waterproof tracking device that has been designed and manufactured in the UK, specifically for the UK market with the ability to withstand our weather conditions and is ideal for keeping track of trailers, agricultural equipment, plant equipment, boats, caravans and vehicles.  SOLO units are fabricated from high quality components and materials and boast a long battery life for extended use.  Offering total reliability and user-friendly functionality, SOLO is the perfect solution for keeping track of your company's physical assets.

The SOLO functions by using a remarkably sensitive accelerometer (motion detector) and will sound the alert at any unauthorised movement of your equipment and then track the journey (even if the engine is off).  It saves power by entering SLEEP mode if no movement is detected for five minutes.  However, SOLO is ever-vigilant - it switches on periodically and sends its location so that you get regular updates that give you the peace of mind that your equipment is still where you left it.

The rugged casing is totally waterproof, dustproof and has been vibration tested to IP67 making the unit ideal for equipment that is exposed to harsh weather conditions or equipment that vibrates heavily in use.  For extra security, the powerful internal GPS and GSM antennas allow for covert installation on the exterior of your equipment if necessary.

THE BENEFITS TO YOUR BUSINESS

  • You will have peace of mind, knowing that your equipment is safe at all times.  This leaves you free to concentrate on what you do best - growing your business.
  • You won't have to spend time and money (manpower) on travelling to check that your equipment is safe.
  • If equipment is moved, you will be alerted immediately and can track the equipment.  This is true of vehicles too, even if the engine is not switched on.
  • You'll know where all your equipment is at all times which will allow you to act fast and deploy in times of urgency.

This sort of modern approach to business assets is no longer the preserve of big business.  SOLO means that SMEs and start-ups can level the playing field and use innovative new technology to keep track of their assets (of all types, including vehicles and heavy duty equipment).  If you're in business in Britain today, why not look at how your can reduce costs and improve efficiency with a solution that is tailored to your business needs?

Find out more about Asset Tracking.