What is GPS Tracking?
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a mature technology that works in nearly any outdoor location with a network connection. Tracking devices that use GPS technology report the GPS location of an object at regular intervals.
GPS tracking for Construction
Size, Materials and Durability.
GPS tracking devices come in a variety of sizes. Some are very small typically for consumer use—like tracking your car keys. Larger devices are typically used for more industrial use, including construction. As technology improves, devices are being made to satisfy construction’s needs—durable and small.
GPS Tracker Types
There are typically four types of GPS trackers used in construction.
How does GPS tracking work?
GPS tracking devices receive ping messages from several Earth-orbiting satellites maintained by the US Air Force. A GPS device uses these ping messages to calculate the device’s precise location, often within feet. GPS’s ability to track a precise location from nearly anywhere outside is optimal for tracking medium to large equipment and vehicles on the move. GPS tracking uses cellular data, similar to your cell phone, to transmit the information.
What can GPS tracking be used for in construction?
GPS Trackers are ideal for tracking fleet vehicles and heavy equipment to monitor precise location, engine hours and other diagnostic data in real-time.
What are the benefits of GPS tracking?
GPS is a great solution for your construction assets. Benefits include: