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The benefits of tool tracking

Written by
Sebastien De Grauwe

All equipment specific to construction companies and installers is an indispensable work tool! That's why it's a good idea to keep track of this equipment. What's more, this professional equipment represents a considerable financial investment, and it's important to know how to manage it properly. The tool tracking system can help you, effectively, by facilitating tool management and reducing the associated costs. Find out more in this article.

Tool tracking helps you manage your tools and equipment. It lets you always know exactly where your equipment is, and whether it's available.

How does tool tracking work?

The tool tracking system records the location, availability and maintenance status of all your equipment.

Each device / tool receives its own 'tag'. This sensor transmits the GPS position to the tool tracking system, enabling to find the exact location of the device / tool via a mobile application (app) or an online tracking platform.


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Why is tool tracking essential to your business?

There are many good reasons to record the precise location, last user and maintenance status of your devices. Here are some of the most important.

1. Efficient material management

With tool tracking, you know where your equipment is at all times, whether it's stored in your warehouse or just sitting around on a construction site. So your staff no longer have to look for them.

Your equipment/tools will be automatically scanned as they enter or leave your warehouse, saving your warehouse clerk a lot of coding time. In addition, your inventory is always available and up-to-date. In addition, this system enables you to better organize the inspection/maintenance schedule of all your professional equipment.

2. Never again lost or stolen equipment / tools

The number of machines and tools that disappear into thin air is uncountable. This equipment has been given to a colleague, lent to another contractor or simply 'forgotten' on a site end day. This is how a lot of equipment/tools simply get lost, not to mention stolen. In Belgium, it's estimated that there are an average of 8 thefts per day on building sites, resulting in unnecessary costs and damage.

Thanks to the tool tracking system, you know exactly where your equipment is, and this means you can also recover it in the event of theft.

3. Longer tool life.

Tool tracking also provides you with additional data about your equipment, such as the dates of the last and next maintenance intervals. This enables you to carry out maintenance on time, thus extending the life of your equipment.

What's more, thanks to tool tracking, you also know the name of the last user, a major asset in encouraging your employees to take good care of the equipment provided to them.

4. More transparency

Information on the maintenance schedule gives you an interesting insight into the economic value of your equipment. En Indeed, if a machine needs to be serviced too often, it may be financially more worthwhile to replace it with a new one. The maintenance history recorded in the system will undoubtedly help you make the right decision.

5. Saves time and money

Tool tracking can save you time and money: fewer lost devices means fewer new devices purchased and more, your devices have a longer life thanks to individual maintenance schedules.

Profitability often rhymes with productivity. Your employees no longer have to search for the right tool on the job site. Thanks to automatic check-in/check-out, there's no need to waste time, as was previously the case, with manually encoding stock movements. Your employees save precious time every day.

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Tool tracking offers you a number of interesting advantages: it makes stock management easier, faster and, above all, more cost-effective; in short, it's an ideal, low-cost system. With HeronTrack, you can remotely manage all your equipment scattered over various job sites, thus cutting your costs. Our efficient, discreet sensor locates your equipment/tools, guarantees their safety and schedules maintenance - all for just 3 euro per month.

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