Plant & trailers
Plant and equipment theft is increasing at an alarming rate. Fitting conventional tracking systems is, however, not always a viable option as items of plant may lie unused for extended periods and a tracking system could drain the battery. The Quartix system overcomes this through its own rechargeable battery and by reverting to a very low power mode when it is not reporting. In this way the tracking system can continue to monitor a piece of plant or equipment for up to two months of inactivity. The battery is then recharged as soon as the equipment is in use again.
The Quartix trailer tracking solution continues to report its position using the power of its own battery, and is also able to detect when the trailer is attached to a tractor unit with the engine running by monitoring fluctuations in the voltage supply. This means that the system is able to report as a normal fleet tracking system whilst the trailer is on the move, and also act as a theft recovery device when it is detached from its normal tractor unit.
All of the normal geofencing, out-of-hours and other real-time alerts are available for both the plant and trailer tracking systems. The alerts generated by these systems can be sent by e-mail or text message as required.