Tracking technology to recover stolen tools

Tracking technology to recover stolen tools

AMI Group explains why you should be protecting your assets with its technology.

It is no secret that the theft of tools and plant machinery is on the rise, with thieves becoming more brazen in their attempts. Whilst there have been many heart-warming stories of communities coming together during the coronavirus outbreak, and subsequent lockdown, it is equally sadly the case that the criminal fraternity has sought to exploit the situation. Indeed, there have been reports in some areas that attacks on construction sites have actually been on the increase during the crisis.

Overall, tool theft has risen over 54 per cent in two years with one in three tradespeople being affected. Looking at the bigger picture, when it comes to the theft of tools and other machinery, it isn’t just the monetary value of the assets you have been deprived of, but also a much larger loss of money and time due to disruption to work schedules and revenue.

The sheer lack of prosecution, together with the money-making potential for the perpetrators, often leads to the encouragement of this kind of criminality. Many companies across the UK have been a victims, with some experiencing theft at least once a week. AMI Group have been working tirelessly together with our customers to develop a range that best suits the needs of each of our customers, covering all bases from full asset management to after theft recovery. By utilising the very best technologies AMI Group ensure that you never loose signal, and there is always a back-up technology in place to aid in the safe recovery of stolen assets.

Many companies have shied away from battery technology in the past due to the hassle of recharging and previously experienced ill battery life, but this is no longer the case. With our AT5 unit boasting a battery capacity of over 6,000 GPS positions in its lifetime the user can utilise the unit for over eight years (on two updates a day) with no re-charging or worry. The UK’s average recovery rate of stolen assets sits at an alarming 9 per cent overall – that’s only 9 out of 100 stolen machines being reunited with their owners following a theft, causing further loss of income and often an increase in insurance premiums. AMI Group boast an industry leading recovery rate of 92 per cent, saving the user money, and an ever-increasing insurance premium.

AMI Group have seen an influx of tool thefts over past months with a selection included below. Thanks to the versatile nature of the AT5 solution the product can protect all assets, including non-powered tools. Hidden away or even concealed inside tools, the AT5 unit goes unnoticed by thieves and can result in those stolen tools being re-united with their owners within hours of being taken.


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