Three years after installing Netstar, Camden Hire experienced the first-hand benefit of GPS tracking. When one of its bobcats was stolen from a worksite in the early morning hours in mid-June.
After several hours and police involvement, the stolen bobcat was recovered. Along with two other pieces of stolen equipment. Another bobcat and a tilt tray truck from Coates Hire.
According to Camden Hire General Manager Mark Scarce, an SMS alert notification alerted them to the movement of the bobcat without authorisation.
“Since that SMS was sent at 1 am, no one received that alert until morning. But as soon as we logged into our tracking system, we could immediately see. Our stolen bobcat was on the move,” Mark said.
“We’d also had an excavator stolen a few weeks before this theft. But in that instance, the thieves disconnected the GPS antenna. However, this meant we were in contact with the police. Immediately informed those detectives of the current whereabouts of the stolen bobcat.”
“As a result, we could direct the police to our stolen bobcat. Which led to the arrest of four suspects who were well known to the police. It was pure coincidence our bobcat was loaded on the stolen tilt tray truck along with another stolen bobcat,” Mark said.
Peace Of Mind
“It provides peace of mind and operational security against theft”
Camden Hire has Netstar GPS tracking systems installed on all its earth-moving equipment and delivery vehicles.
“Netstar’s GPS asset tracking system has been beneficial in so many ways, but it has certainly proved its worth today,” Mark said. “It provides peace of mind and operational security against theft as well as management assistance for equipment and staff, and it helps with maintenance organisation and during stand-downs.”
Seeing the ‘big picture is critical, and the ability to view the status and whereabouts of each asset is essential. The Netstar Asset Tracking solution tracks bobcats, trailers, containers, skip bins, tools, and high-value equipment with a 4G IoT network Australia-wide coverage and is simple to self-install.
The device is compact, waterproof, rugged and UV stable. In addition, the GPS tracking device has a long battery life and can be mounted on assets exposed to rain, dust and marine conditions.
Thanks to Netstar’s Asset Tracking solution, Camden Hire could locate their bobcat quickly and inform the police of its whereabouts.
This helped the authorities not only to recover Camden Hire’s stolen bobcat but two other stolen vehicles and led to the arrest of four suspects.
Netstar Australia prides itself on being a reliable telematics provider with over 20 years of experience. We offer solutions for consumers and businesses in all industries Australia-wide. With two established Fleet Tracking & Management products, customers can enjoy peace of mind knowing they are getting accurate and reliable telematics data, helping to manage fleets and assets efficiently.
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