Bluetooth Devices For The Construction Inventory And Equipment Tracking
You need several types of the construction equipment tracking devices:
- Bluetooth (BLE) tags for the construction equipment, assets and materials.
- A device that transfers data received from BLE tags to the backend cloud software. This device can be a smartphone or a dedicated
- If you need to remotely monitor temperature and humidity conditions on the job sites, you can
include IoT sensors into the construction equipment tracking devices.
Bluetooth asset tracking tags are bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons that broadcast an inventory or equipment
identification number at the regular time intervals.
The ID(s) are picked up by the smartphone or a dedicated IoT gateway. An IoT gateway allows you to track construction equipment, assets
and materials without any human participation. You can configure a gateway to send you an automatic instant alert
on the misplaced assets. If you opt for using a smartphone for construction inventory tracking, job site employees will need to scan
equipment and materials to record a transaction. The scanning of equipment tagged with BLE beacons is simple and fast -
one click of a button in the
mobile application adds everything to the transaction batch at once.
If involving job site employees in the construction inventory tracking process is an option, a smartphone
can give you more flexibility than a dedicated IoT gateway. Company employees can collect additional information that should accompany
an asset or inventory transaction - such as recording a project number, asset conditions, notes, etc. They can even add a photo
taken with a smartphone camera for the visual documentation, and capture electronic signatures. Using a smartphone will also make
the whole construction inventory tracking system less expensive.
QR Inventory software will work with the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon tags
and an IoT gateway purchased from us, as well as with the
Bluetooth equipment tracking devices purchased from the other vendors.