Image: Trackunit KIn in action

Technology

One size fits all equipment tracking service launched

3 March 2021

A tracking tag that allows all site assets and equipment to be tracked by a single app has been launched.

Trackunit Kin, developed by Denmark-based construction industry telematics specialist Trackunit, measures 53mm x 35mm and can be attached to any small, medium-sized or large asset. The Kin tag housing offers UV resistance and is flame-retardant.

The Kin connects to Trackunit’s via the Trackunit Go app installed on end-user mobile devices. Each connected tag extends the operability and range of the complete tracking system. 

The phased roll-out of features include:

  • Find my asset – use the mobile app anywhere on site or in depot to locate an asset
  • LED indicator – identify a specific asset in a pool of assets by activating the LED on the tag
  • Pairing – track the utilisation of machine attachments and tools – including correct ‘attachment to machine’ pairing

Soeren Brogaard, CEO at Trackunit, said: “For the first time in the history of construction, Kin enables all onsite machines and equipment to be tagged and connected, tracked and managed using a single and easy-to-use application. Kin is a game-changing innovation which also represents a major leap towards eliminating downtime in construction.”  

Given that industry studies have indicated that site workers waste significant time searching for lost equipment, the Kin “eliminates substantial and costly downtime”, according to Trackunit.