Thwaites offers tracking system with dumpers

By Murray Pollok22 October 2013

The 'high power' version of Thwaites' 9 t dumper.

The 'high power' version of Thwaites' 9 t dumper.

Site dumper manufacturer Thwaites is offering customers an equipment tracking device that will help owners protect their machines.

The device, offered through Thwaites’ distributors, is the Appello GEO system that uses a combination of mobile (GSM) and homing beacon (RF) technologies to track equipment. The GEO product is the successor to the Appello system that has been on the market in the UK since 2005.

Thwaites said the device is quick and simple to fit by the end user, needing no wiring or aerial and movable from machine to machine. Users can monitor and manage machines through an internet webpage.

Appello GEO can locate items externally and indoors (in industrial units or containers) and has been designed to combat the latest jamming techniques used by thieves. Measuring 95 mm by 48 mm and just 18 mm thick it can be hidden in the smallest of spaces and has a self-contained power source with up to two years battery life.

“We think the Appello GEO is ideal for our dumpers as it is small, easily fitted by the customer and can stand up to the rigours of a construction site,” said Ian Brown, Thwaites sales director.

According to Thwaites the system will also help recover equipment taken outside the UK; “Appello has the industry leading recovery rate of more than 90% recovered over the past seven years with teams both in Europe and around the world.”

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