Written by BSM, a Geotab Company
on May 08, 2019

Connected construction assets enables your company to save money and work smarter and safer. But just what does it mean to be “connected”? This post shows you what a connected jobsite looks like, and how partnering with BSM, a Geotab company will put your company ahead of the curve.

Protect your Assets

BSM’s configurable fleet and asset management software provides real-time GPS tracking for heavy equipment. You’ll know where your machines and tools are at all times. What’s more, every jobsite can be geofenced, so if equipment ever leaves the boundaries you’ve identified, you’ll be alerted immediately. This feature significantly reduces response time for thefts and allows you to recover stolen equipment.

Con-Elco is an underground utility contractor based in Toronto and has been a BSM customer since 2010. Their fleet manager Randy Moore shared with us:

Over the past eight years BSM has helped us recover nearly $200,000 in stolen equipment. The information we were able to access through BSM let us alert police right away and not only recover equipment, but help authorities catch the thieves.

Run a Lean Construction Site

Not only can BSM's solution tell you how many hours your equipment has been powered on, it tracks in-use time, providing utilization data that can save you thousands of dollars.

How does BSM do this? Let’s use the example of a jobsite with multiple generators, 10 of which are running at 20% fuel or less. By using BSM’s solution, you will be able to set up alerts when your equipment's fuel usage drops below a certain threshold. This allows for the fuel delivery to be automatically dispatched to service those generators, rather than 10 individual trips out, or 10 different foremen arriving at their posts and realizing at different times that their generator is low, pausing work to dispatch a fuel service.

Another example is the ability to remotely start and stop equipment, which is especially useful for night shifts where light stands are used. Utilizing BSM’s fleet and asset management solution, your can automatically turn on the stands before the crew arrives, which means they’re getting to work right away.

Share Data via a Single Pane of Glass

In 2018 you’ll be hard-pressed to find an OEM that doesn’t have construction equipment tracking installed. However, inefficiencies arise when your jobsite is running multiple pieces of equipment from a handful of OEM’s, since you must log-in to each of their portals to track the usability, fuel levels, and more.

BSM offers you a 360-degree view into your entire jobsite by merging the data across multiple systems and aggregating it into onto one platform. Beyond that, we give you the power to have unique logins for the users so that you can provide varying levels of access to contractors and employees.

Take a Deeper Dive

A full list of features available for each type of construction equipment is available in our downloadable booklet. Check it out and let’s get talking about how we can customize the BSM construction fleet management software to connect your jobsite today.

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