How to Track your Tools With GPS Tracking

You need to know how to track your tools to gain the benefits of asset management. With effective asset management, you can know where your tools are, who has been using them, and everything you own in a transparent fixed asset register.

Some tools move around more frequently, though. With QR code asset tags, you can track last seen locations, update information with ease, and track usage, but you may need an additional layer of transparency.

The is where GPS asset tracking comes in.


The Benefits of GPS Tags

GPS tags have many benefits, but the main one is that they give you a total picture of where your tools and equipment are.

Constant geo-location is possible, meaning that any gaps in tracking are filled with real-time capabilities. What this means is that you can check where your tools and equipment are from any corner of the globe at any moment.

Theft is a big problem on construction sites, and GPS tags mitigate this problem. QR codes stating they’re tracking an asset act as a deterrent, making theft less likely in the first place, where GPS tags make retrieval possible.


QR code asset tags


Retrieval, on the whole, is much simpler and more effective with asset tracking, and with GPS tracking. This saves you money on petrol and increases efficiency in your business.


How to Track your Tools With a GPS Tracker

The process of tracking your tools with a GPS tracker is simple: 

  1. Tag your assets with GPS tags.
  2. Link the GPS tags to the assets’ profiles in your asset management system.
  3. Start monitoring asset movement.

Tracking asset movement is crucial within any industry. From healthcare to construction, to an office, you need to know where your assets are.

Currently, there are many of us moving in and out of an office, and so verifying that everyone has everything they need to fulfil their responsibilities is crucial.

In the construction industry, tools move between sites frequently and may sit in a van for long periods of time. Using GPS tagging and tracking shows you which tools are in use, and which site they’re on, allowing for greater efficiency when building. 


The Benefits of QR Code Asset Tags 

We would still recommend tracking your tools with QR codes, too, for a number of reasons.

QR codes allow for instant retrieval of an asset profile. What this means is that all it takes is a scan of a QR, and then you can log maintenance, issues, reminders, asset movement, and check equipment in and out with ease.

Every scan of a QR tag also updates the user who last scanned it. So, with GPS tagging, you’ll be able to see where an asset is, as well as who has been interacting with it.

Tagging and Tracking with QR Code Asset Tags

Why GPS Tags?

At itemit, we chose to implement GPS tagging because it fills any gaps in your asset tracking and management.

Now you have total control over your assets and their movements. You can track and manage your tools and equipment, then export customisable reports to view how long an asset has been in a location, or how many times tools have needed maintenance.

You can run these reports at any frequency you need, including annually, quarterly, weekly, and daily. Ultimately, this gives you complete transparency over where assets are and what they’re doing.

To find out more about how to track your tools using GPS tracking, you can contact us by email at, call us at +44 1223 421611, or fill in the form below.

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