AMI Group - Preventing Theft On Construction Sites

Year on year as the dark nights approach AMI Group start to see a trend in plant theft from construction sites. Machinery and tools on sites are high-value, readily removable assets.

All the more reason to implement a multi-layered system of protection to help keep construction equipment secure on-site and thieves at bay. Theft on construction sites is a growing problem not only due to the dark nights incoming but also during the disruption to the industry in the past year.

Machinery is left on construction sites unsecured and vulnerable, whilst all machinery is at risk mini diggers and rollers are targeted due to the small size and ease of movement. Thieves use vans to initially steal and then conceal stolen items. Their belief is that traditional tracking solutions cannot be traced in the back of a van and think they are ‘blocking’ the signal used to gain a position.

Due to the nature of our AT units and their use of various technologies our customers are able to gain a position from the unit utilising GSM (Cell-Site) technology and then home into the machine/asset when within the area thanks to our digitally encoded RF Technology. By utilising various technologies along with covert installation AMI Group boast industry leading recovery rates even on those smaller items of plant.

AMI Group recommends taking site security to the next level using GPS tracking, geofencing technologies, and locking down assets using immobilisers such as Keypads or Dallas Keys. We have seen great success when working with our customers to recover their stolen machines, thanks to the Nexis self-managed system.

This allows for customers to locate machines to a pinpoint location and carry out a recovery within hours of the machine being reported stolen. Over the years we have seen many different scenarios in various locations when recovery stolen assets, however many customers are now becoming more and more self-efficient and choosing to recover assets themselves.

By working closely with our customers since 2004 we have developed various innovative solutions to cover the many needs of different companies across different sectors including but not limited to; plant hire, civil engineering, and logistics.

Our range of both wired-in and battery-operated units gives our customers the ability to cover many areas within their business including; duty of care, fraudulent claims, invoicing, hiring costs, location of machinery, and the recovery of stolen assets (with un-scannable technology).

It has been reported that AMI Group’s solutions help save time and money within different areas of a business that customers were otherwise unaware of previously, for example – utilising our reports section to verify both timesheets submitted and expenses claims. Invoicing is now more accurate as the user is able to identify hours used and utilisation of a machine at the touch of a button.

For more information on any of our solutions do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0844 412 4860 or by emailing;