In the TSA hosted seminar at this year’s Geo Business show, host Oliver Viney was pleased to report that theft figures were slightly down on last year. However, incidents are still occurring and remaining vigilant and using the tracking/locking technology available – and publicising the use of this technology as a deterrent – remain key to fighting theft in our industry.
Our thanks go to Scott McGrane, Senior site Engineer at McGrane S.E.S Ltd for sharing this latest story of an instrument successfully recovered thanks to Trimble’s L2P (Locate2Protect) tracking technology and for his appreciation of the KOREC team who he says were extremely responsive and helpful.
Scott reports that during a Wednesday night, late in June, site offices where he was working in Cambridge were broken into and a Trimble S5 Total Station stolen along with other construction equipment. When this was discovered first thing on Thursday morning, the Police were informed and Scott called KOREC to see if the instrument could be tracked. By 8.30 am we had already provided Scott with a screen grab and coordinates of the stolen S5, 2.5 hours away at a building site in Birmingham. We were able to inform him when the instrument was later moved to an open location where any confrontation was extremely unlikely. Scott recovered his instrument from a skip a few minutes away from the Birmingham site. He believes that the S5 was sold to an engineer who was then tipped off that the instrument was tracked and consequently dumped.
Happily, the instrument was found to be in full working order with no damage. Police are investigating and the remaining stolen construction equipment has not been located.
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