For information on how KOREC have responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and access to our Risk Assessments, please click here.

Korec Group

Stolen Trimble instrument recovered

1 July 2019

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.

Talk Korec

Case Studies
  • A combination of two Trimble GPS solutions, the R10 Receiver and Trimble Catalyst (a unique subscription-based GPS solution)

    Tackling knotweed with high accuracy GNSS Read More >
  • Trimble VRS Now has been used to replace a base station bringing even greater coverage and improved efficiency to the Hydrographic Survey Team at ABP Southampton.

    Supporting the safe navigation of vessels within the Port of Southampton Read More >
Case Studies
Latest News
  • Setting out is a laborious, time-consuming yet vital stage of the construction process. With our February trade-up offer, you can ensure you have the most robust, most productive and most cost-effect setting out workflow available. To make things better, we’ll give you £4000 / €4500 to upgrade your old survey kit for a brand-new, setting […]

    Setting Out just got an Upgrade Read More >
  • A well-established policy of embracing survey technology has enabled Newry based contractor Felix O’Hare to position itself as one of the most enterprising companies in Northern Ireland for BIM and digital construction. So it comes as no surprise that under the guidance of Senior Site Engineer, Wayne Nolan, a driving force behind the advancement of […]

    Setting out for success! Read More >
Latest News
Webinars
  • If you are a Surveyor dependent on a VRS network or base station coverage this webinar will help you to overcome that dependency! Sign up to hear about the benefits of using CenterPoint RTX as your correction service, including significantly reducing your field setup time and having an “always-on” correction service no matter where you […]

    Untethered Surveying with CenterPoint RTX Read More >
  • Learn about the updates to the Trimble automated monitoring system to enhance movement detection with confidence. This update includes an overview of T4D Control v6.1, Settop M1 firmware v4.0, and Trimble Access Monitoring v2020.20. Attendees will learn: Utilizing Trimble Vision in T4D with the new file-based Data Collector Module Advantages of T4D deployment using cloud-hosted […]

    What’s New with Trimble Monitoring? Read More >
View Webinars