A Trimble S9, lost….and found in just 30 minutes!

It’s always good to hear about technology that works exactly as intended which is why we are delighted to report that Trimble’s L2P (Locate2Protect) real-time equipment monitoring has saved KOREC customer Central Alliance from the inconvenience and expense that follows the theft of an instrument.

All new Trimble S-Series Total Stations come with L2P built-in so when an opportunistic theft by moped resulted in Central Alliance losing a Trimble S9, Principal Land Surveyor Milen Charov immediately informed the police and called KOREC. Via the L2P portal, KOREC’s Technical Support was able to locate the instrument and track it live as it moved away from the site. When the instrument position remained static, KOREC sent Milen the latitude and longitude of the missing instrument and he was able to retrieve it from the bush where it had been discarded, unharmed and needing nothing more than a check.

Milen told us, “KOREC’s response couldn’t have been faster. The down-time caused by the loss of an instrument along with the hassle of dealing with insurance claims is extremely inconvenient. L2P is a great service and it’s saved us trouble, time and money. After an incident like this we have realised how important the locator functionality is. It’s absolutely worth it and I strongly recommend it.”

What can the industry do to help combat industry theft? Read our TSA report here.