Cost effective solutions for securing construction assets and monitoring usage are key to running constructions sites optimally
The construction industry, despite its fragmentation, is ideal for the adoption of wireless productivity solutions. Personnel and assets are rarely in one place for a long period. Suppliers must coordinate and deliver to various locations at various times. Changes require instant communication and coordination in the field, however, like in other industries, cost is often a barrier to technology adoption.
Construction firms have been early adopters of wireless technologies, and remote communications are challenging for locations outside cellular coverage.
Some of the key opportunities for growth in M2M solutions include asset management tools to monitor equipment and machines remotely without having to purchase, deploy and operate site-specific network infrastructures. Machine usage monitoring provides the required visibility in order for machine management services, such as rental services, to bill for exact usage instead of having to "guesstimate" the usage time in hours. Securing construction sites requires a secure alarm communication that cannot easily be blocked by low-cost jammers or by cutting the communication cables. SIGFOX provides an extra level of security for very low energy consumption and a very low cost.
Autonomous and low-cost SIGFOX modems provide SIGFOX connectivity for sensors with mechanical constraints specific to the construction sector. Some of the possible use cases in this industry are: Construction site theft and fire supervision, worker protection, real-time building monitoring, optimized fleet management thanks to data on asset location.
WHY SIGFOX IS IDEAL