A Trimble S9, lost….and found in just 30 minutes!
When an opportunistic theft by moped resulted in Central Alliance losing a Trimble s9 they notified the police and KOREC, the local Trimble dealer.
All new Trimble S-Series Total Stations come with L2P (Locate2Protect) built-in, so the KOREC Technical Support was able to locate the instrument and track it live. When the instrument position remained static, KOREC sent the latitude and longitude of the missing instrument. It was retrieved from the bush where it had been dumped, unharmed and needing nothing more than a check.
Principal Land Surveyor Milen Charov said, “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.”
L2P finds an asset’s location by receiving a GPS signal from a clear line of sight with satellites in the sky. If your equipment and goes indoors (in a garage or storage facility), the L2P A-GPS technology takes over the tracking. This gives it the ability to find an asset’s location both indoors and outdoors down to the city street level address.
L2P comes standard with the later version total stations and can also be retrofitted into your S3, S6 or S8 total stations.
See the original story about Central Alliance on the KOREC website, or learn more about L2P on the Trimble website.