GPS Tracking for Air Compressors

14 Jul 2021

Air compressor thefts are getting quite a bit of news coverage lately with police in D’Iberville, MS requesting assistance after a large commercial air compressor was stolen from a GMC dealership in the small Mississippi Gulf Coast community. And police in Myrle Point, Oregon were able to make an arrest of a man who had stolen an air compressor along with gardening supplies. As you can see, there is no shortage of people targeting air compressors for fast scores. So how are you going to protect your air compressor investment?

Why Protect Your Air Compressor?

In addition to being costly investments for the average home, farm, or business, air compressors are highly useful tools to have around. Depending on the type of air compressor you purchase, the costs can fluctuate anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 on the low end to $70,000 for 200 HP air compressors with all price points in between. The money you’ve invested in your equipment alone makes it an investment worth protecting.

The incredible usefulness of this equipment, though, makes it an essential tool to have on hand and one you want to keep around. There are various things you can do to help protect your air compressor, including those listed below.

  • Lock your air compressors down. Seriously, make them as difficult for thieves to target and take as possible. This includes everything from security it to something immovable when not in use and covering it up, if at all possible. Out of sight, as they say, is out of mind.
  • Store it securely when not in use. If your air compressor is mobile or portable, it is best to store it securely in a workshop or garage when you’re not using it rather than leaving it out in the element and exposed to prying eyes or sticky fingers.
  • Use GPS asset tracking to locate it. When you use GPS tracking for heavy equipment, like industrial air compressors, you can not only track its movements in real time, you can also set up notifications to alert you the instant your equipment is moved.

Don’t forget to make your air compressor easily recognizable as yours. This may include things like paining it with branded colors. Etching identifiable markings into the exterior and photographing them or registering your equipment along with its serial number.

If you’re not currently using GPS tracking for your air compressor you might ask yourself why not. This tool can be instrumental in helping you protect your equipment, your investment, and the asset your air compressor provides.


If you’d like to learn more about GPS tracking, talk to one of our knowledgeable specialist by calling 1-888-544-0494.

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