In certain businesses and industry, your tools are essential. You can’t do the work without them. They also happen to be an incredible expense for most businesses – especially when they have a tendency to walk off the job site far too often.

Not only do they walk off in the hands of thieves, but sometimes on the belts or in the pockets of workers who’ve forgotten they’re wearing them and unintentionally gone home with them.  In some cases, they may have been taken intentionally, unfortunately.

It’s a clever idea to create a plan of action to protect your investment in costly business tools so that you can enjoy a much brighter bottom line without the need to consistently replace some of your more expensive tools. These are a few things you can do that will help make a difference.

Imprint Your Tools

Whether you choose to imprint them with the company logo, business name, or simply sketch your name into the tools with an etching tool, you can make sure that whomever walks off with them (if accidentally) knows where to return them and you’ve made them identifiable as your tools if someone steals them. This makes them less attractive to thieves looking to make a quick buck by selling them.

Keep them Locked Up

Locking your tools safely in a chest or box and having workers check them out (and responsible for returning them) can help you keep better track of your inventory of tools. It will take a little time for everyone to get accustomed to this practice but can save you many headaches and hassles in the future.

Use GPS Tracking for Your Most Expensive Tools

GPS tracking allows you to identify the precise location of the costly tools you are most interested in tracking. This means you can find them quickly and get back to work – even if the tools are simply misplaced somewhere on the worksite. Whatever tools you deem costly investments can be an excellent candidate for GPS tracking, including:

  • Press Tools
  • Automatic Levels
  • Drill Drivers
  • Reciprocating Saws

It really doesn’t even matter if the tool is expensive, if it is an essential tool that will cost your business money and time to replace if the tool is missing. Using GPS tracking for your tools isn’t only about preventing theft – or even accidental theft by employees – but can also be about making the work flow more efficiently too. This allows you to make more money in less time and spend less replacing lost, stolen, or misplaced tools.

It might surprise you to learn that many species of animal have breathtaking migration routes. They travel over borders with many visiting places that are many hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

The animated video illustrates the migration routes for around 150 species. More than 11,000 researchers throughout the world have added their GPS tracking data to the project. The pink lines combine approximately 8,000 tracks collected over a 10-year time span. These follow the movements of the tracked animals and cover around 310 miles in one direction for 45 days minimum. Lines extend from Canada to the United States, from Africa to Europe and vice versa.


GPS tracking devices have been long used by scientists to find out how animals migrate across continents and oceans. They’re also employed to study how animals move within their own local regions. In the past, scientists achieved this through the use of radio transmitters or by ‘banding’ a bird’s leg. Today’s tags and trackers are far more sophisticated than those of the past. They employ GPS and satellites to track data down to the last second. Researchers use this information in a variety of ways. It can, for example, enable us to learn more about habitat fragmentation, how animals hunt and how they respond to climate change.


The globe uses data compiled by Argos Doppler, electronic tags that relay signals to polar-orbiting satellites and GPS. The data is publicly available on Movebank, The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, free, online animal-tracking database.


The majority of the 150 species in the animation are birds. For instance, at approximately 00:57 in the animation, there’s a large migration of animals from Europe to Africa. The animals in question are white storks who prefer to spend the winter in a warm climate.


Migration is almost universal in the animal kingdom. They’re driven by one simple fact. Earth’s resources fluctuate. Food may be freely available in the warmer months. However, only for a short time. Migration patterns vary and are complex. GPS tracking data is finally giving us an insight into the incredible journeys animals make in order to survive. Take a look at the video above for more details.

Snowmobile rental businesses are fast-paced businesses that can do a ton of turnover in the course of a day. You might not realize just how much GPS tracking can help you improve the operation and profits of your business.

Below are just a few ways you can grow your snowmobile rental shop with the use of a GPS fleet tracking system.

Recovery of Stolen Snowmobiles

This is one of the most important benefits of GPS tracking in your line of work. When snowmobiles are out of your sight they make tempting targets for thieves of opportunity – especially when being rented by people who aren’t highly motivated to protect your property. GPS powered asset tracking allows you to track the location of your snowmobiles in real time so you can alert law enforcement authorities to the exact location of your snowmobiles and aid in their swift recovery when they are stolen.

Aid in Search and Rescue Efforts

Snowmobiling does present some risk to riders. Sudden storms, accidents, and other hazards along the way can make for intensely dangerous situations. GPS tracking allows you to pinpoint the location of snowmobiles so you can rescue riders who may be stranded, have broken down, or are in the midst of medical emergencies. When seconds can save lives, conserving hours of searching over large masses of land is certainly helpful.

Improve Customer Experience

Not only can you allow customers to use GPS to track their snowmobile adventures, but when you rent by the hour, you can be precise when billing adventurers for their time. GPS tracking systems operate in real time, effectively eliminating disputes about the amount of time spent having fun in the snow. Improving the overall customer experience means more recommendations and repeat business for you.

Ensure Customers Find Their Way Home

Another benefit of GPS tracking is that it can be used to help your customers navigate back home if they get a little bit turned around and lost along the way. While life would be better if everyone stayed on the prescribed track, the truth is that many do not. This can lead to lost people, search and rescue efforts, and a few dangerous situations alone the way. GPS tracking for your snowmobiles helps to reduce these risks.

As a snowmobile rental shop, your best efforts are spent building your business, not tracking down lost riders, assets, and more. GPS tracking for your snowmobiles can aid in that leaving you free to follow more profitable pursuits for your business.

If you own or manager a snowmobile rental shop, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 to learn about the benefits of GPS tracking to safeguard your fleet of snowmobiles and safety of your riders.

About Live View GPS

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