Five things you never thought to use Smartrak for

Smartrak has clients in dozens of different industries who use our application and hardware for a wide variety of uses. This article aims to help you and your organisation maximise the potential of your Smartrak investment and solve pain points in your organisation.

Theft of plant and equipment

Most organisations have plant and equipment that is portable and expensive - and therefore a target for theft. Smartrak has a number of devices that can help you track and potentially recover stolen plant and equipment.

Smartrak's Oyster and Remora devices are ideal for tracking non-powered assets as they have their own long-life, field-replaceable batteries and GPS. The Oysters and Remoras have been attached to small plate compactors, trailers, generators, lawn mowers, boats, beehives and even jet-powered kayaks.

Tracking short term-leased equipment

Many organisations lease plant and equipment for short periods but still want to utilise Smartrak's platform to monitor additional inputs. Smartrak provides a solution that allows quick and easy connection of a tracking unit that can also monitor additional input, such as a PTO. The unit can be removed before the leased plant is returned and then reused on other equipment. This solution has been used on leased plant and equipment such as diggers, cranes, loaders and rollers.

Using the pool booking system to book plant and equipment

Smartrak's pool booking system can also be used for booking of non-tracked plant and equipment including EV chargers, Garmin units, personal locators and more. The pool booking form gives users clear visibility of what equipment is available and approval checks can be implemented for further security and management. Integrating plant and equipment into the pool booking system allows organisations to rationalise and save on their plant/equipment as well as vehicles.

Managing servicing

Smartrak's Fleet Servicing module can be used for more than just vehicle service periods, WOF/COF, registration and RUC management. You can quickly and easily create new service types that are completely customisable. For example, you can create a fire extinguisher service type and assign it to all vehicles that need their fire extinguisher checked periodically. Other examples include first aid kit checks or even EWP (elevated work platforms) insulation compliance for lines companies.


Clients use attributes to define a wide range of vehicle characteristics such as 4wd/2wd, tow bar, roof racks, driver contact details, driver skill sets and specifics about functions the vehicle can perform. Learn more about managing attributes HERE

You can add attributes via Smartrak's admin site and assign those attributes to resources/vehicles:

These attributes then appear on the maps site when viewing the resource.

Adding attributes helps provide more granular identification of a vehicle or assets features and capabilities, supporting the searching of particular equipment and assisting the management of them.

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