Verisk Analytics, AT&T offer device for equipment tracking and recovery

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Verisk Analytics announced the launch of IRONwatch, a wireless tracking and recovery device for mobile heavy equipment with no monthly fees. IRONwatch was developed for construction, farm, and industrial equipment by the National Equipment Register (NER), a member of the Verisk Analytics family of companies, and Nevada-based American Security Logistics (ASL) and is supported by the AT&T wireless network.

The IRONwatch “sleeping SIM” capability makes tracking and recovery affordable, the company says, because IRONwatch does not incur a monthly fee. With a durable three-month internal battery life, IRONwatch is supported by a 24-hour, fully staffed service call center that uses the national GPS 911 system as well as NER’s experience and success in supporting the investigation and recovery of stolen equipment. With this support system in place, IRONwatch delivers location and recovery information to equipment owners and law enforcement for misplaced or stolen equipment.

“IRONwatch is the missing part of the equipment security puzzle,” said David Shillingford, president of NER. “For the last ten years, we’ve been hearing growing frustration from equipment owners who want a simple equipment location and recovery device that is low-cost, easily installed, robust, tamper-evident, and has no monthly fee.”

Tracking information will be delivered across the AT&T nationwide network.

“This is a cost-effective option for equipment owners who manage and monitor heavy equipment across many industries,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. “We look forward to providing the wireless network that helps businesses connect and recover valuable assets through this innovative tracking solution.”