Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group UK Ltd, has recovered an EC17 Excavator within 24 hours of its theft using the Skyline asset tracking and recovery system.

It was stolen from a site in Leicestershire along with a Yanmar that was not tracked. Police recovered both machines, a stolen vehicle used in the crime and made one arrest. The Volvo EC17 was fitted with the Skyline TQA tracking unit from Enigma Vehicle Systems.

Bob Moore, Operations Manager for utility equipment at Volvo Construction Equipment Division, commented: “We fit security devices due to our concerns about plant theft. This recovery reinforces the faith we put in Enigma Vehicle Systems, and their range of products. We are pleased to be offering Enigma’s proven security systems to our customers.”

Skyline TQA tracking system is totally web-based, offering fully integrated Google road, satellite, street view and traffic maps. The Skyline system is web based and is highly secure with a high degree of user configurability. Users are able to customise Client settings, Driver settings, Vehicle settings, User settings and Vehicle icons.  Using the interface users can also set Geo-zones, points-of-interest , automated alerts and reports. Passwords can also be managed through the interface.

Skyline reports vehicle movements (authorised or unauthorised), tamper, ignition state and a host of other data via eight input/output ports that can be used for monitoring additional sensors. These may be fuel level, battery level, coolant, engine running/not running, engine covers open/closed and so on.  Each system can be customised to provide the security and telemetry data required.