Alco Water Service, based in Salinas, Calif., has been using AssetPulse’s RFID solution to ensure security and compliance of its well sites.
AssetPulse deployed its AssetGather software packaged with active RFID readers and active RFID tags to monitor Alco’s facilities, which are spread across the city of Salinas. The tracking system gives Alco visibility into activities and movements at its unmanned well sites.
Alco water service supplies water to roughly 30,000 residents, with nine well sites spread around a ten-mile radius of the city. For security and compliance reasons it is critical to have a continuous record of activities that take place at each of the pump stations – a time-stamped trail of who enters and exits each pump station.
Apart from customizable reports, the AssetGather system also sends out alert notifications when “out-of-normal” patterns of activities.
After seeing the immediate benefits of the active RFID system, Alco extended it to track its meters, which are frequently taken out of its premises to different sites. The system would indicate its current location and duration of usage at the site. In the near future, Alco is also considering tracking its bigger pieces of equipment and many of its field trucks within the same AssetGather system.