Customer Story Legrand

Fight construction equipement theft with IoT

 

Any building companies face a major challenge that remains unsolved: construction equipment theft. The French Building Federation estimates that the cost of thefts on construction sites is around 1% of the construction industry’s revenues, representing 1 billion euros.

 

 

Challenges

 

As a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures offering a wide range of products and solutions, Legrand sought to answer its clients’ security needs in finding a way to monitor expensive assets and preventing theft and damages on construction sites.

 

Enhanced by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology and Sigfox’s network and know-how, Legrand created a solution to allow businesses providing and installing electrical equipment to get real-time insights on assets and increase security on construction sites.

 

Electric panels are one of the main equipment affected by theft: it represents a significant cost for businesses that do not have insurance for their stolen assets on construction sites and cannot afford the services of expensive security companies to protect their equipment. 

 

Goals

 

- Protect expensive assets and equipment on construction sites

- Enable stolen assets recovery in tracking them  

- Reduce the cost of stolen assets for the construction industry and building companies

 

How Legrand's solution works

 

Based on Sigfox’s IoT connectivity, the solution connects electric panels to track them and ultimately prevents them from being stolen or damaged.  

Once a motion is detected, it triggers an alert via the Sigfox network to the electrical contractor. The motion detection also triggers the GPS tracker placed in the item: the GPS details are then communicated via the Sigfox network. 

 

Legrand Sigfox

 

Besides Legrand’s solution specifically designed to protect electrical panels, Sigfox’s IoT connectivity enable the tracking of any other moveable assets of construction sites. 

 

Testimonials

Thierry LachaiseThierry Lachaise
Marketing – Home Equipment
Legrand

 ‘After the analysis of different technologies available on the market by our R&D department, Sigfox appeared to be the best solution with the best compromise in terms of low cost, low energy consumption, and geographic coverage’

Fabienne HeraultFabienne Herault
Marketing Group Manager
Legrand

 ‘The IoT is not just a trend but truly a reality, since we will have around 50 billion of connected devices all over the world by 2020. That’s why we rely on companies such as Sigfox who provide us with the necessary technological know-how so that we can create concrete solutions that are simple to execute.’