A construction site is a constantly shifting environment. From drilling, digging, roofing, plumbing, flooring to cleaning, a construction project involves a variety of challenging tasks. The construction industry’s rough and tough jobs require rugged devices that are waterproof, drop-tested, dust resistant, and shockproof. These ruggedized and heavy-duty devices have impacted how construction sites are being managed. Here are the three ways rugged devices can revolutionize the construction industry:
1. Seamless Communication with Low Cost of Ownership
A construction project involves managing materials, fleet, works, and workforce. For that, your construction site managers need seamless communication. From site managers, designers, architects to field workers, everyone needs to be in constant communication to increase operational efficiency. A study conducted by VDC found that the cost of ownership of a rugged device is $2,700, while the total cost of owning a non-rugged mobile device exceeds $4,000. A rugged smartphone that is IP68 and MIL-STD-810G certified can help you create an effective and secure communication network with a low cost of ownership.
2. Prevent Loss of Productivity
Workers in construction sites spend their days in noisy, risky, and dirty environments. Rugged smartphones and heavy-duty notebooks can withstand hazardous work environments. A study has found that non-rugged mobile devices fail more than 3xas compared to ruggedized devices. A single device failure can cost companies up to 200 minutes of lost productivity. To prevent loss of productivity and avoid job failures on-site, construction companies need rugged mobile devices that are tough, durable, secure, and built specifically for construction site hazards and risks.
3. Enhance Security
Today, data security is vital for all industries and the construction sector is no exception. Construction firm’s deal with a huge amount of data related to building blueprints, equipment, materials, investor details, invoices, and receipts. Rugged devices have enterprise-grade security that helps you create a secure communication workflow. Your professionals can send sensitive data and proprietary information to and from the cloud from any location, thereby enhancing security and privacy.
Rugged mobile devices can help construction professionals increase their productivity, mitigate risks, and improve communication while performing their challenging tasks. The durability, low cost of ownership, and military-grade capabilities of ruggedized devices are designed to help construction firms increase efficiency and reduce cost.
Panasonic offers a wide range of fully rugged devices including heavy-duty notebook PCs and rugged smartphones that raise the bar of effectiveness, security, and functionality at construction sites. If you’re looking to buy these professional products for your company, contact Panasonic’s expert team today!