Anti-theft protection, data collection and access control for construction equipment

Obserwando is the new service right around your building machine and offers lots of benefits: 

Anti-theft protection
Protection against unauthorised usage
Position determination at any time
Capture of machine operating times
Control of use by an electronic key

Obserwando is the direct connection to your construction equipment: Access your machine anytime form amywhere2). Display and evaluation of data within the internet browser

System principle

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Depending on requirements, Rösler's devices offer solutions for a wide range of different demands, from simple vehicle monitoring with EQTRace-T via machine diagnosis (e.g. miniDaT WEB-R for Rzthmann lifts) through to access control systems with RFiD cards, to cover many different areas. All data are transferred worldwide to our servers and made available on the internet with many different evaluation possibilities. We work together with various partners who are naturally also in a position to install our devices at your machines.


All data can also be downloaded from the internet to your company software for further processing.


We also offer comprehensive training courses so that you can make the very best of Obserwando.

Obserwando's advantages

  • low initial investment
  • monthly flatrate european wide 10€ 1)
  • easy handling
  • access anytime from anywhere via web-browser 2)
  • no investment for software or server hardware
  • alway up-to-date software and function-range
  • lower insurance fees and cost sharing


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Application, additional infomation


Increased security by anti-theft protection on the building-site!

Valuable construction machinery gets stolen in Europe every day. The theft causes more than just direct financial loss: resulting delays on site cause additional costs, let alone the damage caused to your reputation. It takes time and nervous energy to deal with the problem.

The function for theft protection of Obserwando offers variable features within the different stages of extension:

Location determination via GPS and radio network
By GPS whenever you want the position outdoor of the machine can be determined. Due to recording of the positions at intervals of a few minutes, routes can be tracked as well after years.

Determination of the working area by Geo Fencing
Arrangement of permitted areas of operation, so-called Geo-Fences, is also possible with the appropriate stage of extension. Machine alarms immediately, as soon as it leaves the defined working area.

Detection of theft preparation for acting as quickly as possible
In this maximum stage of extension Obserwando cannot only track the machines, but can also detect early manipulation for theft preparation. For this purpose the system will react e.g. if it is separated from power supply and will already notify a theft attempt before the machine leaves unauthorizedly the building site.

Detecting break-ins at vehicles or material containers for swift reaction

When equipped accordingly, Obserwando reports a break-in to a service vehicle or material container. When connected to an employee's phone or to an external security service, this then permits immediate reaction.

This way Obserwando controls, where the machine is located, whether it leaves the determined working area, is transported or is used despite switch-off. In every case of an alarm condition immediately a notification can be sent, e.g. to a guard duty or selected mobiles.

Systems of anti-theft protection from RÖSLER are successfully in use already for years. Many hirer and builder place their trust in this innovative force and special quality of the devices, and they often could arrange considerably better terms with their property insurer due to the high reliability of the RÖSLER-systems. This way ready cash can be saved.



Data Collection

Simply earn more with data collection!

Construction machinery rental companies or the machinery manager of a building company need to know how long and exactly when the machine is being used, what condition the machine is in and whether there is any risk of machine failure. All these questions can be answered by Obserwando with telemonitoring on the internet.

Analysing the collected data Obserwando controls exact-to-the-day period of use of machines compared with conventional operating hours counter.

With that a to-the-minute accounting related to the day is possible. In this connection daily working time with start and end time is recorded. This way unauthorized and unpaid availability notifications are a thing of the past.

This with similar systems from the Rösler company with many hirers has already led to unexpected increase in profits in the past.

Data are transferred on request, but at least once a day, from the machines to the server. Here they are edited and made available within the Obserwando-internet portal.

All collected data can be used for different analyses and can be connected in the internet browser. Of course it´s possible that you also transfer data to your company-owned dispositon and accounting software.



Access Control

Be individual and safe with access control

It happens all the time: someone just used the machine without corresponding authorisation and, if the worst comes to the worst, without the right training. If damage is caused to the machine or to property on the building site, no-one will want to own up, especially if personal injuries have been caused. Obserwando effectively prevents unauthorised use with an electronic lock.

Toround theft protection and data collection off machines can be equipped optionally with an electronic key. Here all possibilities of the miniKey, an electronic key system, which RÖSLER has already sold for many years, in combination with Obserwando are available.

With the key access to the machines can be restricted to authorised and trained staff. Starting of the machine with the generally used key from the manufacturer e.g. by illicit workers or other working trade won`t be possible anymore. Clear allocation from machine operator to working time and with it to the causer of possible damages, will lead to a clearly more careful dealing with the machines. Every key can be programed individually via the internet site at anytime and can control access to single machines or machine groups.

Learn more about Obserwando's functions like "anti-theft protection", "data recording", the Obserwando pricing and the training courses.

Obserwando Pricing

OBSERWANDO: Clear pricing without hidden costs

Cheap annual flat rate for  data, position and theft protection

Europe-wide (EU) scope including Switzerland

Low administrative costs because the billing will be only once a year.

Service & Support

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  • WEMO-tec GmbH

    "WEMO-tec GmbH rents out work platforms, construction machines and bridge underside display units throughout Europe and uses the miniDaT-RC system to check the usage times of the rental equipment. The uncomplicated online access to the operating data which is possible at any time and the fact that the complete data stock remains at the premises are the decisive factors for our decision to use the miniDaT-RC system."

    Christian Herr

  • Helmut Reiter GmbH

    The company rents out forklift trucks and work platforms.

    "The Obserwando online portal gives us access to the operating times of our rental machines at any time."

    Horst Bode, rental centre manager

  • Rhein – Main Spezialbau GmbH

    "We are specialists for all problems to do with humidity penetration in building structure. We are using Rösler's easy-to-install product miniDaT-WEB-Light to optimally coordinate the use of our service vehicles."

    Gabriele Thomas, back office

  • WOCKEN Industriepartner GmbH & Co.KG

    WOCKEN rents out and sells construction machines and work platforms.

    "The use of Rösler's Obserwando product is proven to protect our construction machines against theft. Several attempts of theft have already been thwarted."

    Jens Burrichter, head of rental shop

  • RÜKO GmbH Baumaschinen

    RÜKO GmbH rents out and sells construction machines.

    "Due to the use of miniDaT-WEB-Light, we always know where our construction machines are. The recording of the machine running times helps us with billing and maintenance. The costs are clearly calculable due to the annual flat rate for data transmission and portal usage."

    Martin Ermler, managing director

  • Felbermayr Transp. u. Hebetech. GmbH & Co. KG

    Felbermayr Holding is active internationally in the fields of transport, hoisting technology and civil and structural engineering.

    "We have decided to use the Rösler Obserwando product because it gives us reliable access to our very large fleet of vehicles at any time and we can look at our sites and the operating times of our machines around the clock. If necessary, we can even completely block selected machines via the internet."

    Helmut Toferer, head of workshop

  • Peter Gay Baumaschinen GmbH

    Peter Gay rents out and sells construction machines.

    "As an Obserwando dealer, we are using the Rösler products also in our own rental park and profit from the various Obserwando functions locating, anti-theft protection and operating data recording.

    Joerg von der Geest, rental park


    STARLIFT GmbH rents out work platforms and telescopic lift trucks all over northern Germany (with branches in Hamburg, Rostock and Berlin).

    "We are using Rösler's miniDaT because it reliably provides us with greater transparency and a well-founded settlement basis for work on week-ends, rain days and availability reports."

    Oliver Kark, managing director

  • roggermaier Arbeitsbühnen GmbH

    "Being one of the largest rental companies for access technology in southern Germany, we make great demands on the quality of our technical equipment and use the Rösler products miniDaT + LR-Adapter and miniDaT-LR. The upgrade to short-distance radio LR means time saved for the automatic reading of the operating data and high reliability of registration and evaluation."

    Wolfgang Eichstädter, division manager

  • Kohrmann Baumaschinen GmbH

    "Due to the positive feedback of other companies that rent out construction machines and work platforms, we have now also decided to use the Rösler's miniDaT to record the operating times of our rental machines."

    Marwin Lindow, dispatcher


  • LST Swiss AG

    LST Swiss AG sells, rents out and services construction machines and hydraulic mount-on devices.

    "Rösler's miniDaT VIP allows us to document the operating times even on mount-on machines that do not have their own power supply."

    Stefan Klopfer, managing director


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