Detect – Understanding the Benefits of Safety Management Systems

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Cat® Detect Technology

What can Cat Detect do for me?

By improving operator awareness of the work environment, Cat® Detect technology helps make your site safer every minute of every day. That not only means fewer accidents and injuries—it also means less money spent on lost personnel time, equipment damage and lost production.

Cat Detect lets your operators concentrate on the task at hand and work more productively. Some CCTV cameras and tracking devices even record safety “events,” which you can use to train operators or make changes on site to build a stronger safety culture.



Choose the safety management system that’s right for your job needs, fleet and budget:

  • CCTV Camera Systems: Help eliminate blind spots and enhance operators’ views around equipment during start-up and operation with CCTV cameras tied to an in-cab display. Choose from one to four cameras in heavy-duty, light-duty and build-to-fit systems.
  • RFID Systems: Add another layer of protection with Radio Frequency Identification tags attached to ground personnel or fixed objects. An in-cab alarm and external speaker alert operators and ground workers when they get too close.
  • Machine Security Systems: Get more control over who can operate your machines and when by requiring a special electronic key or pass code to start equipment.
  • Object Detection Systems: Help your operators detect potential hazards in critical zones around the machine. Radar detects objects to the front, rear and side, and onboard cameras show operators exactly where and how far away hazards are located.


How do I get started?

Cat Detect technology works on any machine—existing or new, regardless of manufacturer. CCTV cameras and vehicle tracking systems are available from the factory on new Cat equipment or as aftermarket or retrofit solutions from your Cat or SITECH dealer.

Cat Detect for Personnel


A combination of RFID tags, in-cab alarms and external speakers helps keep ground personnel out of harm’s way.

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Cat Detect with Machine Security System


This vehicle tracking system helps deter theft and prevent unauthorized use of your equipment.

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Cat Detect with Vision for Construction


CCTV camera systems enhance operators’ visibility in the immediate area around their equipment.

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