Milwaukee Tool has introduced a new Blutooth-enabled tool and equipment tracker that can be easily attached and hidden from sight on any product.
Tick, as the device is called, is designed to withstand the harshest jobsite environments, the company says, and can be used to keep track of generators, job boxes, compressors, ladders, and much more.
“Tool loss, and the time spent looking for missing tools, contributes significantly to a company’s bottom line,” says Steve Matson, senior product manager at the company. “A single lost or damaged tool on a jobsite can increase the time spent completing a task by over 30 percent. This, multiplied across the length of a large project, can add up to tens of thousands of dollars in wasted labor and cause significant overruns on project schedules.”
Tick has a low-profile design, a flat back enabling a snug fit to a variety of surface types, and a circular shape that fits into a range of places hidden from view. Each unit has a laser-engraved serial number so users can easily identify and assign multiple products. It attaches by glue, screw, rivet, or strap.
Moreover, Ticks are paired via the company’s ONE-KEY app—a digital platform for tools and equipment.
“Tool records and locations are updated when any device with the ONE-KEY app comes within 100 feet of the TICK, the company says. “These location updates are transmitted through any ONE-KEY app that’s in range, regardless of whether the app is open or not, allowing users to pinpoint missing tools more quickly.”
Pricing for Tick ranges from $29 to $999