Milwaukee Tool introduces a professional-grade Bluetooth™ tool and equipment tracker called the TICK™. Designed to withstand the harshest jobsite environments, the TICK™ can be easily attached and hidden from sight on any product, regardless of brand, providing users an invaluable way to track anything in their inventory through the ONE-KEY™ app.
“Tool loss, and the time spent looking for missing tools, contributes significantly to a company’s bottom line. A single lost or damaged tool on a jobsite can increase the time spent completing a task by over 30%. 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 schedule.
The goal of ONE-KEY™’ is to simplify the process of managing tools, removing costly or cumbersome methods used today. The ability to quickly identify a tool’s location can save time and money if a tool goes down or is needed on short notice,” said Steve Matson, Senior Product Manager.
With its low profile design, the TICK™ can securely attach to anything through glue, screw, rivet, or strap. Its flat back enables a snug fit to a variety of surface types and its circular shape fits into a range of places hidden from view. Each TICK™ is also laser engraved with a serial number so users can easily identify and assign multiple TICK™s. Once attached and hidden from view, the TICK™ makes tracking tools and equipment as simple as pulling out your phone.
Products with a TICK™ attached are paired via the ONE-KEY™ app. Tool records and locations are updated when any device with the ONE-KEY™ app comes within 100 feet of the TICK™. These location updates are transmitted through any ONE-KEY™ app that’s in-range, regardless of whether the app is open or not, so users can pinpoint missing tools quicker.