Tool loss, or time spent looking for missing tools on a jobsite, contributes significantly to a company’s bottom line. A single lost or damaged tool can potentially, drastically, delay project completion. This, multiplied across the length of a project, can increase unnecessary labour costs and cause significant overruns on project schedule.

Companies like Milwaukee Tool, however, offer products that are not only revolutionizing the tool industry but are providing solutions to managing and controlling inventory as well.

Their recently launched TICK™ – a professional-grade Bluetooth™ tool and equipment tracker – is designed to withstand the harshest jobsite environments while providing users an invaluable way to track anything in their inventory through the ONE-KEY™ app. Another selling feature, the TICK™ can be easily attached and hidden from sight on any product, regardless of brand.

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, allowing users to pinpoint missing tools more quickly. In addition, users can easily manage all of their tools through the app’s Simplified Tool and Equipment Management features.

These features allow users to assign and store detailed information for all of their tools and equipment – whether it’s a tool equipped with a TICK™, a ONE-KEY™ enabled tool or any other tools and equipment.

Fully embodying the Milwaukee promise of “Nothing but HEAVY DUTY,” the TICK™ is ruggedly protected from the harshest environments – giving professionals peace of mind that they’ll receive updated locations of their tools and equipment, no matter what. It’s water and dust-tight closure protect the internal components from weather elements, and UV rated plastics keep the TICK™ from getting brittle when exposed to extended periods of direct sunlight. In addition, its rugged electronics housing can stand up to high vibration and impact, as well as heavy duty tracking applications, like underneath a generator.

Available in February 2017, the TICK™ is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.

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ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment.
By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionizes the way work gets done. The ability to customize, track, and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with 
their tools.