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Tool and equipment tracker from Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool has introduced Tick, the new tool and equipment tracker.

The Tick can be attached and hidden from sight on any product, providing users a 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 labour, 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.

“By harnessing the same Integrated Tool Tracking technology found within One-Key enabled tools, we’re giving users a way to track any tool, simply by attaching the Tick. For professionals everywhere, their tools and equipment are key to their livelihood – the Tick ensures they have eyes on everything to better manage their investment.”

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 Ticks.