Tool Watch App has been specifically developed to combat the rise in tool theft across the UK.
Latest reports state that tool theft costs the construction industry £265m a year and this figure is rising. The ToolWatch App is a low-cost subscription app service which once downloaded, registers a tool’s serial number and make. Users take a photo of the tool and upload it to a secure private profile, which can easily be amended or updated. The police have access to their own separate secure interface which allows them to check immediately whether a tool has been stolen.
Recognizing the need for this ground-breaking new app to be trusted by tradespeople, businesses and police, the ToolWatch App has become the first such app to receive BSI’s Secure Digital Applications Kitemark. This mark of trust gives assurance that the app will work as intended with the appropriate security controls in place to protect user data and will be supported effectively going forward.
In addition, the ToolWatch App has been accredited by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, for meeting its Police Preferred Specification to deter and reduce crime to protect people, possessions and buildings. SBD works on behalf of the Police Service and is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security products in the UK.