Top 5 Reasons You Need Spike by ikeGPS

28 June 2021

Taking measurements is the biggest challenge signage professionals encounter. Traditional methods take a lot of time, effort and money to execute and can risk personal safety. And if those measurements turn out to be incorrect, it can cost thousands of dollars to fix.

Spike is a smart laser measurement software that takes accurate measurements in a faster, safer and more cost-effective way. Using Spike requires three simple steps:

  1. Attach Spike to your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Take a picture of what you want to measure.
  3. Drag the reference points so Spike can make the measurement.

Spike is a valuable software for design, planning and installation, proving itself as a must-have laser measurement solution in the field for five main reasons.

1. Spike Generates a Very Quick ROI

When you use Spike, you’ll benefit from accurate and consistent measurements as well as a quick return on your investment. Based on the experiences of our thousands of users, the typical ROI of a Spike is somewhere between its third and its fifth use. This quick ROI gives you high value for a low cost.

2. Spike Is Really Easy to Learn and Simple to Adopt

We have also learned from the experiences of our user community that Spike takes about an hour to learn the basics and then about another hour of going out in the field and doing best practices to really refine that use. In just a couple of hours, you’ll understand the basics of the Spike system and can start using it in the field. Since anyone can quickly become an expert on this technology, you won’t have to spend a whole day training your team.

3. Spike Is Compatible With the Software Platforms You Already Have

The data from your Spike measurement system can readily export to common file formats like JPEG, PDF, KMZ and XML. All of those are easily compatible RV’s ingestible into software platforms such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and many others.

Since Spike is compatible with your existing software, you won’t need to download or learn a new platform to use it. You can view the data on a software platform you’re already comfortable using. It will also be easier to share your results with your customers when making proposals.

In addition to being compatible with your software platforms, Spike stores your past projects safely in the cloud, where you can look at them for duplication or reference.

4. Spike Increases Worker Safety

Because Spike takes photos from a distance, there’s no need to put yourself into dangerous situations to get the measurements you need, such as climbing ladders, using bucket trucks or crossing busy streets. Because of that, Spike has had a very positive impact on worker safety.

5. Spike Makes the Economics of Mobile Field Data Collection Better

Spike saves time in the field and the office, which is invaluable in today’s workspaces. Measuring with Spike reduces on-site measurement time by 50 to 60%. By taking your measurements more quickly, you can preserve your time and effort for more impactful tasks. Plus, the measurement results are consistent and dependable, so you can trust in their accuracy.

Order Your Spike Online Today

Spike laser measurement equipment makes it easy for everyone to get accurate job site measurements quickly. You’ll get a simple, safe and cost-effective measurement tool small enough to fit on your phone or tablet. Take some pictures, identify what you need to measure and let Spike do the rest.

If you are interested in purchasing a Spike, browse the options in our online shop and place your order today!

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