Where Are Your Second Sets of Keys?

I'm going to guess that I know where your second sets of keys are stored. Why? Because most dealerships track their second keys the same way. In fact, when your keys are there, we've seen some major issues that can cost dealerships serious money. That's why we give you the ability to use your drawers as admin access only. Now those keys are locked down, able to be tracked, and most importantly, not lost or cut. From an investment standpoint, this dealership key machine is well worth it. Not only are your keys safe, but your team stays accountable. Tracking keys never could be so easy! Fast - Secure - Accurate.

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NADA 100 - 1Micro Booth 2112

We are excited to be an exhibitor at NADA 100. We will be in located at Booth 2112. If you are searching and need a key tracking system for your dealership, you have come to the right place. Whether you have dealt with stolen vehicles, lost keys, poor accountability, or a lost customer because your salesperson couldn't find a key, we have the solution. The 1Micro KeyMaster is the complete package that answers the problems on what occurs in your day-to-day operations within your dealership. 

The test drive process is vital to any dealership. Start first by tracking your keys with the key tracking system and finish the process by selling more vehicles. 

Fast, Secure, and Accurate. It's what our customers need and what 1Micro will provide.

See you at Booth 2112!

Thieves steal dozens of vehicles, without the dealership knowing for days.

Sadly, yet another dealership has been affected immensely by stolen vehicles. The thieves broke open the lock boxes where the keys resided on the side of the car and gained access to the vehicle. Over 25 vehicles were stolen. For any dealership, this is a nightmare waiting to occur, especially when there are many cars to manage. 

That is why managing the keys to each of these cars is so crucial to ensure security of these vehicles. Without the key, nobody can get into the car. It's very important that every dealership has a solution to their key control system. That's where 1Micro comes in.

For our customers using the KeyMaster, none have had a car stolen, because the machine locks the keys down and keeps the keys secure in their dealership. Having our key control system amongst any other key tracking system will put you in a secured position, never having to fear stolen vehicles. 

 

As 2016 Comes To An End, 2017 Is Right Around The Corner!

Take a look: http://www.autonews.com/article/20161230/RETAIL01/161239995/record-or-not-in-2016-auto-sales-growth-seen-drawing-to-end

As the year comes to an end, we see how 2016 might be the end to the annual record sales for automotive dealers. Between bearish analysts, Donald Trump as our soon to be president, and the question on the cost of the vehicle in the future, 2017 raises many questions as to what we'll see in the future.

In terms of how you and your dealership can stay ahead of the curve for selling more vehicles, The KeyMaster is your solution. Time and money are the two big aspects to any business. Our key machine gets your sales team on a test drive quickly, stops the loss of keys, and will help your team sell more vehicles. You need a Key Control System in your dealership, and the 1Micro KeyMaster is your answer!

Happy New Year!

 

 

Same Technician, Better Results.

Take a look: http://www.autonews.com/article/20160815/RETAIL07/160819971/1546

If you want your customers coming back time and time again, you listen to what your customers want. That is keeping them with the same technician for their visits as the years go by. Porsche Norwell has this concept in mind as they manage their service department. It's similar as if you were to stay with the same hair stylist throughout your needs of a haircut as time goes on. 

How can you make that experience even better in terms of a key control system? The answer is speed. The time is takes from when the customer hands your team his or her keys to your team handing the keys back after completing a service speaks volume. Time is crucial for any dealership. The KeyMaster will reign in that area for your team. While still keeping the keys secured and locked down, it will produce an efficient manner of receiving/returning keys faster, which will produce the best results for you team.

Have a great weekend!

Jamie

 

Waiting for keys, test drive, or service?

Take a look here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20161107/RETAIL07/311079969/1546 

We all know that things get busy in your dealership. Whether it be in service or sales, things always pick up when you least expect it to. This article pointed out how a dealer and GM put a stop to waiting customers due to paperwork by service advisors. They dug deeper in bringing out a better form of customer service with the 15 second rule, even if they have paperwork or busy on the phone.

Another issue that wasn't mentioned in this article has to do with keys. Have you ever thought about the time it takes for a service individual to find the keys to a car? Or the time is takes for your salesperson to find the keys for a test drive? The time to make a customer wait is precious and should be taken very seriously.

Are you using a key machine, keyboard, or any form of key control at all? In the automotive world, having a key machine like the KeyMaster is your best option to save time and money in your dealership. We designed the system to be fast, reliable, and efficient all while keeping your team accountable with their operations. Take a look today at what our key control system, the KeyMaster, can do for you.

 

 

Fortune: Black Friday Sales Boost - Automotive

Hi Key Controllers,

Take a look here: http://fortune.com/2016/12/01/black-friday-auto-sales/

We're glad to hear that Black Friday week posted a boost in sales for dealerships! A good economy brings in more customers, which leads to more sales within your dealership. That's the point of every dealership, to sell more cars. That's where they KeyMaster comes in to help close more of those deals. Of the many tools that this key control system has, helping your team collect customer data is what our machine can do. In turn, this will lead to an increase in sales dollars for your dealership. Who knew that a key machine is going to help you increase your sales?

Have a great weekend!

Jamie

Sales Snapshot: Texas

Hi Key Controllers,

Take a look here at this link: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Auto-sales-have-a-better-month-but-still-trending-10621772.php

Let's take a look at vehicle sales figures for Texas. Currently, it overall sounds like the market is in a downward trend, despite the drop in oil prices. Regardless, each dealership must be persistent in closing deals to win the end of the year with strong numbers. Your next key machine can be that solution for helping your team increase sales numbers. The KeyMaster is made to track your keys, but has many more abilities, including customer data gathering. At the end of the day, you need that customer's information to follow up more frequently and close more deals. You set the standard for what information you need before a user gets the keys for a test drive. The more data your CRM gets, the more likely your salesperson can close those deals. Be better than how the industry is today! Track your keys, get customer information, and close more deals. Let the KeyMaster help!

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Jamie

 

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No More Stolen Cars

Hello Key Managers!

First, take a look at this link: http://kron4.com/2016/10/24/only-on-kron4-several-cars-stolen-from-san-leandro-car-dealership-used-in-gas-station-burglary/

I spoke with the Casey Turner, the GM at McKevitt VW in San Leandro, CA on the phone a couple weeks ago about an incident that happened at his dealership recently. Unfortunately, there were 4 cars stolen after about 15 burglars broke in to the dealership. Thankfully, he has gotten the cars back, but not in the condition they were in before the heist. Anytime we hear of stolen vehicles at a dealership, we know the painful process that they have to go through to clean up the aftermath. That's one of the many reasons where we come in to stop that point of loss and end the uncertainty of car theft. Although the conversation with Casey was brief, he seemed to be very positive about the situation and we're glad that he was able to get the cars back. We hope in the future that 1Micro and the KeyMaster can be McKevitt's next key management system, so there won't be any more stolen cars.

The KeyMaster will keep your keys secure, don't take a chance by not having our system in place! Make it a great day, have a good weekend!

- Jamie 

 

Technology That Drives Automotive Car Sales

Hello Key Controllers!

Take a look at this article: 

http://wardsauto.com/dealer/technology-great-people-greater-car-dealerships

When you think of the word technology, I'm sure you would agree that it plays a major part in our society today. Whether it's your cell phone, laptop, or television, each of these will assist us in a daily activity. Let's dive deeper into your dealership's technology:

The point of every dealership is to sell cars. Many automotive sales consultants would agree that using some type technology will aid in closing a sale. Some examples could be through email, a dealership's website, in store televisions showing vehicle specs, electronic signatures, CRM, DMS, or by a key tracking system. There are many different paths to choose from. In any decision, it should produce a positive ROI for you and your dealership. 

That's where the KeyMaster comes in. When it comes to an investment, not only will the KeyMaster save on your costs, but will also aid in increasing your sales dollars. Yes - it is a key tracking system for your dealership, but it also extends to be a resource for your sales staff. Extensive reporting show you the data that you have been missing in your dealership, it forces the data entry that you need from your staff, and plenty more. The KeyMaster will secure your keys but it does far more; making it the most advanced key tracking system. Don't let lack of technology lead to lack of sales!

Car Thefts Are Rising

Hello Key Managers!

Take a look here at this link: 

http://www.autonews.com/article/20161101/OEM06/161109990/for-car-thieves-a-quick-and-easy-

The NICB is working hard to put a stop to these car thefts. At 1Micro, we agree that something must be done. The KeyMaster makes it a lot harder for thieves to get the keys because of it's solid design, made from aircraft grade aluminum. Not only is this built to last for years and years, but it's also built to keep unauthorized individuals out.

Do you ever wonder if your Key Management System for your dealership is getting that job done?

If so, can it do anything more than what the KeyMaster can do?

Don't take the risk of potentially stolen keys/vehicles. When you put our Key Management System in your dealership, your users accountability increases and the worry of theft decreases.

Have a great weekend!

Jamie

 

Evolution of Keys and Fobs

Hello!

First, take a look here: http://www.businessinsider.com/cool-car-keys-2016-10

As time progresses and technology gets smarter, so do the keys in your dealership. Being in Automotive Key Control, I'm sure you have something close to what was shown in this article. When you have an automotive key that does more than simply turn your car on, it's going to cost more, yes, but it gives your customer that extra value he/she needs. Why risk losing something as valuable as this when our Key Management System is the answer to controlling your keys? Regardless of the size or luxury of the key, The KeyMaster has the ability to control them and keep them safe. 

Have a great weekend and make it a great day!

Jamie

 

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We Have Started a Blog!

Hello all!

My name is Jamie Crum a part of the team here with 1Micro. As a company, we have decided to start a blog with weekly insights on Dealership Key Control and staying on top of your game in regards to security, saving on costs, increasing efficiency, and more. If you have any suggestions/questions, do not hesitate to email me here: jamie.crum@1micro.net

I'll be adding a post on a weekly basis every Friday.

Thanks for checking in and we look forward to hearing any feedback from current customers and new potential customers! 

Keep your keys secure. Save money by switching to 1Micro and see how we truly are "The Most Advanced Key Control System". 

- Jamie