Accountability Starts With Your Key Management

KEEP YOUR TEAM ACCOUNTABLE

We understand for every dealership or automotive space, daily tasks become increasingly more demanding. With many moving parts to your operations, managing keys can become a serious headache for you and your staff. Without an employee image, an audit trail, or a secure access method to your keys, it’s easy for things to get out of hand. At 1Micro, we view key control and key tracking through accountability, security, and efficiency.

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ACCOUNTABILITY - when you aren’t able to hold an employee accountable by an image, video, or an audit trail, it’s difficult for any manager to have ground to stand on. The KeyMaster will give your manager this solid ground with 4K definition of every user accessing your keys. No questions or excuses!

SECURITY - There are plenty of key control systems available today, but how can you determine what’s best? Take note of engineering that will last for years and years of use. The focus on the KeyMaster has the engineering you’re looking for with aircraft-grade aluminum, vehicle key design, and extreme-strength locking mechanisms. There’s no way around it.

Efficiency - One of the most important parts to your operations is increasing efficiency through your business units. iLot has brought the KeyMaster from an efficient system to an extremely efficient solution between your keys and vehicles. The faster 1Micro can bring your team through the process, the more money you save, and the happier the customer is!

Call or email sales to save some serious time and money!

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iLot Overview: Inventory Audit Module

AUTOMOTIVE INVENTORY AUDIT

PROBLEM: IT TAKES TOO LONG TO AUDIT MY VEHICLES

There are plenty of dealerships who stick to the "old-fashioned way" of doing things. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned way takes too much time and isn't always accurate. A piece of paper and a pen results in illegible handwriting, higher probability for errors, and inefficiencies for touching every vehicle. This process can take hours, even days to perform an audit on your vehicles. That's wasted time a dealership employee may not have in his or her operations.

SOLUTION: ILOT INVENTORY AUDIT MODULE

One of 1Micro's hottest products has increased in popularity for dealerships across the country. The iLot Inventory Audit module has tremendously increased efficiency amongst automotive operations. From the iLot app on iOS or Android, any user can perform the audit that you give access to. You can have as many employees partake in the audit by scanning the vehicle label to verify that it's on your lot. As each vehicle is scanned, the GPS location of that vehicle is automatically updated in real-time. The many hours it once took to perform an audit now takes an hour or less. 

Increase the efficiency of your dealership, fleet, and more today.

Call or email sales to save some serious time and money!

952-448-7000 Option #1

Sales@1micro.com

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ILOT OVERVIEW: ASSET TRACKING MODULE

AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE TRACKING

PROBLEM: I'VE GOT THE KEY, NOW WHERE'S THE CAR?

We've heard many times how our clients enjoy the KeyMaster with controlling the keys, but they still run into the issue of finding the vehicle on parking lot. This can waste valuable time for any employee at the dealership and slows down operations. More importantly, the customer is the person waiting to go on a test drive.

SOLUTION: ILOT ASSET TRACKING MODULE

Now you have an automated solution to locate your vehicles, with the convenience of any mobile phone or tablet. First, begin with Geofencing your lot in any aspect you would like such as a Remote Lot, Front Row, Delivery Area, New Car Lot, Used Car Lot, etc. There are no limitations to the locations or the number of Geofences you would like to place. Either by scanning the iLot vehicle label or updating the location on the KeyMaster, your entire team will know which Geofence the vehicle is placed in from their phone/tablet or from the key machine. It's that simple! Grab the key, find the vehicle, and start your test drive as quickly as possible. 

Increase the efficiency of your dealership, fleet, and more today.

Call or email sales to save some serious time and money!

952-448-7000 Option #1

Sales@1micro.com

 

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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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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.

 

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?

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!

 

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Evolution of Keys and Fobs

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.

 

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