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Motivated to make a difference

Gayle developed Tool Protect

Gayle Neville

Gayle Neville is the person behind Tool Protect.

When her son began his electrical apprenticeship and started to spend his hard-earned money on growing his collection of power tools, she knew if the tools were stolen the impact would be huge.

The cost of replacement would hurt him financially, but the theft would also impact his ability to continue working and learning to become trade qualified.

Gayle’s husband Dan is a Queensland Police Officer, and she knows from him how many tradies’ tools are stolen every day. The problem is happening now and it’s very real. Gayle also knows it’s almost impossible for police to reunite tradies with their tools without a serial number recording and reporting system.

Gayle, who is a nurse and works fulltime in a busy hospital ward, considers herself one of the most low-tech people around. However, she decided an app could be the answer to the problem.

So, Tool Protect was born

We are so grateful for tool protect

We had one of our fleet vehicles broken into and all power tools stolen.

Luckily we had saved all tools on the app as this led to the Police being able to locate one of our stolen tools and have it returned to us. We always recommend Tool Protect to our fellow trades and our team of plumbers.

Daniel Pasfield

Recognised for stopping thieves in their tracks

The value of Tool Protect isn’t just recognised by tradies, it’s been applauded by industry experts and seen in the media.

7 News Brisbane
Studio 10
A Current Affair
The Sydney Morning Herald

Quick and easy for tradies to record each new tool purchase

Generate reports for police and insurance companies in the event their tools are stolen.

Having a report that links stolen power tool serial numbers to their tradie owners makes it easier for police to return the stolen tools.
The report provides proof of purchase for stolen power tools heping you to settle insurance claims quickly, replace your tools and get back on the jobsite.

Start for free today!

Tool Protect is totally free to download and use with five trade tools.

Don’t leave your business to chance – download the app today and check out how easy it is to keep your valuable power tool details secure.