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Spike Measuring Tools

Spike Measuring Tools

Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all types of industries and professional use, and brings new functionality to your smartphone or tablet by turning it into a powerful measurement solution.

…measure without ladders, tape measures, or service vehicles.

With Spike, professionals can save valuable time and money, measure from a safe distance, and access hard to reach areas all by taking a photo.

Cut measurement and customer acquisition costs by more than 50% and pays for itself in 3-5 site surveys.

  • If you can keep install and service vehicles busy on existing projects, you can save $200 per site survey just by using Spike for an estimate.
  • Spike’s Scaled Image export saves designers 30 minutes of time per project

Spike is used by more than 5,000 signage professionals, and is the winner of the 2016 ISA International Sign Expo Innovation Award. Spike also support the design process through integrations with Flexi, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDRAW.

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Why A Spike?

1. Generate a very quick ROI.

Pay for it after 3 – 5 uses in the field. No need to hire or use existing equipment such as cherry pickers.

2. Easy to lean and simple to adapt.

Approx 1 hour to learn the basics and another hour out in the field.

3. Already compatible with software platforms that you already have.

Adoble Illustrator, Corel Draw, Autocad and many more.

4. Increase worker safety.

Through taking photos from a distance there is no need to climb ladders or need to cross busy streets.

5. Make the economics of field data collection better.

Save time in the field, save time in the office.

6. Increase revenue.

Faster quoting means faster sales growth

Spike Features

  • 200 metre range
  • Photo measure accuracy of +/- 3%
  • 5 different file format outputs
  • Achieve 4 hours of continuous use

Device and OS

Spike works with commercial Google Android and Apple iOS Smartphones and Tablets. To view a list of recommended devices that have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy, visit the Spike Support Center.

Connectivity

The Spike device connects with your Smartphone or Tablet via Bluetooth. Your device must support BLUETOOTH 4.0 low energy technology.

Battery

The Spike device has an Internal Li-ion battery that is charged via a micro USB charging port (a USB cable is included in the box with Spike). Battery life is 4 hours of continuous use.

Laser

Spike’s eye safe laser rangefinder supports ranges between 6-650 feet (2-200 meters). The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 5cm (2 in).

Accuracy

The accuracy of Spike’s laser rangefinder is ± 5cm (2in); the accuracy of Photo Measurements is ± 1%; and the accuracy of Point-to-Point Measurements is ± 3%. For additional information on optimal distances and positions, visit the Spike Support Center.

Units

Spike supports measurements in feet + inches, inches, meters, or centimeters. Unit settings may be changed at any time via the Spike app settings or Cloud settings.

Output Formats

Measurements are stored with the photo and can be shared as a PDF, JPG, Spike File (XML), or KMZ. For Android devices only, additional output includes HMTL. The Spike File is a compressed .ZIP file, which contains the Spike photos and XML file with measurement and location data.

Have More Questions?

To view Frequently Asked Questions about Spike, including questions about supported devices and accuracy.

Visit Spike Support Center

4 Easy Steps To Get Started

  1. Locate your smartphone or tablet
  2. Download the Spike app
  3. Connect up your Spike device
  4. Source measurements from the Spike Cloud

Get The Measure Of The Signage World

Spike allows you to measure and locate an object simply by taking a photo with your smartphone or tablet. From that photo, you can capture real-time measurements including areas, elevations, distances between two points, and GPS location.

The Spike laser device works with both Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets, and is available with three different mounting options. The Spike laser device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder works together with your smartphone or tablet’s camera, GPS, compass, and Internet connection.

Spike gives you the flexibility to measure from the Spike mobile app or Spike Cloud. The Spike Cloud allows you to view, measure, export, and share your Spike photos and measurements from your desktop. The Spike Cloud offers premium features, such as export options for compatibility with third-party design and CAD packages, adding notes to images, and advanced folder organization.

Spike also supports design, architecture, engineering, construction, and GIS software, including Esri’s Collector for ArcGIS, Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Revit, ARCHICAD, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Flexi.

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Photo Measure: real-time measurements from a photo

With Spike, your time to measure an object is reduced to minutes. Simply take a photo of the object you want to measure, such as a building or wall, using the Spike app and your smartphone or tablet. From that photo, capture measurements instantly including areas, heights, widths, and lengths. Photos can be measured using the Spike mobile app or Cloud. You can access your photos at any time to remeasure, eliminating the need to return to the location for additional measurements.

Spike’s photo measurement capability allows you to measure hard-to-reach objects that would have otherwise required additional equipment, labor or tools. All it takes is one person to capture all the measurements you need, and while at a safe location and distance.

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Point-to-Point: measure the distance between two objects

Measure the distance between two objects in seconds by capturing two photos. For example, to measure the distance between the side of a house and a nearby tree, a store front and a sign in the parking lot, the side of a highway and a light pole, a utility line and a tree or the ground up to the roof line of a house.

Simply aim Spike at the first object, such as the side of a house, and take a photo. Then, aim at your second object, such as a tree, and take a photo. Spike then calculates the distance between those two objects. In addition to the distance measurement, Spike also calculates the linear distance for vertical and horizontal measurements.

Measure Remote Objects and Collect GPS/GNSS Location From A Distance

Replace expensive and complicated GPS handheld devices with Spike, and reduce field collection times. Quickly and safely capture a target’s location, your location, and a georeferenced image of the target, simply by taking a photo from a safe distance. Location data includes latitude, longitude, and altitude.

Data collected with Spike can be exported as a KMZ file or imported into GIS software, including Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS.

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Measure and Share Using the Spike Cloud

Spike gives you the flexibility to measure and share from the Spike mobile app or Spike Cloud. The Spike Cloud allows you to view, measure, export, and share your Spike photos and measurements from your desktop. While in the field, take a photo using the Spike app and your mobile device, then upload your photos to the Cloud to measure and report back at the office.

The Spike Cloud offers premium features, such as export options for compatibility with third-party design and CAD packages, adding notes to images, and advanced folder organization.

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Export and share captured photos and measurements

All measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared with your team, colleagues or customers. Use the exported photo and measurements as photo verification for reports or estimates.

All measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared with your team, colleagues or customers. The Spike app and Spike Cloud allow you to select industry-standard export formats, including JPG, PDF, Spike file (XML), or KMZ.

Spike also supports design, architecture, engineering, construction, and GIS software, including Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Revit, ARCHICAD, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Flexi.

Spike FAQ

WHICH SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS ARE SUPPORTED BY SPIKE?

The following smartphones and tablets have gone through camera calibration procedure and provide the highest level of accuracy for capturing measurements from a photo… read more

HOW DO I ATTACH SPIKE TO MY SMARTPHONE OR TABLET?

Spike attaches to a smartphone with a quick-release clamp or to a tablet case with high-strength bonding tape. We recommend attaching your Spike to a hard tablet case with a flat back, and to metal or hard plastic surfaces… read more

CAN I MEASURE PHOTOS FROM MY DESKTOP?

Yes. A photo can be uploaded to the online, cloud-based Spike tools. By uploading a photo to the Spike Cloud, you can view, edit, measure, and download Spike photos using your browser… read more

WHAT IS THE SPIKE RETURNS AND REPLACEMENT POLICY?

If you are not satisfied with your Spike device, we will accept returns for refund if we are contacted within 30 days of the date that we shipped the Spike to you. Please contact our support team to arrange a return… contact us

WHAT IS SPIKE’S WARRANTY AND WHAT DOES IT COVER?

Spike comes with a 2-year warranty for defects or workmanship issues. Please refer to our Terms of Sale for Warranty information… read more

Visit The Spike Support Centre

To view Frequently Asked Questions about Spike, including questions about supported devices and accuracy.

Visit Spike Support Center

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