ARMD helps with tool theft

ARMD helps tradesmen get back on the tools just 72 Hours after theft 

No tradesperson out there wants to come back to a broken rear windshield after a 12-hour workday but, given the rise in tool thefts, it seems to be becoming an increasingly likely scenario. Fear not, however, because ARMD has your back – their latest app seeks to keep your equipment safe even when you’re nowhere near it. 

ARMD, the website and app built to protect the livelihoods of all tradespeople, has released the details of how it recently helped to counter the potentially devastating effect of a tool theft for Andy Jordan, turning his claim around in just 72 hours.   

Andy, who works mainly for the Dante Group, has been in the trade for 13 years and had never been robbed before. He wanted, however, to get tool insurance as he sees tradespeople and their tools as “sitting ducks”.  Then, on a Thursday afternoon, the thieves struck and broke into his van, taking his tools. 

Speaking of his experience with the company’s processes, Andy explains:  

“Luckily, I had chosen ARMD’s tool insurance which was half the price of my previous insurance, which was great. I then had my first ever claim; I don’t think any other insurance company would pay this quick. I recommended ARMD to the lads at work who could not believe how fast it was paid.” 

The fast payment allowed Andy to get back on the tools in practically no time at all, reducing losses and saving his business.  

Statistics claim there is one tool theft every 23 minutes, which translates into about 23,000 a year – and that’s just the ones that get reported. Settlement of these claims can take weeks or even months, sometimes, but ARMD has been developed to cut this down to just days, if not hours. 

Andy used the ARMD app to get organised in the first place, as he had logged his tools in the free tool inventory. Having tools and receipts in one place enabled him to quickly submit a fully completed claim form right after the crime had happened.  

ARMD then calculated the loss for the insurer, Royal Sun Alliance, and presented all the information, including proof of purchase and police crime reference number, in one easy format for claims handlers to work with. Based on ARMD’s estimate, this process accelerated the claims payment from several weeks to a few days. 

“We feel really proud to have helped Andy get back to work so quickly,” explains Stephen Holland, Co-Founder of ARMD. “Andy’s friends didn’t believe him when he told them how good we were, so he had to actually show them the payout to prove it! That is the highest compliment you can have when building a brand from the ground up.” 

“Our whole mission is to get the trade back out on the tools as soon as possible after these awful thieves strike. If you suffer a loss, ARMD will get you back working as quickly as possible. It takes seconds to get yourself insured and, as Andy has shown, it’s pretty much hassle free.” 

The company’s app is easily accessible both on Google’s Play Store as well as Apple’s App Store and you can find more information about it on ARMD’s website. Take it from us: in this day and age, ARMD’s app is an indispensable addition to your phone’s app library. 

It is free to register and ARMD is currently offering £5 in reward points to spend in-store on tools or insurance for each new registration and £5 in reward points for every friend you refer. 

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