MRO Magazine

Master Lock acquires Field ID safety compliance, inspection software


February 21, 2013
By PEM Magazine

Master Lock Canada Inc. has completed an agreement to acquire N4 Systems Inc., the company behind Toronto-based Field ID, a provider of safety management software. Field ID will become a new, complementary offering in Master Lock’s Life Safety business.
Field ID’s software-as-a-service product offering gives customers around the world the ability to manage safety more efficiently and effectively with the use of mobile apps and the web. The Field ID solution will complement existing solutions offered by Master Lock’s Life Safety business, such as lockout/tagout locks and accessories for industrial safety.
"Field ID’s comprehensive system for digitizing safety management tasks and information is not only an excellent complement to Master Lock’s current Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) offering, but also provides an organization broader safety audit and compliance tools,"  said Franco Daino, VP/GM, Life Safety at Master Lock Company.  “With the acquisition of Field ID, we are well-positioned to execute against our vision of a successful Life Safety program and look forward to offering this solution to institutions and industrial companies around the world.”
Field ID will continue to operate independently from its Toronto headquarters but will leverage Master Lock’s sales and marketing capabilities.
“Modern safety management includes using the latest technology,” said Somen Mondal, vice-president of sales & marketing of Field ID. “With the popularity of mobile devices and acceptance of software-as-a-service, we’ve seen tremendous growth here at Field ID. Together with Master Lock, we expect exponential growth in the adoption of Field ID among safety professionals around the world. We are truly looking forward to working with them and providing our customers with an even better experience than they’ve come to know.”
Field ID is a provider of safety compliance and inspection management software for the web and mobile devices operating on Google Android, Apple iOS and Windows Mobile. The company’s easy-to-use, cloud-based inspection software has revolutionized the way organizations manage safety compliance and create safer workplaces. Field ID combines web-based and mobile technologies with the power of electronic identification (RFID and barcodes) to improve the efficiency, reliability and reporting of workplace safety management. Manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users worldwide use Field ID to inspect facilities and equipment, conduct job site audits, manage corrective and preventive actions, improve training/certifications management, and track assets such as cranes, slings and harnesses. For more information, please visit