Spike: Photo-based Measurements
For Building Construction Applications














Spike is a smart laser measurement solution for all trade and construction professionals. The Spike device, Spike mobile app, Spike Cloud and your smartphone or tablet work together to change the way measurements are taken and shared. Spike allows you to measure an object simply by taking a photo with your smartphone or tablet. From that photo you can capture real-time measurements, including height, width, area, and the distance between two points. Today, thousands of contractors rely on Spike every day to get their field work done more quickly, efficiently and safely.

Bringing Measurements Within Reach

Smartphone / Tablet Functionality


Spike brings new functionality
to your smartphone or tablet
and turns it into a powerful
measurement solution.
The Spike device, Spike mobile
app, Spike Cloud and your
smartphone or tablet work together.

Cut Costs


Replace expensive and complicated GPS
handheld devices with Spike and get more
of your staff into the field. All it takes is one
person to collect location and measurement
data for a project, allowing you to grow your
field data collection, inspection and
reporting capacity. End user confidence is
increased by using the photo documentation.

Save Time


Reduce your measurement time to minutes.
Photos and measurements are stored in
either the mobile app or Spike Cloud, and
can be remeasured at any time, eliminating
the need for return trips to the site.

Increase Revenue


Sales staff can take on more bids
because of the time savings and the
lack of dependency on additional
labor or equipment. Grow your
customer base by bidding faster and
accepting more complicated jobs.

Faster Estimates & Reports


By capturing real-time measurements
from a photo you can turn around
quotes and reports earlier, and
with photo verification.

Safer Field Operations


Capture measurements with Spike from a
safe location and distance. There is no need
to access the object in order to take
measurements. Simply stand at a safe
distance, aim the Spike laser at the object
you wish to measure, and take a photo from
your smartphone or tablet.

The Spike device pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Spike’s laser rangefinder
works jointly with your smartphone or tablet’s
camera, GPS, compass and connection to the Internet.

Photo Measure:
Real-time Measurements
From a Photo

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 height, width, area, length, and cutout area. Photos can be measured using the Spike mobile app or the Spike Cloud.

Measure the Distance
Between Two Points

Point-to-Point Measurements determines the distance between two objects. For example, to measure the distance between houses, the length of a fascia or the ground up to a soffit. Point-to-Point Measurements allow you to work quickly and capture hard-to-reach measurements from a safe location.

Export & Share
Captured Photos
& Measurements

Measurements are saved with the photo, and can be exported and shared in industry standard formats including a scaled and flattened JPG, PDF, Spike file (XML), KMZ or sharable URL with your team, customer or organization. Files can then be imported into design and CAD or estimation software platforms.

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Frontier Precision has a 30-year plus track record of helping you provide a measure of excellence. It all ladders back to our core philosophy of How You Measure Matters. It’s why each day, we seamlessly connect the physical and digital worlds through technology to improve how we all better interact with the earth in meaningful ways. Our tools and solutions make you more efficient, productive, and most importantly, profitable.


Frontier Precision knows that every measurement its customers take is important. It’s why Frontier Precision not only offers the latest, cutting-edge measurement tools, but also understand the continuing need for service and support — because How You Measure Matters encompasses the total customer experience.

Professional Services

From Geospatial Services to GIS Professional Services to Water Resources Data Acquisition Services, Frontier Precision delivers leading-edge measurement technology. We’ve been there, every centimeter of the way, as geospatial technology has evolved. No matter what your need for accurate measurement, we have the experience and expertise to create a customized solution for you.


Training & Events

We give you the proper training on the solutions we sell. Sign up for Professional Certified Training to get up and running quickly — all backed by the most experience in the industry. Whether onsite, online or in the classroom, we are helping make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’ s and tomorrow’s technology.


Frontier Precision provides world-class support from centers across a wide section of the western United States. Need support for any geospacial products, software or services?

Contact Frontier Precision at 800-359-3703.

About Frontier Precision

Frontier Precision’s measure of excellence can be traced back to 1988. Four years later, in 1991, Frontier Precision partnered with Trimble — a United States-based GPS equipment manufacturer at the time, and the rest is history. Since then, Frontier Precision has grown with Trimble to be one their largest and best geospatial distributors in the world.

We’ve been at the frontier of technology for three decades, continually offering customers new tools and solutions, all with our end goal in mind to help make our customers efficient, productive, and profitable with today’s and tomorrow’s technology. Frontier Precision is an employee-owned company — each of our team members is committed to your success.

Contact Frontier Precision


From our original office in Bismarck, North Dakota, we’ve grown our footprint thousands of miles in every direction.Today, you’ll also find us in South Dakota, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington — delivering the Frontier Precision difference to more people each day.