The tools used in the ECPE machine shop often go missing because they do not get returned to the toolbox or kept in the wrong place. Due to this, the department has to constantly buy new tools and students waste a lot of time looking for tools. To remedy this problem, our group has created a system called the Automated Tool Monitoring System to secure and track down the tools borrowed by students. The system will allow access to the toolbox by the swipe of a student, staff or faculty member's ID card. Once opened, the system will keep video records of tools removed and returned. In addition to the video records, a vision detection system is used to keep a track of the number of tools in the tool chest after every transaction. The system will also interface with the lock system of the existing toolbox.