Deter Theft and Unauthorized Transfer
Increasing security isn’t always something that comes to mind as a plausible use for asset tags, but it’s one of the biggest benefits. When high-value items, such as laptops, are clearly labeled with a durable bar code label or asset tag, thieves are less likely to swipe these items simply because they’re more likely to get caught. There are also asset tags specifically designed to provide evidence of tampering.
Coordinate Joint Use Across Multiple Departments
Assets that aren’t used daily are often shared across multiple departments. The education setting is a perfect example, as A/V equipment is frequently moved from room to room and shared among dozens of educators. Coordinating the use across multiple departments can get complicated, with overlaps and double-scheduling creating havoc in even the most organized settings. Asset tags allow you to streamline scheduling, ensuring that no asset is ever double-booked and making it possible to use a single asset more efficiently across an organization.
While you may have been aware of some of these uses, it’s always interesting to take a closer look at the various ways asset tags can be used within an organization. If you’re using asset tags and aren’t taking advantage of some of these uses, implementation is easy. And if you were on the fence about incorporating an asset tracking system, consider the multiple ways a single investment will continue to benefit your company over many years.