Asset Barcode Tags
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To protect your organization's assets, you want a durable tag that won't chip, become illegible or fall off after a few months. A good asset tag makes your inventory and auditing system painless - and keeps your things where they belong.

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Why Barcode Asset Tracking?

There are different kinds of tracking tags: number tags, RFID tags (which can be scanned by special radio devices), and barcode tags (2D, QR, 128, 39 and others). For most everyday asset tracking applications, barcodes work best, for a number of reasons.
  • Barcodes can be tracked automatically, but numbers usually involve laborious data entry. If you have a choice between recording a number in a ledger or scanning barcodes and automatically sending that data to asset tracking software that knows exactly what to do with it, which do you think is more convenient? Barcodes save time and effort.
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This tag uses numbers and barcode both – and the URL at the bottom could be useful if the item is ever found by a good Samaritan!
  • RFID tags are the small, flat, square tags that some retailers use for security reasons. Even though many RFID tags can be passively scanned at once and RFID allows for more individualized data than barcodes, the technology to take advantage of RFID’s strengths is still expensive, requires expertise to implement, and is impractical for most businesses. RFID is still in development, and there are many concerns still unaddressed. Tags are easily hacked and are made to be passively scanned, so how will companies deal with privacy concerns? Radio doesn’t travel well through metal, and signal degradation is another problem as a result, meaning RFID can be weak when used with laptops - exactly the kind of product most likely to need tracking.
  • Once a system is in place, it can prove time-consuming and costly to backtrack. Good asset tracking takes future needs into account, and since even smartphones have the capacity to scan barcodes, there’s plenty of reason to believe that the many flavors of barcode are the future. If you use a numbering system at first and your nonprofit or company grows enough to need more efficient processing, it can prove expensive to reoutfit your entire operation.
  • Different kinds of barcodes can suit any need. QR codes can encode URLs or whole sentences in relatively compact spaces; 39 and 128 alphanumeric bar codes can record tracking numbers and UPC codes; and small, square 2D codes are both compact and robust – like QR, they can be scanned even when the label is damaged.
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