Asset Tag Labels

  Customizing your asset tags  
  Asset tags have a few common ingredients: a barcode, a number, the name of your organization, and occasionally the item’s serial number or barcode number written out. While important, these few bits of information don’t exploit asset tags’ full potential – either as branding tools or for security.

Since asset tag labels can hold QR codes, the types of information they can accommodate are almost limitless. They can carry contact information - imagine being able to put your name, address and telephone number on a tag so anyone who finds your laptop will know exactly who it belongs to. They can carry calendar information, so anyone who scans an item can be notified that it’ll need maintenance on a certain date.

QR codes can carry websites, so any time someone checks out a weapon from a police armory, their information can be recorded and stored off-site in a secure, off-site location where it can’t be changed or erased. We recommend visitingQR Code Generator to help explore the potential of two-dimensional asset tagging – you might find applications that you wouldn’t have dreamt of otherwise, like being able to encode a Facebook “like” into your labels!

Asset tag labels can include branding, too – and branding can be as important as the tag’s barcode, since anyone who sees a company’s name and logo will recognize it as a valuable good that’s being monitored and tracked, deterring thieves from snatching your assets before the crime is even committed.

Besides deterrence, though, it’s always a good idea to put your company’s name and image wherever you can when the public might see it. You can brand an asset tag label with your marque and plant it on items you rent or lend – from books to audiovisual equipment to tables, chairs and party supplies.

Here are just a few uses for customized asset tags:

  • Include the name and address of the owner so lost items can be returned with zero detective work.
  • Color-coding systems can make it easy to distinguish between similar-looking items and even designate ownership or departmental responsibility.

  • QR codes can automatically record information about the item on a website when scanned. You can even put different statuses on two or more different asset labels, allowing users to quickly send information about (for example) the state of repair of a tricky asset to a database from anywhere with cell phone reception – perfect for adventures in the wild!

Custom Asset Tags

Even instantly recognizable brands like the Girl Scouts can get a boost from customization – plus, this duffel bag is a lot more likely to get back to its owner!
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