Where did it go?
What is the most cost effective way of keeping track of the location and condition of all the school’s moveable equipment?
Keeping track of everything from cameras, to musical instruments, from laptops to lenses, is difficult.
What is needed is a system in which there can be no question as to which item has been loaned by which teacher or student, and what its condition is.
It is a problem that is made doubly difficult if the school allows students to bring in their own equipment, instruments etc. Such a policy obviously reduces pressure on the school’s equipment, but it can lead to confusion.
One needs to deter theft and keep track of who has what, in order to keep all this equipment properly logged.
Before the advent of bar codes and computers it was necessary to manually enter serial numbers and to assign an asset number to each item - a process that was slow, cumbersome and liable to error.
However using Dantech's ID Mini Mark labels overcomes this problem. Each label can include a serial number and/or bar code thus making it possible to contain a lot of data in a small space.
These mini asset labels can therefore fit onto even small accessories.
Furthermore, because the data is engraved into the surface of the label they resist chemicals and cleaning materials. Should anybody attempt to remove the asset label, or switch the label onto some other equipment, the material will break into small pieces, thus announcing the fact that the label has been interfered with.
The school therefore has a detailed register which enables anyone to instantly view which equipment is available, the expected return date and the condition before and after it has been loaned.
Dantech Mini Mark labels can be provided with white text on black, or silver material with black text.
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Published on Wednesday 30th January 2013