All You Need To Know About GPS and Barcode Asset Tracking

All You Need To Know About GPS and Barcode Asset Tracking

GPS and barcode asset tracking will work hand in hand to ensure that you lose fewer assets. With an effective asset management system, you’ll be able to monitor what you own, where it is, how it’s behaving, and other related information.

GPS and barcodes allow you to automate your asset management operations. You’ll be able to speed up asset audits, automate edits to your fixed asset register, and track locations with minimal manual input.

GPS asset tracking

Barcode Asset Management

Barcode asset management works by allowing you to stick physical barcodes onto your assets. Whether these are QR code barcodes or standard ones, so long as they’re unique, you’ll be able to retrieve asset profiles and edit them with ease.

As you’ll be using an asset tracking app, the process is simple. All you need to do is create a unique, digital profile for your asset and link it to its physical counterpart using an asset tag.

Then, every time you scan the asset’s tag, the asset’s profile will open. Here you’ll be able to make use of a variety of features, from bookings and check in check out functionality to maintenance features.

GPS And Barcodes

Every time you scan an asset’s barcode, the last seen location will update too. Your asset tracking app will use your phone’s GPS data to do so. 

This way, you’ll be able to verify where your assets have been and construct an automatic audit trail. This is very helpful in diagnosing asset issues, for example.

As interacting with an asset’s profile uses this scanning functionality, if an issue is reported, you’ll be able to verify where the issue was reported and who reported it, as well as the time of the report.

This GPS functionality allows you to reduce asset downtime and optimise your existing auditing operations.

GPS Asset Tracking

As well as barcode asset management, you’ll also be able to automate your asset tracking using GPS trackers. GPS trackers ping your asset management system at periodic intervals.

This means that, for example, you will get an automated location update on the hour and can verify that your assets are exactly where they should be.

Combining GPS trackers with barcodes allows you to track asset locations whether your tools and equipment are on or off your sites. For example, you’ll be able to track your asset’s locations when your equipment is in transit using GPS trackers.

This further reduces theft and saves you money on petrol, as you’ll be able to use these location tracking features for more effective asset retrieval procedures.

Using itemit As Your Asset Tracking Software

itemit is unique as it allows you to combine multiple asset tracking technologies. This way, you’ll be able to track your assets using GPS trackers, RFID tags, QR codes, and barcodes.

Overall, using the effective systems within the software, you’ll be able to mitigate the risk of losing assets as much as possible. Then, you’ll be able to ensure that your assets are running smoothly using a variety of maintenance and monitoring features.

All of this comes together in your automated, customisable, exportable, and effective fixed asset register. Every edit and every detail will be visible here, ready for your accounting, insurance, or tax teams.

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