Asset tracking is a set of systems your business can use to manage what it owns. You’ll be able to view where assets are, usage statistics related to them, and other data, such as maintenance and financial information.
Using an asset register, you’ll be able to keep better track of what you own, the status of these assets, and, therefore, mitigate asset loss or a lack of accountability.
RFID asset tracking is a development of this. You’ll use RFID asset tags to manage your assets in a more automated and streamlined way.
What Are Asset Tags?
Asset tags are physical tags that you can stick onto your assets. Your asset register will have a list of unique assets on it. So, each piece of equipment will have its own unique profile where you’ll be able to add maintenance dates, bookings and check in check out information and financial data.
Then, when you use asset tags, you’ll be linking your physical assets to their digital counterparts. So, if you use QR code asset tags, the way this works is by allowing you to scan the asset’s tag which will then cause three actions:
- The asset’s profile will open within your asset tracking app
- The last seen location will open
- The user who scanned the tag will update
In practice, if you need to edit an asset’s information and you’re onsite, all you need to do is scan the asset’s tag and use the features in your asset tracking software.
What Is RFID Asset Tracking?
RFID asset tracking is the above, only using RFID asset tags. The difference, however, is that you get more automation and greater functionality.
So, while the fundamentals of asset tracking give you an audit trail of where your assets have been and the interactions they’ve gone through, RFID asset tracking expands on this.
For example, if you’re auditing assets in a location or moving assets to a different location, you can use RFID asset tracking to speed this along.
As RFID tags can be scanned without a line of sight, you will be able to scan assets from a distance. So, auditing assets in a location is much simpler as all you need to do is pull the trigger on your RFID scanner. The same is true for when you’re adding multiple assets to a new location, as itemit’s Quick Add feature speeds this process along.
More Benefits Of RFID Asset Management
The main benefit of RFID asset management is that tags can be scanned without a line of sight. Many of your assets may not be suitable for QR codes. For example, you won’t be able to track stage props or high-value paintings using QR codes as they must be visible.
Therefore, you’ll be able to track high-value assets using RFID asset tracking to better your operations and maintain the benefits of asset tracking in general.
If you’re looking for more automation, too, you’ll be able to use itemit’s award-winning off-the-shelf fixed RFID asset tracking functionality. With this you’ll be able to track asset locations with no manual input, as every time an asset moves from one location to another, this will update automatically in itemit.
To find out more about the benefits of itemit’s assets asset tracking software, you’ll be able to book a demo using the button below.
You can also contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an enquiry about RFID or fill in the form below to start your 14-day free trial.
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