What Schools can do to help Protect their Assets

Every “lost” item of equipment that is claimed for on the school insurance is likely to have financial implications to that school. This article looks at what steps can be taken to protect assets in school and reduce the financial implications that occur when trying to replace lost or stolen assets.article image 8th Nov

Many schools nowadays simply do not evaluate or even include the cost of the time and money it takes for replacing items that have been lost or stolen into the calculations. If they did then they would have seen the cost in the disruption to lessons, searching for lost items etc and the worth in having a system to protect their assets. For many schools not having this system means that they often find themselves with a short fall in their funding when they have to replace assets that have been lost or stolen.

All that is needed for most people is a labelling system that clearly states the property of the school, and which can be used on such small equipment. This can be difficult but Dantech have several labels which match these needs. Indeed, this is the thinking behind the ID Mini Mark Labels which are suitable for exactly the type of equipment that is most likely to go missing. These include items from laptops to microphones, tablets to earphones and cables to cameras.  All can be labelled with asset labels from Dantech.

Each label produced by Dantech can include a serial number which makes it possible to include a lot of data in a small space. The labels themselves are also tamper proof and should anybody attempt to remove the asset label or switch the label onto some other equipment, the material will break into small pieces showing that the label has been tampered with. In addition, as the information is engraved into the surface of the label it cannot be removed with chemicals and cleaning materials, protecting the label and the item further.

The Mini Mark labels from Dantech can be produced with white text on a black material or with black text on a white surface. You can find out more information about our Mini Mark labels and our other labels on our website – www.idassetlabels.co.uk.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01354 688 488 today or email us at sales@dantech.co.uk for free and unbiased help and advice. 

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Industrial Codes for Asset Labels and Metal Plates

Industrial LabelsIn industry correct labelling is critical in both production and maintenance to ensure safety and that the correct spares and tools are available for maintenance. Mark and read application are used for product identification and traceability especially in safety critical industries such as aerospace, medical and automotive.

Thus coding, marking and labelling have become an essential component of modern production technology where tracking a component and all the processes it has gone through from manufacturing, assembly right through to end-user requirements has become widespread throughout the supply chain.

In the medical sector instruments must be traceable and software provides computerised tracking of individual surgical instruments by using data matrix asset labels with codes applied to the instruments – safe enough to go through an Autoclave.

Asset labels with special strong adhesive can be printed on a variety of materials such as vinyl or polyester as well as aluminium foil and usually include a barcode to help tracking the component.

More recently introduced the 2D DataMatrix codes can contain 40-50 digits within a small square and are therefore ideal for complex data such as codes for dates, serial numbers, stock units, text based information, etc.

The sheer variety in coding types and asset label materials warrants expert advice and Dantech, as a market leader in asset marking and labelling for industrial and harsh environments, can provide expert help and advice visit http://www.idassetlabels.co.uk of call Dantech on 01354 688 488 for free and unbiased help and advice.