Today most things are portable. Not desks and whiteboards, of course, but laptops, cameras, musical instruments, lenses…
What is needed is a system in which there can be no question as to where anything is. Whether an item has been loaned to a colleague or a pupil, you still need to know where it is and when it should be returned.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that some children may from time to time bring their own items to schools – especially musical instruments. This obviously reduces pressure on the school’s equipment, but it can lead to confusion.
In short, all this equipment needs to be properly logged – but ideally not by manually entering serial numbers.
The solution comes through the use of Dantech’s ID Mini Mark labels which allow the school to identify and track each item. 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.
Use of these labels enables the school to maintain 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. There is more information on our website at www.idmark.com/asset-labels/minimark-asset-labels.html
Alternatively call us on 01354 688488 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.