Asset Tags For Every Project
Durable, Cost Effective ID Barcode Labels
Our asset tags are designed for durability and clarity for all your asset tracking needs. Choose the style and type of label construction that best fits your project and environment. Customize your tags with the information you need including text, logos, sequential numbers and barcodes.
What are asset tags?
Asset Tags are identification labels that can be attached to both movable and fixed assets. They are designed to last for the entire life of the item so the asset can be identified and its availability, usage, or life span can be easily tracked.
Asset tags come in a variety of constructions (paper, metal, polymer) sizes, and designs to fit the application. Different adhesives, branding elements, and materials are used to create custom asset tags for specific projects. View all our metal asset tag options here.
What Industries Use Asset Tags?
Asset tags and asset labels enable organizations in a variety of industries to track and monitor their assets. Below are a few of the industries in which asset tags are commonly used as part of their asset management initiatives.
- Equipment Rental: Business that loan out equipment or deal with highly mobile assets are reliant on id labels to ensure their property gets returned and inventoried properly.
- Medical: In hospitals, clinics, dentists, physical therapists, and other healthcare settings, asset tags are used to inventory diagnostic and scientific equipment.
- Education: From audio-visual equipment to laptops and tablets, schools and colleges have a variety of assets that can be tracked and monitored with asset tags.
- Government: Government agencies rely on asset tags to track, inventory, and monitor all fixed and moveable assets, ranging from vehicles to office equipment.
- Logistics & Warehousing: The warehouse industry relies on returnable containers, reusable pallets, and other valuable equipment and machinery to move goods from location to location. Pallet tags or inventory tags help streamline workflows and provide better inventory control.
- Military & Defense: The defense industry has very specific guidelines ( UID Labels and Tags for MIL-STD-130) and other regulations concerning the identification of military and defense assets.
- Energy / Oil &Gas: Asset tags are valuable tools for automating the work of field technicians, in addition to reducing compliance risk by reducing errors.
- Utilities: Electric and gas companies benefit from specially constructed asset tags capable of withstanding the harsh outdoor elements and not fading under UV exposure.
- Telecommunications & Entertainment: Telecommunications and entertainment companies, serve a broad range of applications. Cable labels and asset tags enable telecom and communication companies to effectively identify assets, manage ongoing repair and maintenance, and streamline services and experience delivery to consumers.
- Manufacturing: Manufacturing environments rely on heavy-duty equipment and machinery that requires ongoing maintenance and repairs. The manufacturing industry requires asset tags that withstand the harsh environments including temperature, caustics, and wear that exist within the manufacturing field.
What Are Asset Tags Used For?
Asset tags are used in a variety of different applications but generally fall into five different categories.
- Physical Item / Equipment Tracking
- Theft / Loss Prevention
- Item Reclamation / Discovery
- Reports & Records
- Brand Awareness / Customer Service
Where is the Best Place to Put an Asset Tag?
Placement of an asset tag to a certain degree is a matter of preference however there are some practices for label placement that tend to work better than others. Here is a shortlist of where most organizations place their asset and inventory labels.
Computers, Laptops and Other Similar Equipment
- Monitors, place one tag at the back where it can be easily accessed and scanned with a handheld scanner.
- For CPUs, in the front, on the top part of the casing, or in the back. For laptops and tablets, you can attach your inventory and asset tags on the underside of the device.
Furniture & Furnishings
- For cabinets, bookcases, and other similar furnishings, place your tags on the upper right corner of the topmost part of these items.
- For seats such as office chairs, sofas, and the like, tags are often placed behind the backrest, either in the middle or to the upper right side.
- Tables, desks, workbenches, and other furnishings that have the same functionality as these, should carry these asset tags on the top part of the right leg, or near the top of the right corner.
Kitchen Appliances & Small Office Equipment
- The usual location is the top right corner of these items. For bigger office equipment and kitchen appliances like large copiers and refrigerators, asset tags can be placed on the top right corner.