Everything listed under: 1-Tool & Equipment Asset Tracking

  • Top 20 Tools Most Contractors Wish They Had

    Everyone knows the most common tools contractors use every day, but there are also some more unusual tools that can save a considerable amount of time and money if you have them to hand in the right time at the right place. Here's a guide to some of those less obvious tools that can really save the day. So take your game to the next level by investing in this equipment for your business.1.   Read More...

  • Tracking and Managing Industrial Equipment on Your Smartphone

    Theft of industrial or construction site equipment is a growing concern. Heavy equipment theft is, in fact, a thriving crime given the value and huge windows of opportunity at sprawling industrial locations or construction sites.In the United States, the total value of industrial equipment stolen or missing is estimated to be between $300 million and $1 billion. Accurate estimates are difficult to obtain given lack of data, but any number in this range is enough to harm the bottom lines of the b...  Read More...

  • Don’t Get Soaked. Track Your Marine Equipment with Waterproof QR Codes

    QR codes or quick response codes is a popular system for asset management. For those of you who need a bit more insight, QR codes are those black and white matrix codes you scan using your mobiles. QR codes have a broad range of applications and often are used in online wallets, on bottles of wine, luggage tags, and so on.QR codes are a great system for asset management and are used in a broad range of industries.   Read More...

  • Excavation Companies Track Robot Equipment Using Metal QR Code Tags

    Heavy duty industries employ a wide variety of tools and equipment that only require routine update and maintenance but are also extremely expensive. Such high valued equipment is often liable to theft and untimely malfunctioning. Companies, especially excavation and earth moving businesses invest a lot of time and capital in the procurement of these tools.   Read More...

  • Manage Your Aerospace Equipment Using Metal QR Codes and an App

    Aircraft require timely maintenance and replacement of parts for their smooth operations. The aerospace industry is one the most critical and high-cost industry where both the availability and performance of tools can make a difference between life and death.Under such conditions, it becomes incredibly important to utilize robust parts and equipment tracking features in the aerospace industry. The schedules and timelines of aerospace industry are tighter than usual due to such intense rise in ai...  Read More...

  • Learn How To Track Kitchen Exhaust Services Using QR Codes

    Kitchen exhaust services and contractors accommodate a variety of activities such as proper cleaning and repair of exhausts and ducts, cleaning of grease and other deposits from the ceiling and windows, fixing of broken parts and hinges and identifying potential sources of fire and hazard among others.Both professional restaurants and domestic facilities with large kitchen spaces employ professional exhaust services. The cleanup and maintenance usually requires an entire day and needs to be sche...  Read More...

  • Manage Industrial Hoses Using Cloud-Software and Smartphones

    Most industries have strict standards on their execution time and quality. In order to maintain process efficiency, companies need to ensure that their employees have the right tools at the right time and that they are in perfect condition. Businesses also spend a lot of capital in acquiring assets like office equipment, manufacturing machines and tools, computer and network equipment, transport resources and documentation among others.   Read More...

  • Schedule Equipment Certifications and Inspections using GoCodes and QR codes

    Importance of routine equipment inspection and certificationManufacturing industries, businesses, offices and retail facilities use a variety of assets and equipment. They can be specialized tools and heavy-duty equipment or office assets like chairs and computers. Businesses invest a significant amount of capital in acquiring such operational hardware.   Read More...

  • Comparing Toolhound vs. GoCodes vs. Toolhawk for Tracking Equipment and Tools

    An overview of asset tracking and equipment management.Routine tracking of equipment is important for maintaining process efficiency and preserving resources. Companies spend a lot of capital in acquiring equipment and assets and as such must maintain them accordingly. Knowing the current status of the asset and who is using it can have multiple benefits.   Read More...

  • Comparing BarCloud vs. GoCodes vs. GigaTrak for Asset Tracking

    An overview of modern asset tracking systemsMost modern companies whether they are big or small possess physical assets that need to be tracked, managed and monitored. From printers, laptops, screens to trucks and vehicles, every piece of equipment or hardware that the company has invested in needs to be monitored. About ten years ago, asset tracking was mainly conducted using spreadsheets and manual methods.   Read More...

  • Automate Equipment Handover in Your Warehouse Using a Smartphone

    An overview of smart equipment handoverAutomating equipment handover and asset management is slowly becoming a widespread practice across multiple industries. Managing project handovers in a smooth and efficient manner is necessary for ensuring timeliness, safety, and quality of service. Material movement in warehouses needs to be monitored and recorded.   Read More...

  • Freshen Up Your Water Purification Equipment Tracking Using QR Codes and an App

    Importance of equipment tracking systemsWithout implementing a robust asset management and tracking system companies stand to lose not only time but money and resources. Be it physical assets on the field, office equipment, tools or software, asset tracking reduces your costs of administration, improves customer service and streamlines working processes. Before the dawn of modern technologies like cloud database, QR codes and smartphone apps, asset tracking and management was a rigorous, labor-i...  Read More...

  • 5 Tips for Creating an Effective Tool Crib for Tool Crib Administrators

    “The right tool for the right job in the right way makes all the difference” according to a famous adage. To be able to use the appropriate tool, it is critical that it should be found quickly and efficiently. Whether an auto racing business or manufacturing, every business depends on being able to procure, maintain tracking, and use the tools efficiently.While businesses depend on an array of tools to carry out day to day crucial tasks, organizing them on a constant basis so that ea...  Read More...

  • Asset Lifecycle Management – When To Repair, Replace Or Retire Assets

    Assets are a critical part of every business and managing them efficiently is necessary for the bottom line. Life-cycle management of assets is important to know what stage the assets are at. Assets have multiple stages in their life-cycle that can include “on order” which means the asset will be shortly available for use, “In Stock” where the asset is available, asset under repair, asset that is being replaced and a retired or disposed asset which is no longer in use.Making the right decisions ...  Read More...

  • Tracking Heavy Equipment and Fleet Using GoCodes Real-Time GPS Tracker

    Projects that involve use of heavy equipment including constructions are high value and in 2016 involved an expenditure of $305 billion expenditure in the U.S. Industries that use heavy equipment or fleet of vehicles can range from construction industry that builds railways, dams, roads and buildings to geological surveying and fracking. The construction industry alone accounts for more than 4% of total GDP in the U.S.Such industries need to maintain their assets including heavy equipment and fl...  Read More...

  • If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It – What Is An Equipment Maintenance Log And Why Is It Important?

    Equipment are the critical part of every business or industry. While many believe in the often quoted “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” the importance of regular maintenance cannot be stressed enough. Whether in construction, healthcare or other domains, a considerable amount is usually invested in equipment and lack of upkeep can affect the bottom line.Why invest in equipment maintenance?As with everything else, an ounce of prevention is better than tons of cure when it comes to equipment maint...  Read More...

  • How to Get Started with Asset Management in 2018

    The year 2018 is seen as a good time to build up savings, reduce debts, and optimize earnings! Most industries, including construction, healthcare, social assistance, and personal care are expected to witness fast growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more jobs being created and dynamic policies to boost financial growth, businesses will need to focus intensely on their financial well-being.Businesses will need to acquire skills in new technology implementation, logisti...  Read More...

  • Plan Your Infrastructure Maintenance & Repair Tasks Using QR Codes

    More than four million miles of public roads crisscross the U.S. and more than three trillion miles were driven on these in 2016! More than six hundred thousand bridges made of steel, concrete and other materials support transportation across the country.   Read More...

  • Track Your Civil Engineering Project Heavy Equipment Using QR Code Tags

    Civil engineering projects in the U.S. resulted in $305 billion expenditure in 2016. Involving large scale construction of dams, buildings, facilities such as railroads, airports, harbors, laying of pipelines and sewage systems.   Read More...

  • Automate Building Maintenance Tasks Using QR Codes and Cloud-Based Software

    Building maintenance requires the technician to be a jack and the master of all trades! Maintenance can include painting the lobby, fixing a faucet or a garbage disposer in a residential building. In a commercial set up, building maintenance can be more complex involving replacement of a worn machinery component or installing new ventilation outlets.   Read More...

  • Track Your Power Equipment Assets Using QR Codes and an App

    Power equipment assets can be complex and exhaustive to manage. Appropriate maintenance and monitoring schedules are a must for keeping the power and electrical equipment in top working order. The consequences of missing equipment and damaged or corroded power equipment can be devastating.Maintaining power and electrical equipment including cables, circuits, wires, meters, transformers, and switchboards with manual inventory system is time-consuming.   Read More...

  • Losing Equipment Sucks! Carpet Cleaners Track Your Tools Using QR Codes and Your Smartphone

    Professional carpet cleaners need to stock and manage a long list of inventory. Although carpet cleaning looks like a simple task, the kind of equipment needed are quite complex. A wide range of chemicals are used by carpet cleaners including deodorizers, detergents, sprays, stain removals, sanitizers, spots remover and upholstery care.   Read More...

  • Mining Companies Dig the Next Generation of Asset Tracking Solutions

    Mining companies have to face many challenges in terms of fluctuating mineral prices and high operational costs. Concerns such as competition from recycled products and stricter environmental regulations are other concerns that the mining companies need to deal with.Smart mining companies who focus on ways to cut down operational costs and improve their efficiency are the ones that will thrive in these challenging times.Why is asset tracking important for mining companies?Given the fluctuations ...  Read More...

  • Record Emergency Equipment Safety Checks Using Applications, Barcodes and Cloud Software

    Public health and safety are dependent on quick and efficient emergency response systems. Rescue, fire services, police and medical response teams need to have an organized system for emergency response. Emergency equipment are the key focus areas during emergencies that make all the difference between life and death.   Read More...

  • How To Prepare and Execute a Year End Inventory Check

    A year end inventory check is a hassle for some people but with a little knowledge and planning along with inventory management software, it is easier to get done faster and with more accurate results. Here are some helpful ideas on making it work out easier for everyone.Find Your Current StatusFigure out what you think is your current inventory status, such as what you believe to be in stock, so you can easily compare it to what the accurate count is after inventory is done.Get ReadyPreparing f...  Read More...

  • Five Best Practices for Annual Equipment Inspections

    Equipment inspections involve multiple processes and can be a time-consuming task to perform every year. Regular annual inspections are critical to the core of any business and have far reaching consequences on both short term and long-term growth of the company.Why Carry Out Annual Inspections?Annual inspections enable detection of minor wear and tear or any other defects that can lead to operational failures. Early detection makes it possible for early remedial and preventive action.   Read More...

  • Studios Shoot Down Equipment Loss with QR Codes And Cloud Software

    Studios are places where careers in the limelight are made! Studios involve an exhaustive list of expensive and high-end equipment. Managing all this state of the art equipment is challenging while keeping track of profits.Some of the high-end equipment can involveCamerasContinuous lighting equipmentBackground materials and propsFlash lightsLight tent kitsStands and boomsDiffusers and light reflectorsCablesApart from the usual office equipment such as desks, tables, computers, chairs, studios al...  Read More...

  • Charge Up Your Generator Rental Business With Asset Tracking

    Running a generator rental business involves managing a range of generator equipment, asset tracking, providing efficient customer service, carrying out weekly and monthly audits and much more. The focus is both on increasing profit margins while building the reputation as the most reliable generator rental company.With so much competition around, you would need to focus on how to make your business stand out from the rest. What will really give you the edge in your generator rental business is ...  Read More...

  • Keep in Tune with Your Rental Instruments Using QR Barcodes and Smartphones

    When you have an instrument rental business, how well you balance the profits depends on intelligent asset tracking. Manual inventory tracking or finding out which person has rented a particular instrument involves a lot of time and effort and gives room for a lot of errors. In the business world, time is money and errors can be costly!   Read More...

  • Full Steam Ahead! Track Your Marine Assets Using a Smartphone

    Having business in the marine industry is a top dollar industry. From equipment and inventory to shipping and customer service - everything has to be known right to the smallest detail, including where things are. There are plenty of reasons to track your marine assets and inventory.   Read More...

  • Lift Your Crane Rental Profits with Asset Tracking

    With the boom in new construction, equipment rental business concomitantly has grown as well. In the U.K., the construction equipment rental annual growth rate is at 3.7% with an annual revenue of £6bn. Construction industry registered impressive growth in the U.S.   Read More...

  • Pipeline Companies Unearth the Benefits of Fixed Asset Management

    Pipelines are the lifelines of energy and are the foundations on which a majority of our tasks are built on. Gasoline makes travel possible be it flight, car or train. The pipelines also fuel the trucks that help groceries and supermarkets receive and store what we need.   Read More...

  • Easily Streamline Equipment Rentals Using Your Smartphone and QR Codes

    When it comes to equipment rentals, it can be a real hassle to keep up with paperwork that includes the type of item rented, who rented it, when it was rented, and so forth. What if there was a way to easy streamline equipment rentals using two things - your smartphone and QR codes?The Benefits are ManyThere are so many benefits to using QR codes for equipment rentals - some you may not have even considered but are integral to making your life easier.Inventory ManagementThe most important aspect...  Read More...

  • Easily Locate and Track Mobile Storage Units with Cloud-Software and QR Codes

    If you own and rent mobile storage units then you know how important it is to keep up with your inventory. Gone are the days where you have to log mobile storage units by hand and then try to keep up with where they are located. Not only is the old way potentially costly due to loss or theft but it is time consuming and rudimentary in execution.   Read More...

  • Check Out the Latest Generation of Mobile Rental Management Solutions

    If you rent out assets, components or products, you may want to keep tabs on their location and manage repair and maintenance related tasks on them more efficiently. Mobile technology has simplified rental management, allowing companies to track the movement as well as activities of out-of-the-office assets in real-time. Smartphones and QR codes are all you need for real-time, on-demand information on assets and hassle-free management.Top challenges face by equipment rental companiesTracking ava...  Read More...

  • Help Save the Planet and Your Wallet by Using QR Codes for Equipment Tracking

    Imagine how much unnecessary paperwork is used in equipment inventory and tracking. While we would like to think that the paperwork will eventually be recycled, that is not always the case. In fact, people get busy or complacent and it just doesn't happen even with the very best in intentions.   Read More...

  • Take a Load Off of Your Dumpster Rental Company With Asset Tracking

    Running a dumpster rental company means keeping up with your inventory because it is the lifeblood of your business. Whether you rent dumpsters by the month or daily - you need a way of keeping up with them that is easy to use, works in real time, and makes it easy to check in and check out. With cloud-based asset tracking software and QR codes, you are able to know where each and every dumpster is located, at any given time.The unique problem that dumpster rental companies face is that not ever...  Read More...

  • Don't Get Soaked! Automate Your Water Delivery Process with QR Codes and Cloud Based Software

    When hand-delivering bottled water to a number of addresses each day throughout the city, ensuring that every customer receives their supply at their preferred time is paramount. Sticking to the water delivery schedule is a fundamental aspect of good customer service. Efficient, correctly timed delivery runs can go a long time in delivering the convenience that customers seek.Track each of your water coolers using QR codesQR codes for each individual water cooler/bottle allow rigorous traceabili...  Read More...

  • Shatter Your Assumptions about Asset Tracking for Glass and Window Installers

    Construction contractors and other such service providers in the construction business tend to hold a special sense of dread for their glass installation equipment. Of course, there’s a valid reason for that worry: glass installation equipment keeps getting lost. This holds true for both commercial construction and residential projects.   Read More...

  • Drive Down Fleet Management Costs by Tracking Vehicles Using Smartphones

    Fleet management focuses on making changes that lower costs and boost efficiency. It is a sum of many parts: extending vehicle life, optimizing fuel consumption and minimizing downtime. In particular, fleet managers have been exploring technologies to address issues with downtime and drive better productivity.   Read More...

  • Check-out Equipment Rentals Using Your Smartphone and QR Codes

    When it comes to equipment rentals, it can be a real hassle to keep up with paperwork that includes the type of item rented, who rented it, when it was rented, and so forth. What if there was a way to easy streamline equipment rentals using two things - your smartphone and QR codes?The Benefits are ManyThere are so many benefits to using QR codes for equipment rentals - some you may not have even considered but are integral to making your life easier.Inventory ManagementThe most important aspect...  Read More...

  • How Builders Lay the Foundations for Successful Tool Tracking Using Barcodes

    One of the most important aspects of construction is the tools used to complete the job. Builders and contractors have to know where their tools are at all times for a number of reasons - mainly, the cost if the tools are misplaced and the downtime to find a tool that is needed. Fortunately, there is a solution to track tools easily with asset tracking software from GoCodes.In the past, contractors and builders relied on spreadsheets or a log sheet to keep up with equipment and tools.   Read More...

  • Beekeepers Are Buzzing About Asset Tracking

    A recent theft in California of almost $1 million worth of bees, which some are calling the biggest bee theft in history, is the culmination of a recent explosion in bee theft activity. And it makes sense! After all, the market for stolen bees is a booming.   Read More...

  • Get wired with the latest tools for automating electrical inspections and maintenance

    Notepads and Spreadsheets lead to ErrorsMany smaller electrical contracting companies continue to use paper notes, reports and spreadsheets to track periodic inspections and maintenance checks. They continue to believe that sophisticated software solutions are costly, hard to implement and require time consuming training for staff. In the past that was true, but now solutions like GoCodes provide a cost-effective way to automate these mission critical tasks.Human error and poor documentation dri...  Read More...

  • How to Stop your Tools and Equipment from Ending up on Craigslist, Ebay, and at Pawn Shops

    As a business owner, you must protect the valuable tools and equipment you use every day against theft. It is far too easy for employees or even customers to walk away with items such as electronics or hand tools, and then sell them for easy cash online or in pawn shops. An asset tracking system is one of the best ways to ensure your items do not end up for sale on Craigslist, Ebay, or in pawn shops.How Does it Work?An asset tracking system utilizes technology to help business owners track physi...  Read More...

  • Lock-Up Law Enforcement Equipment Audits Using an App

    Whether you work in the law enforcement field or you’re an equipment supplier, the number of tools and equipment necessary to protect and serve is surprising. Because law enforcement relies primarily on tax dollars, equipment audits are frequent – and they can be quite frustrating, too. Fortunately, using a simple app that allows you to store and retrieve information using QR codes makes things easier.   Read More...

  • You’ve Got the Power! Track Renewable Energy Equipment Using QR Codes

    Renewable energy is important to the future of the planet. After all, fossil fuels are finite, and they won’t last forever. If you’re a provider of renewable energy equipment such as solar panels and wind turbines, or if you use that equipment yourself, you know that your investment is worth a pretty penny.   Read More...

  • The Dish on Asset Tracking for Catering Companies

    Catering companies rely on returnable and reusable assets to keep their businesses running. After all, with the thousands of pounds of food they deliver, they need containers, utensils, and more – and these can be quite expensive to replace. Fortunately, it’s possible to use a variety of asset tracking technologies to prevent loss and improve your bottom line.Keep Better InventoryCatering companies rely on a solid inventory of food and equipment.   Read More...

  • Coordinate and Track Equipment Maintenance and Inspections Using an App

    Regardless of the industry, chances are good that you rely on some sort of equipment to do your job. Maintaining and inspecting that equipment is vital to your success; after all, you can’t perform a service with equipment that doesn’t work as it should. These days, a simple smartphone app can help you coordinate and keep track of equipment maintenance and make your job a lot simpler.Coordination at its Best If you are responsible for a fleet of vans that all carry construction ...  Read More...

  • Pest Control Companies Exterminate Lost Tools Using QR Codes and Apps

    QR codes and smartphone apps can help pest control companies save thousands of dollars each year, and that’s especially true if they’re combined with GPS tracking. Here are some of the ways in which this asset tracking system can benefit your pest control business and save you money.Track Timely Service CallsWhen you install QR codes with GPS tracking onto your various pest control equipment, you can check the location of that equipment in real time, and there’s a lot you can do with that inform...  Read More...

  • Get Fired Up by Tracking Your Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Using QR Codes

    When you’re responsible for supplying and maintaining dozens of fire extinguishers, you likely know that the processes behind keeping them maintained can be arduous. Fortunately, QR codes can make this maintenance far simpler, which frees up more of your time to focus on other important matters.Current MethodsThe fire extinguishers in apartment buildings and places of employment must be inspected regularly to ensure they’re in proper working condition. Failing to have those extinguishers inspect...  Read More...

  • Start 2017 Off Right by Labeling Your Tools with QR Codes

    QR codes make excellent asset tags for your tools and equipment for a variety of reasons. They offer the ability to store more information than a traditional barcode, and because most smartphones can read those codes, it’s cheaper than purchasing or even renting barcode readers. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider labeling your tools with QR codes this year.Replace Fewer AssetsMany businesses across dozens of industries rely on tools to provide products and services to con...  Read More...

  • Organic Farmers Grow Their Businesses and Increase Efficiency with Asset Tracking

    Whether you raise organic vegetables or organic grass-fed beef, being able to meticulously track your assets can save you time and money – and a lot of it. Here are some of the reasons why asset tracking, including inventory management and GPS tracking, can benefit farmers.#1 – Equipment Theft Is a Problem Equipment theft is a huge problem in both construction and agriculture, particularly among those businesses that employ seasonal employees for planting or harvesting. In fact, the Nationa...  Read More...

  • Vets Track Equipment to Provide “Purrfect” Customer Service

    Running a veterinary office is about much more than simply scheduling appointments and seeing patients. It’s also about keeping enough equipment and inventory on hand to provide the best possible care. Fortunately, when it comes to providing such care, there is some technology that can make things simpler.Things You Should TrackBeing successful as a veterinarian is about providing great quality care to your patients and their owners.   Read More...

  • Roll Out the Barrel: Brewers Use Smartphones and QR Codes for Tracking

    Just about everyone enjoys a nice, cold beer from time to time, but few people actually put much thought into the amount of time and effort it takes to get that brew just right. Fortunately, many brewers across the country have discovered just how helpful smartphones and QR codes can be.Perfect Brews Every Time The thing about QR codes is that they can store far more information than a traditional barcode, which makes them ideal for keeping track of just about anything and everything. Want ...  Read More...

  • Carpenters Learn to Carve Out a Place for Asset Tracking

    Carpentry is one of the most rewarding career choices out there. Each and every day, a carpenter gets to craft everything from an entire home to a piece of furniture that someone will enjoy for generations. However, carpentry requires tools of the trade, and being able to keep track of those assets can make things run far more smoothly.   Read More...

  • Painting Companies Brush Up on Their Asset Tracking Using QR Codes

    Running a painting company is about much more than stocking quality paint and the right brushes for the job. In today’s day and age, these companies use machinery that is quite costly, requires maintenance, and depreciates in value over time. Keeping track of that equipment can become quite tedious, but many painting companies are discovering just how easy it can be with QR codes.What Kind of Assets Do You Have?To truly understand just how beneficial QR codes and asset tracking can be to a...  Read More...

  • Landscapers Plant the Seeds of Success by Using QR Codes to Manage Assets

    Landscaping is a very rewarding industry. After all, there is certainly no shortage of individuals and companies in need of perfectly manicured lawns, gardens, and home or office exteriors. However, being able to provide these services to clients requires plenty of assets and equipment, and these certainly aren’t free.   Read More...

  • How Building Mechanical Contractors Keep Their Cool (and Their Tools) with Asset Tracking

    As a building mechanical contractor, you already know that people depend on the services you provide to enjoy energy-efficient homes, offices, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, schools, hospitals, and more. Your tools allow you to do your job, so without them, people don’t get the things they need. Fortunately, asset tracking is a great way to help you keep your cool – and your tools – saving you plenty of money and frustration along the way.Tool Management Made Simpler Have you ever wo...  Read More...

  • Shocked at How Many Tools You Lose? Be a Bright Spark and Track Your Electrical Equipment with an App

    Losing your tools is never fun. Not only does it put you in quite the predicament when it comes time to fix something for a client, but it also costs you a significant amount of money. After all, electrical tools and equipment aren’t cheap.   Read More...

  • Beep/Vibrate – Now You Can Quickly Check Items In and Out Using Your Smartphone

    Once upon a time, if a company wanted a way to check items in and out digitally, they had to purchase expensive packages consisting of barcode labels and scanners. These are quite clunky and often don’t work as they should, and they require extra pieces of equipment in your office. These days, though, if you run a business in which checking items in and out is important, your smartphone can do the job.Track Your Equipment and Items with QR CodesWhether you run a large construction company that r...  Read More...

  • Driving Efficiency through Better Tracking of Vehicles and Heavy Equipment

    Managing a fleet of vehicles is never an easy job, and keeping track of heavy equipment can also be quite the challenge. Fortunately, you can use GPS barcodes to track both, which gives you an excellent opportunity to drive efficiency throughout your organization. This tracking gives you access to real-time information from anywhere you are with just a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the screen.Tracking Vehicles for Fleet EfficiencyOne of the biggest elements in the efficiency of your fleet c...  Read More...

  • Don’t Get Soaked! Learn to Use QR Codes to Track Flood Restoration Equipment

    If you’re still using conventional methods to keep track of your flood restoration equipment, it’s probably time to make a change. QR codes are easy to set up and even easier to use. In fact, there several unique benefits associated with switching to a QR-based system, including time savings, efficiency, and convenience.Understanding QR CodesThese days, QR codes are incredibly common in marketing campaigns since they provide consumers with easy access to all of the information they need to make ...  Read More...

  • Building a Case for Tracking Real Estate Maintenance Using a Smartphone and QR Codes

    Although QR codes are mainly used in marketing and company promotions, the truth is that they are perfect for things like maintenance records, asset inventory, and asset tracking whether you are a property manager or real estate agent. With nothing more than a smartphone and some codes, it is possible to track real estate maintenance in real time.What Are QR Codes?A QR code, or Quick Response code, is an array of black and white squares that store information. Much like a laser scanner can read ...  Read More...

  • Managing Fixed Assets Using QR Codes and a Smartphone

    QR codes paired with mobile technology can help to simplify your inventory management and your asset tracking process, helping to make it more efficient. Utilizing mobile inventory management based on QR codes means that your employees are able to record inventory transactions while in the field. Transactions can be recorded the moment they happen, all by scanning a QR code with a smartphone.   Read More...

  • Remote Data Logging & Capture Using a Smartphone

    Each day, the number of smartphone users increases. In fact, according to Pew Research, two-thirds of Americans currently own a smartphone and approximately 19% of them rely on these devices to access online services and information. As smartphone use increases, the way people shop, find information and even live is being transformed.The Transformation of Lives Due to Smartphone TechnologyThere are a number of ways smartphone technology has impacted the lives of people.   Read More...

  • What should I print on my asset labels?

    Customers often ask for our advice on what information to print on their labels and so we thought it would be helpful to share what we have discovered working with our customers to create their asset labels.First of you, you need to work within the size limitations of the label itself. For our standard size of 1.5 x .75 inch. That usually means a maximum of 4 lines of text of about 18 characters.   Read More...

  • Get Tough on Asset Management! - Rugged Solutions for Apple iPad and Android Tablets

    RUGGED APPLE iPad OPTIONSAre you looking for a powerful, flexible, secure and affordable asset management solution which you can use in a heavy-duty industrial setting like a warehouse, construction site or industrial plant? If so, you may have considered proprietary solutions from well-known vendors but realized the cost is more than you can afford. Well there’s an alternative.Today’s Apple iPad, Android & Microsoft  tablet technology has become a commodity and with high co...  Read More...

  • Inventory and Asset Tracking Via Mobile Devices

    If you are reading this, then you know how mobile technology has affected your company. No longer is content stuck in a book on a school library shelf, nor are survey instruments and tools sitting in a storage room at your engineering company. Students read and receive information on iPads and tablets and many times surveyors are in charge of their equipment for days or weeks in places far from their home office.   Read More...

  • How to improve your odds of recovering stolen property

    Stolen goods are recovered by police everyday but returning those items to their owners isn’t always successful. For example, recently West Vancouver police arrested two men and uncovered a cache of stolen construction materials missing from across the area. Police were able to return a small number of items to their owners.   Read More...

  • Five ways GoCodes can help your business

    Many businesses and organizations report that over 10% of portable assets are lost or stolen every year. Not only does this cost companies billions of dollars, but it can reduce effectiveness and cause inefficiencies. The GoCodes solution helps save time and money by significantly reducing these losses.GoCodes has done this by developing a complete web-based solution which enables organizations to track and manage assets and inventory using their existing smartphones and computers.   Read More...

  • Can lost or misplaced evidence foil a legal case?

    The short answer is yes.It turns out that misplacing evidence is not that uncommon and the consequences can be devastating. A recent case in Santa Fe, Texas, required dismissing murder charges against a woman when the county prosecutors could not find crucial pieces of evidence in time for the trial. Hours after the dismissal, the misplaced evidence was found, but the accused had already been dismissed from jail.   Read More...

  • How do you cut the cost of tracking equipment maintenance?

    Equipment is the biggest investment for many companies. It’s a powerful incentive to engage in regular preventive maintenance to extend the useful life of that equipment, and it helps save money and improve the financial position of the company. Tracking maintenance may also help prevent potential liability for incidents related to inadequately maintained equipment and regulatory compliance.   Read More...

  • Do you know where your tools and equipment are?

    When equipment goes missing or is lost, it’s more than an inconvenience. Time is lost when workers must spend hours searching for the missing items; replacement costs may not be in this year’s budget; and productivity may suffer without needed tools for a job. With tools and equipment representing a major investment for companies, it makes sense to invest in a solution for tracking those valuable items.Tracking software and QR code inventory tags can help prevent loss and damage to c...  Read More...

  • How To Track Tools and Equipment Using QR Codes INFOGRAPHIC

    Tracking Tools & Equipment with QR CodesIf you work in the construction business, either as a builder or engineer, you know how important and pricey your tools and equipment can be. Unfortunately, so do thieves.Each year, it’s reported that up to $1 billion in equipment and tools can be stolen from construction companies. Not only does this hurt your company’s budget, it can also prevent you from completing your projects in a timely manner.   Read More...

  • GoCodes works with rugged Android Tablets like the powerful Getac Z710

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