What are Asset Tags, types of Asset Tags and their benefits?

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An asset tag is a label that is used to monitor and track the organization’s physical assets. These asset tags are used in a combination with asset tracking software program to fulfill its purpose.

These tags are used to identify an equipment using a unique serial number or a code or a barcode.

The code printed on an asset tag contains the details of the asset. The most common design of an asset tag include the company’s logo with a border for the pattern.

The different types of tags that we use at Emircom are:

  1. Polyester Tags

These asset tags are made with polyester material. Highly durable and versatile for tracking a wide array of property and equipment. These are metallized polyester tags and come with additional over laminate abrasion protection and protection from solvents. Such asset tags are versatile to be used in both outdoor and indoor conditions. These tags are generally customizable and logos, asset ids, etc can be printed on them.

Polyester Tag

2. Aluminum Tags

The Aluminum Asset Tags are used specifically for conveying information. These are typically used as nameplates, for product identification, equipment tags. These being made of Aluminium are long-lasting.

Aluminium Tag

3. Tamper Evident Asset Tags

These tags are used to ensure that the tags do not tamper as any tampering done on this tag becomes evident. These tags are useful for protection, typically from theft. When removed they leave a void mark on the surface pasted, making it obvious to the security personnel that the asset may be a company-owned.   

Tamper Evident Tags

4. RFId Tags

These tags are based on the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The electromagnetic fields are programmed with information related to the asset. The RFID readers are able to read this information from the electromagnetic waves generated by these RFID microchips. Detailed information like serial numbers, and product information can be stored. As these pass through the scanners, they provide the information avoiding the need for any manual intervention. This saves on time and efforts of employees when monitoring the assets making it more convenient for keeping track accurately.


5. BLE Tags

These tags are based on BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology. These tags are active tags i.e. they are constantly trackable. Though this is so, they consume very low energy. These are tracked using Bluetooth-based relays which transmit the signals to a central server. These signals help pinpoint the asset location. These tags also provide the ability to track assets in real-time with rlts.

BLE Tags

6. Metal Asset Tags

Metal asset tags are great for when asset labels and plastic tags won’t do the job. They are more durable than labels and perfect for harsh environments including extreme temperatures, heavy abrasion, and UV and chemical exposure. Metal asset tags are typically printed, embossed or etched on the surface of the tag.

Metal Tags

7. Stainless Steel Asset Tags

These are the most common metal asset tag. They are corrosion resistant and great for ultimate harsh environment durability. Their embossed or etched graphics stay legible for 20+ years. These tags are weather, chemical and abrasion resistant. Stainless steel asset tags are typically heavier than aluminum asset tags, giving them extra strength and durability. They are great for applications with frequent cleanings of strong chemicals such as food processing, healthcare and labs.

Stainless Steel Tag

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