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    Asset Registry

    Hey,

    As you can imagine, we've learnt a lot from the fire. One thing is a good asset register! I'm not talking just IT, i mean every little bit of furniture!

    So, i've been looking around for some kit. WASP stuff is way out of our league. We only have a little budget. I've found a company that will do the security bar codes for items like the IT stuff, but these are a little OTT for desks etc.

    So does anyone do it a certain way at their place or could possible recommend something.

    Can someone recommend a barcode printer maybe?

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    You can print barcodes on a normal printer - there is a plugin for Excel which will generate them and just print those to labels.

    Barcode Generator for Microsoft® Office.

    EDIT: - just noticed thats not free!

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    Barcodes are just fonts, heres a free one:
    Free Barcode Font - Code 39 - Not a demo, COMPLETELY free

    A database or even an excel sheet along with this font installed and your sorted.

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    Oh and some A4 pages of sticky lables for the printer:
    Labels, Laser Labels, Address Labels, Inkjet Labels, Self-Adhesive Labels

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    You can print Barcode on a normal printer.There is a plugin in Excel for Barcode.Please use it.

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    Yep, i realise this.

    My collegue who will be managing the overall assest register would like something a little more robust then just a sticky label you stick in an laser printer (im not saying thats out of the question as i think any label would be picked off eventually). I was wondering whether there was something out there that printed something that would last a little longer, something more plasticy?! I dunno, just guessing here.

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    You can Buy these but they are slightly expensive - they will give you the barcode ness

    Asset Labels & Security Labels | Selectamark Security Systems plc

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    whatever you do, don't buy anything from wasp, they will charge you a fortune and just not be very good, they have no uk based support, so you have to wait for the US to come online at like 3 in the afternoon. A better bet when you have some budget is Real Asset Management. It is expensive (~£5000 including a hand scanner, labels, 12 months support and licence) but this will get you software so in depth it will tell you when the minibus is due for a service and which room you put the nice wheelie chair in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    whatever you do, don't buy anything from wasp, they will charge you a fortune and just not be very good, they have no uk based support, so you have to wait for the US to come online at like 3 in the afternoon. A better bet when you have some budget is Real Asset Management. It is expensive (~£5000 including a hand scanner, labels, 12 months support and licence) but this will get you software so in depth it will tell you when the minibus is due for a service and which room you put the nice wheelie chair in...
    Having bought Wasp stuff before, I have to agree. It isn't anything you couldn't rustle up with Access yourself.

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    Avery do a plastic label that has 3M Triplebond adhesive on it that you print in a normal laser so it's a bit more robust than a paper label.

    Ben
    Last edited by plexer; 17th July 2012 at 03:36 PM.

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    Aah, see now we're talkin!

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    This year I'm making a list on paper with serial numbers, descriptions and location. Next the data goes into access. Then I'm getting some of these: Avery triple bond labels (Thanks Plexer).

    Next year: barcode reader
    I'll even stick the labels somewhere I don't have to crawl behind cupboards or climb ladders to access......

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    We're looking into this:

    School Asset Manager

    Think they give you an Ipod touch to use as a barcode reader. Going to find more info when they come out and give us a demo on Thursday. Will update you.

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