codeREADr for iOS and Android Captures IDs, Form Data and Visual Records both Online and Offline to Enable the Precise Tracking of Assets
Today we announced adding the ability for auditors and field service workers to photograph tracked assets for inclusion within formal, electronic scan records. This new feature aims to help enterprises authenticate field data using visual proof of the asset’s condition at a specific time, date and location.
The codeREADr app user is prompted to scan an asset’s barcode and then take photos and enter form data via manual entry, voice-to-text, additional scans, multiple choice and drop-down menus. These scan records are posted in real time to codeREADr’s servers or directly to a client’s cloud-based or local server. If connectivity is unavailable or unstable, scan records are stored on the iOS or Android device for syncing when connectivity is restored.
Our clients requested the photo capture feature to more precisely collect and formally document the condition of assets and the situations surrounding those assets. This helps reduce data collection errors and, in some cases, fraud.
The benefits of photo capture include:
- Providing proof for shippers or recipients as to the condition of assets prior to shipment
- Providing proof that rented facilities or equipment were in good condition before/after rental
- Recording an asset’s appearance for insurance and valuation purposes
- Recording the improper or non-compliant storage, display or use of assets
- Capturing images of equipment with unreadable barcodes or no barcodes at all
A ‘scan record’ does not have to be initiated with scanning barcodes or reading RFID/NFC asset tags. The app also allows users to simply enter an ID via text or voice or to use the app’s lookup option for quickly finding the name, description or ID of an asset, person or object to initiate a scan record.