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Dynamic Systems’ law enforcement barcode equipment & inventory manager software
Dynamic Systems, Inc. (DSI), a Redmond, Wash., software developer specializing in data collection applications, announced a low-cost equipment and inventory manager for law enforcement agencies based on barcode technology. In business since 1981, DSI provides barcode systems that track equipment, inventory, documents, time sheets, capital assets and equipment due for maintenance or service. Barcode data collection has been proven to be the most accurate and efficient method of tracking or counting items.
Equipment Manager is targeted for law enforcement agencies that want to reduce the loss of gear and save time tracking down which piece of equipment is checked out to which officer. The program reports when an inspection is due on items such as laptops, weapons, tasers and vests, and keeps track of the expiration date of consumables such as OC Spray. It is easy to check in and out shotguns and long rifles for every shift. The system can report the overall value of the agency’s inventory, which will allow annual budgets for equipment to be set. The inventory module will keep track of class B items such as batons, masks, gloves and handcuffs. “I’m impressed with the simplicity and adaptability of your equipment management system. It’s affordable for almost all agencies, even those with just a few employees,” stated Bill Allen, process control consultant.
If it requires one minute checking an item in and out, and if the agency’s staff spends even 20 minutes a day searching for items or servicing equipment, the overhead savings is dramatic. “Loss of equipment and malfunctioning gear can be a major overhead cost for agencies. Our customers see a typical payback for the Equipment Manager within three to four months,” said Alison Falco, president of Dynamic Systems.
Published in Public Safety IT, Nov/Dec 2010
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