4 Tracking Benefits For Public Safety Departments during COVID-19 Pandemic

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The goal of any Public Safety Department is to ensure that officers are prepared for any contingency, especially during a crisis. Officers have no idea what they’ll encounter when they respond to a call. For officer safety and the safety of the citizens they serve, it is vital for officers to have easy access to required equipment at the right place and time.

1. Effective Inventory Control During Crisis


A Barcode Tracking System ensures all public safety departments meet three inventory control variables. The variables are:


  • Inventory Replenishment of warehouse or central inventory
  • Documented usage of inventory
  • Inventory replenishment of in-station

2. Cost Saving is a Top Priority amid COVID-19


It is imperative that Public Safety facilities know exactly what items they have in order to effectively do their job. It is equally important for these departments to save money and work efficiently.


3. Stay Updated to Maintain Efficiency amid COVID-19 


With constant changes during a crisis, it is crucial to stay updated on inventory levels. A robust Barcode Tracking System can track all inventory quantities and send notifications when inventory levels fall outside of predetermined quantity levels.


4.  Always Know Where Vital Equipment Are

Smartphones, vehicles, radios, and other police gear, electronics and other valuable equipment used by the public safety departments are significant financial investments.  Keeping track of equipment as it flows through operations is a critical risk management process, especially in crisis mode.


Check-in Check-out Feature for an Asset Tracking System enables officers and all-department personnel to verify which equipment is checked out, to which officer or vehicle, and by whom. This process will enhance credibility over departmental assets, prevent missing assets, and allow assets in motion to be quickly recovered. If an asset requires maintenance the user can also record the maintenance while in the field using the Maintenance Feature.


Learn more about ASAP Systems’ Inventory System and Asset Tracking Solution.