How best to install asset tracking tags


Keeping track of assets has always been a challenge.

Everything from trailers, waste bins, freight cages, construction and trade equipment, allow your team to do their jobs and be productive - so long as these assets are accessible and can be found.

Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time and effort to rely on a manual paper-based system or a randomly updated spreadsheet, and you can’t even depend on these to be 100% accurate. Growing businesses also tend to have a large number of assets deployed across many different sites which makes it difficult to monitor everything all at once.

Fortunately, asset tracking tags offer you an effective solution.

Low energy Bluetooth tags are asset tracking tools that allow you to track asset location and usage across your business, improving the visibility, productivity and efficiency of your day-to-day operations.

So, how do you install them?

How to install asset tracking tags

Attaching Bluetooth tags to your assets is really simple.

1. Determine the asset you want to track
The first step of the installation process starts with knowing what assets you have. This way, you can decide upfront where the ideal place is to apply the asset tracking tags and what material you’ll need to attach them with.

2. Create a consistent installation rule
Once you determine the best location, inform your team that every asset tracker unit will be installed in that same spot and via the same way. It makes everything easier if there’s uniformity.

3. Next comes the physical attaching
While asset tags all differ in design, each EROAD Where asset tracking tag has two connection points at either end which enables it to be easily fixed to your asset, whether it’s on the underside of a trailer, the top of a portaloo, or any of the other 1200 different assets we’ve considered (yes, we have a list of that many assets you can attach them to)!

These Bluetooth tracking tags can also be screwed, attached by cable ties, or connected by double-sided industrial tape - whatever works best for each surface.

1. Determine when and where installation will occur
After this, it’s time to roll out the asset trackers to all of your assets. This may involve a procedure where, for example:

  • every time they come in for repair, the team installs the tracking unit
  • you run a workshop where you attach them all in one go
  • send them out to your team to install them in the field, or
  • you use your installer network to install them when they are there for other jobs.


It’s up to you what works best for your organisation.

How asset tracking tags work

While asset tracking tags come in many different forms, our EROAD Where’s Bluetooth tags are small, rugged and waterproof devices with a 5+ year battery life so they may even outlive the life of your asset.

These asset tracking tags can be easily paired with the EROAD Where app on your mobile devices to provide you with full visibility and asset management in just one screen.

When fixed to an asset, EROAD Where’s Bluetooth tags:

  • Provide a status report regarding the battery life
    These asset tracking tags have an LED light that will shine and alert you once the battery’s level is getting low. It will also show up on your web portal when they are low in battery.
  • IP68 rated
    EROAD Where’s Bluetooth tags are extremely durable – gaining the IP68 rating for both dust and water resistance. This means that the tags are protected from total dust ingress and long-term immersion of water up to two meters for one hour.
  • Versatile and can be used on every asset
    Designed to survive even the most extreme environments, these asset tracking tags can endure being surrounded by heat (+85C), cold (-30C), water and much more. They’re also rugged enough to be washed and dropped.
  • Built to be hidden
    EROAD Where’s tracking tags are black and only weigh 75 grams (including batteries). Every tag has a dimension of L 81 x W 37 x H 29mm, meaning they are easy to conceal with no visible branding.

As you’ve read, installing your asset tracking tags is a very simple process.

If your business is interested in an asset tracking solution, you now understand how versatile and adaptable they can be across your whole range of asset types.

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EROAD Where modernises asset tracking and asset management by replacing outdated paper-based systems and manual excel sheets with easy-to-use asset tracking software.

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Purchase your first box of EROAD Where trackers today and see it in action for yourself.

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