Are you impacted by workflow downtime because rugged mobile devices have gone missing?
Do you spend hours of time every week trying to locate missing Zebra devices or other mobile computers?
Do you consistently spend considerable amounts of money replacing lost rugged mobile devices?
Do you wish that your mobile assets could notify you if they were potentially lost so they could be quickly found?
Device Finder automatically alerts you when a mobile device has been misplaced or is inactive and therefore potentially missing, sounding an audible alert to help you to pinpoint its exact location. You can also use Device Finder via an Android tablet or Android mobile phone to identify the last known location of the mobile device and to trigger an audible alert, helping you to locate it quickly.
It’s a fact. Businesses that rely on handheld mobile devices lose them. Regardless of whether they are rugged mobile computers, HHTs or wearables from companies such as Zebra, Honeywell or Datalogic, devices go missing daily. The time and financial impact of lost devices can be considerable. Our customers tell us that lost rugged devices cost them in the region of tens of thousands to millions of pounds per annum resulting from the impact in productivity from time searching, worker downtime and device replacement costs.
One challenge is knowing devices are missing in the first place, especially if you have hundreds in one location. Imagine a situation where a mobile device was misplaced and it wasn’t immediately obvious that it was missing. With Device Finder, devices are set to alert you when they are inactive for a defined period, such as 1 hour or more. This means that devices are effectively notifying you the moment they are lost, enabling you to proactively find, retrieve and redeploy them instantly.
Many businesses have an MDM solution to manage their mobile estate. MDMs are fantastic tools for managing software updates, remotely troubleshooting problems, and reviewing things like device utilisation. Some MDMs can even help with the location of missing devices however ,to do this the system first needs to be aware that the device has gone missing. Many MDM solutions enable inactive devices to be identified, some of which may be lost, but this relies on reports being run and heavy IT monitoring. Infrequent reporting makes it harder to find devices as they have often run out of battery before anyone knows they are missing. Put simply, they are not an ideal device tracker.
Device Finder works seamlessly alongside MDMs notifying the shift manager or IT person when a device has been inactive for a defined period of time and might be lost. This enables the vast majority of lost devices to be quickly located, critically before their battery runs out.
Should you ever need to locate a missing device via Waizu then you can activate the Device Finder mobile application which will indicate where the device was last used. Walk to that location and activate the on-screen button to contact the device by ringing it.
This key feature has enabled customers to find missing rugged devices in the middle of stacked pallets, behind boxes, down the back of stocked shelves, on top of palletisers and even in the back of a lorry which was being loaded.
Companies typically lose between 6% to 15% of their mobile device estate every year and incur high labour costs re-issuing devices that get misplaced during shifts.
There is a better way!
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