GS1’s GIAI and GRAI

GS1’s GIAI and GRAI

Technological capabilities are always changing and evolving, so the regulations and standards guiding their use must also change and evolve. We live in a global world, so alpha-and/or-numeric strings must be global as well. One important thing to understand is the...
Startup Insurance Coverage

Startup Insurance Coverage

Every startup is unique which can make it difficult to find the right insurance coverage. MyPropertyID issues globally unique and globally traceable numbers. That doesn’t seem all that unusual as startups go, but there are still barriers to finding the right...
Catalytic Converter Security

Catalytic Converter Security

Law enforcement agencies around the globe recommend that property be marked in such a way that it can be traced back to the rightful owners and then used as evidence to convict offenders. Virtually none of the current strategies being employed in The United States...
Shelness Classification

Shelness Classification

We all know how amazing the internet is. In a way, the development and expansion of the internet is almost like a painter’s blank canvas. Once creative people began to see what was possible, amazing uses were developed. But it’s also important to remember...
Iowa Business Report on KXEL

Iowa Business Report on KXEL

I was very fortunate to be interviewed by Jeff Stein of KXEL, News/Talk 1540, broadcasting from Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Iowa Business Report, as its name implies, focuses not only on what Iowa businesses are up to, but also explores business concepts that...
Finding Your STIHL Serial Numbers

Finding Your STIHL Serial Numbers

The primary purpose of serial numbers is for quality control in a manufacturing setting, but serial numbers have a role to play beyond the factory floor when the final product ends up in the hands of consumers. This is the case with a VIN on a motor vehicle. The VIN...
Blogosphere Product Reviews

Blogosphere Product Reviews

2020 was the year MyPropertyID explored the blogosphere and either traded security kits or hired product reviewers to examine our strategy. MyPropertyID is interested in getting our product in front of as many people as possible, but the other benefit is that we are...
Joining the Asset Leadership Network

Joining the Asset Leadership Network

MyPropertyID has become a member of a Washington D.C. think tank and trade association called the Asset Leadership Network. “Simply, asset management helps organizations realize greater value from their [matériel], and impacts the financial and operational...
Global Traceability and Repatriation

Global Traceability and Repatriation

Imagine you’re on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney for an important meeting. After you land, go through customs and arrive at your hotel, it dawns on you that your password-protected laptop with your notes and presentation is on the plane. You jump on your...
Operation ID and Proxy Marking

Operation ID and Proxy Marking

The police are not well known for their marketing skills, but almost all law enforcement agencies endorse Operation ID (U.S. and Canada) and proxy marking (U.K. and Ireland). Because residential burglary (breaking into a domicile) and residential theft (breaking into...