How to Improve the Lifespan/Protect Your Warehouse Handheld Devices

June 5, 2018 •

Warehouse

Protect Your Warehouse Devices

When you select warehouse handheld devices, you or your employees spend a great deal of energy, time, and money on the process. You hope to extend the lifespan of these devices so to get your proverbial money’s worth. This is achievable with proper protection your warehouse’s handheld devices. To help you decide where you need to make updates, evaluate your current processes for online security and physical safekeeping. Here are a few points to consider for the overall protection of your warehouse’s handheld devices.

Mount Mobile Devices

Handheld barcode scanners, smartphones, two-way radios, GPS devices, and tablets all offer a time-saving benefit for warehouses. However, these mobile devices do far more than provide a hands-free solution. By mounting your warehouse devices you protect these from falling out of pockets, as well as off of floors away from forklift tires. Choose a mobile mount that is well designed to stand up to the warehouse environment. Consider purchasing a ProClip mobile mounting system for your company. These high-quality systems are hand-tooled and machined in Sweden to be built to last.

Password Protection

If your handheld devices are connected via the cloud or online, then you need to implement password protection. This ensures the cybersecurity of your company. In fact, it is a good idea to implement two-step authentication. Everyone with access to your company’s mobile devices will be required to use this extra level of sign-on protection. Change the main password if there is any type of security breach. Examples of security risks include lost mobile device, forgetting the password/resetting it, and sharing the password accidentally.

Mobile Device Safety

Carrying a mobile device when operating warehouse equipment is always a cautious maneuver. Yet mobile device safety also includes using a device only when sitting still or with the engine not running. Distracted driving extends to the warehouse. To protect your drivers and equipment, provide the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) forklift testing for your warehouse workers. Contact an OSHA certified trainer and testing site to proceed with this process.

Protect Your Devices Today

To get started with one of these areas right now, contact ProClip USA. Request additional information or a quote on our premium quality Swedish-made professional mounting solutions. We have everything from rugged tablet holders to sleek magnetic mounts.