Best Practices: Property Tags

In this article, we suggest best practices for setting up Smart IDs attached to properties.

General information about editing Information Records and adjusting the security settings can be found here.

Dynotag offers a variety of ready-to-use smart tags for your property, ranging from large Protagz Series Mega Tagz, as big as a postcard  – to our tiny Micro Zipper Tags, half the size of a postage stamp. Full selection of property Smart IDs can be viewed  here…

Our popular Mini Tags are the designed to be just the right size on your keychains – not too large, nor too small, just the right size… Mini Tags are about a third of the size of our Fashion Luggage Tags – so they are small enough to not bulk your keyring up – yet large enough to be visible when your keys are found. Our Micro Zipper Tags, in comparison, are yet about one third the size of our Mini Tags. Micro Zipper Tags are intended for garments and equipment (such as cameras, binoculars, etc.) where the property is visible (larger than a keychain) but the dynotag has to be very compact as to not get in the way.

Our Steel Deluxe Keychain tags, Deluxe Steel luggage tags and Aluminum Convertible tags meet your needs when you need a more upscale tag for your finer possessions.

In all cases, we recommend that you fill in your “my account” form with all your basic contact information. You can then simply set your property tag to share these snippets of information, without having to type them in.

Example: Here is user Clark Kent – configuring an Item Tag to share contact information, by simply clicking the relevant checkboxes…


Another benefit of this approach is – if you update your address in “my account” for instance, every tag that uses that account contact information automatically gets updated – you do not have to change the information in each tag.

The key to using dynotags is sharing the right amount of information at the right time.

For example, when using luggage tags, the image of the luggage or bag the tag is attached makes sense for the “Primary Image for this record” in the Basic Information section of the Item Record.

Unlike an old fashioned tag, you do not have to show all the information at once. You can start with just offering an email address to contact and when you need to recover your property, increase the amount of information shown by the tag to aid the recovery, such as offering a reward for return. At a minimum, we suggest offering the Dynotag Good Samaritan Rewards – a reward program with which dynotag enables you to show your appreciation at no cost to you – Dynotag will even furnish the “Thank you” letter and a gift on your behalf! Learn more…

Note that keys and any access device is a special case for any  tag attachment. We recommend not loading any information into the tag that would enable the person finding the access device (car keys, house keys, garage remote, etc.) to use the device to gain access to your property!

This means:

  • For vehicle keys, do NOT share your vehicle’s license plate or photo in the tag. Your contact information should suffice.
  • For home or property keys, do NOT share your street address in the tag – basic email and telephone number would suffice.

However, if you are using the tag on generic property such as a backpack, outdoor equipment, etc. – you can provide more contact, reward and other information to facilitate the return of your property – as you see fit. Furthermore, you can even upload a photo of the warranty document, purchase receipt and all as “Private” photos only you can see as the owner.  See the Access Controls article for more on that.  Even photos of your passport and itinerary can be uploaded to keep handy for emergency access, privately visible only to the tag owner managing the record.