FAQ: Multiple ID Tags for the Same Info Record

Use Case

Sometimes you need multiple tags sharing the same information. This may be for:

a) You need redundancy.
Example: Having multiple Medical Smart IDs on your person, vehicle, etc. – so any one of them will show your Medical Info Record to First Responders.
b) You want to display the same common information for a set of Smart IDs.
Example: You use the same information record for all your property: Multiple Smart ID tags on various belongings can all be linked to that information record.

Watch our step-by-step Video here.


Example 1: Smart Medical ID:

Multiple physical Medical IDs on a person (wallet card, pendant, watch band tag, keychain tag) are useful to increase visibility and deliver life saving information quickly. We want to set only one Medical Information Record – and have all the tags use that record.

In the example above, user John Smith has a Medical ID record named “John Smith Medical ID”.

This record was created when he purchased his first Smart Medical ID product and activated it – a Synthetic MedID card kit.

After that, Mr. Smith purchased three more Medical ID Smart ID products: a Steel Keychain Med ID, a Steel Med ID Pendant, and a Silicone Watch band Med ID.

For each of them, at activation time, he simply linked each new tag to the EXISTING Medical ID record, instead of creating new Medical ID records for each new tag.

New Smart ID tags are activated simply by visiting the dynotag.com/activate .

  • During the activation of each Smart ID tag, the system asks if you want to create a new information record – or- link to an existing information record that was previously created..
  • If you do not want to create a new record, you get to choose which existing record you want to link to.

Now, Lisa’s Medical Record can be viewed by someone using any one of her three Medical ID tags.

Note that AN INFORMATION RECORD CAN ONLY BE VIEWED VIA A TAG THAT IS LINKED TO IT. This is especially important for password protected information because in most cases, the viewer will have to enter the KeyCode on the specific tag in order to view the information.

Example 2: Smart Property ID

You may want to have all your property tags to have the same generic recovery information, such as who to contact and and how to contact, any reward, etc. This makes it easy to update the contents of one record and simply have that info displayed by all linked tags.

Here, John Smith has set up a generic Item information record named “John Smith’s Stuff” and linked multiple item tags to it.

He started by purchasing a Sticker Set of Assorted Sizes and Colors, providing 20 stickers of various sizes and designs for most belongings such as phone, tablet, laptop, passport, airpod case, sunglasses case and so on. Then, he purchased a Blue Anodized Aluminum Tag for his Samsonite Attache Case. After that, he got a set of three Micro Zipper Tags and attached these to the zippers of his winter coats.

The steps to link a tag you own to a new information record or an existing information record you already have – are described here.

Notes for advanced users

  • When you decide to LINK the tag to an existing Information Record , you will be shown a list of existing records that fit the current record template for that particular ID tag.
  • Every ID tag has a list of Information Record types it can support.  One of these types, the most common use case,  is the “default type” assigned to that tag. 
  • For example, a Medical ID tag can be used to link to an Item Record, but its default Information Record type is “Medical ID” – thus when linking it to other records, the user will be shown only other eligible “Medical ID” records.
  • You manage an ID tag via its “Tag Dashboard” (when you click the gray Tag ID button on My Records screen).   The Information Record itself is managed by clicking the orange button on the “My Records” screen.
  • When a tag is activated but not yet “Linked” to an Information Record,- the “Advanced” section in its Tag Dashboard has a “Record Type Selector” – which can be used to set the Information Record type this particular ID tag
  • the pop-up list varies by physical tag being managed, but looks like
  • So, in the example shown, if the tag’s link record type is changed to “Item” – then the tag can be used to either create a new Item Record – or link to an existing Item Record.