DMM iD, SMART PPE

SMART PPE


DMM iD is the start of a revolution in personal protective equipment (PPE) inspection and inventory management. In a world first, we have integrated RFID technology into connectors (patented) and other difficult to mark PPE products, including ropes, harnesses and slings. The range of DMM iD products, together with our collection of retrofit iD tags, provide a comprehensive smart PPE solution.

MANUAL DATA ENTRY

PITFALLS OF TRADITIONAL IDENTIFICATION

INACCURATE

Laser etched serial numbers require human reading. Manually typing serial numbers is very slow and mistakes can be made.

LACK OF DURABILITY

Current laser etched identification can become difficult or impossible to read. This reduces the product’s lifespan and adds expense.

HARD TO ACCESS INFORMATION

Slow to reference accurate product information and associated documentation.

TIME CONSUMING

The longer safety management and inventory takes, the more it costs.

Manual data entry
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THE FUTURE IS

DURABLE SCANNABLE IDENTITY
DMM iD — durable scannable identity

RFID technology gives DMM iD products durable and scannable identity. DMM products with integrated iD use RFID tags which contain the same unique serial number as we currently use to identify our products.

DMM Catch with iD Dot
DMM carabiner with integrated iD
helmet with iD Sticker

TAKING THE PAIN
OUT OF COMPLIANCE

DMM iD carabiner being scanned
  • REDUCES HUMAN ERROR
  • INCREASES PRODUCT LIFESPAN
  • IMPROVES ACCOUNTABILITY
  • SAVES TIME AND MONEY

TIME SAVING

The unique serial number of iD enabled equipment is automatically typed into the device upon being scanned. This reduces time compared to manually reading and typing-in the serial number.

GREATER ACCURACY

Scanning the product’s iD tag removes human error associated with manual data entry and typing the serial number; increasing the accuracy of inspection records.

COST SAVING

Because iD enabled products effectively have indelible serial numbers, they can continue to be inspected and used after the laser markings have worn off. Products no longer need to be retired once the serial numbers have become unreadable, removing the cost of replacing them prematurely.

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COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY

Compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device, our reader will scan the serial number into the selected field of any software. Not being tied into a specific device or piece of software, means iD gives the flexibility to carry out inspection in a place and at a time to suit, working with current or future management systems.

USE WITH PAPERTRAIL

When used in conjunction with Papertrail safety management system, record creation can be done quickly and accurately by scanning the DMM serial number to auto-populate the record with product information direct from our database; including full instructions and technical specifications. This information can also be accessed by scanning serial numbers into the iD portal on our website and mobile app, accessing greater detail for recording on safety management software of choice.

AVAILABLE IN CONNECTORS

DMM iD is the only RFID solution that is available integrated directly into connectors (patent pending). For the first time these fundamental components can be managed efficiently and for their entire working life. DMM iD connectors are the ‘missing link’ of RFID integrated height safety PPE.

ONE SYSTEM FOR ALL ASSETS

DMM iD can be used on any item of PPE by retro fitting it with a tag from our range of iD Zip Ties, iD Dots and iD Stickers. This allows the use of a single, unified RFID system for an entire stock of PPE, regardless of manufacturer.

IMPROVED ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability is increased using DMM iD products, as the tags can only be read on contact with the DMM iD Reader. This means the inspector must individually handle each product during the inspection process, showing compliance with PPE legislation.

HOW IT WORKS

CONNECT

Connect the DMM iD Reader to any device via Bluetooth.

OPEN

Open your safety management software of choice.

SELECT

Select the field you want to scan the serial number into.

SCAN

Scan the iD tag and the serial number will be typed automatically.

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IN THREE EASY STEPS

Integrated RFID technology

Web and mobile product info apps

Complete device and software flexibility

iD SEARCH APP

DOWNLOAD THE DMM iD RANGE GUIDE

Frequently asked questions

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identity. It refers to the use of radio waves that read the identity of products stored on an RFID tag.
RFID offers durable identity. As DMM products are used in extremely harsh environments, traditionally printed/etched unique product identity can be scratched, obscured or subject to UV degradation. RFID lets equipment continue to be quickly identified.
DMM iD is a UHF (ultra-high frequency) system.
DMM iD is unique, in that it is the first time RFID tags have been able to be used in small metal personal protective equipment. In metal, iD tags can only be read with the iD Reader.
The built-in DMM iD tags are programmed with the same unique serial number that is laser etched on the product. For more info on this serial number go to this article on product markings
Specific product info for each DMM iD product can be accessed and downloaded using iD Search or by installing the DMM iD mobile app for iOS or Android.
All DMM iD tags have an IP68 rating (ingress protection). This is one of the highest ratings for water & dust ingress. The tag also has a 50-year lifespan, so it should long outlast any piece of PPE.
DMM iD is a ‘read on contact’ system. Metal equipment with embedded tags cannot be read from a distance. This means that tags cannot accidentally be read during inspection, before passing or failing equipment. The need to handle each item individually adds accountability to the chosen safety management system.
The DMM iD Reader is a Bluetooth® device. It can be connected it to any computer or mobile device which is Bluetooth® enabled. The iD Reader acts as a keyboard, typing the serial number of the DMM product wherever selected with the cursor.
Ten hours of continuous reading. Charging is via the supplied USB cable. DMM iD Reader batteries are not user replaceable; this is a DMM service.
Twenty metres in line of sight or 10 metres in an environment with predominantly metal fittings such as an oil rig platform. This means if inspecting equipment in the field, it allows the mobile device to be kept away from dirty or hard to access areas.
No. There is no software to install before using the iD Reader. The iD Reader is simply considered as a keyboard by any device connected to it. This means the iD Reader can be used with any software. Scan the DMM iD serial number into any field where the cursor flashes.
DMM has a range of retrofit iD tags that can be fitted to PPE devices. These can also be used to mark DMM products which don’t yet come with built-in iD tags.
Retrofit tags are programmed during the manufacture of the microchip inside the RFID tag. Each tag comes with a unique serial number which can be associated with that product within the chosen safety management software.
No. DMM supply the tags with unique serial numbers, which can be associated with that product within the safety management software being used.
This is different for each type of PPE. They should not be applied to PPE in a way that would affect the function or safety of the equipment.
  • iD Zip Ties – can be fitted to metal, plastic or textile PPE or non-PPE items
  • iD Rope Labels – can be wrapped around rope ends and secured with heat shrink
  • iD Helmet Stickers – can be placed inside a helmet as the best option for durability
  • iD Dots – these can be glued to metal or plastic products using the Penloc 1:1 adhesive, also supplied by DMM. Applying the iD Dots with an alternative adhesive is at the risk of the customer
All products which come with an embedded iD tag have a ‘-ID’ on the end of their product codes. Check product iD Instructions for exact location of iD tag.