We are currently using Nagios to monitor all of our servers, network devices (routers and switches), printers, and relevant services.
However, how do you monitor items that are not connected to the network?
For instance, we have a library of books and videos that we would like to keep better tabs of. Plus we have spare monitors, digital cameras, laptops, speakers, keyboards, cables, etc. that we want to make sure are accounted for.
Currently, we are using an Excel spreadsheet, but it's not an elegant solution.
If I can describe an ideal solution it might resemble the following: Whenever a person borrows a piece of equipment, the software records it. When they do not return the equipment in the alloted amount of time, we're notified via email. An added plus might be that it has some sort of scanning component (like barcode scanning) integrated into the software.
I'm happy with Nagios, so I'm looking for something to monitor offline components. Any recommendations are appreciated.