The year 2020 has arrived and it is a new year full of new hope and opportunities. Unfortunately, if history is any indicator, criminals feel the same way. Those who would do you or your organization harm are working up new methods and tactics to commit some of the worldís oldest crimes. Theft, fraud, and acts of violence are nothing new, but the strategies behind them continually evolve with the times.
If youíre considering ID badges for your organization, simple ID cardholders with lanyards are the first to mind. However, no work environment is the same, and you should consider the factors that can impact how ID badges are used in your situation.
Different types of accessories can change how to use ID badges. On top of speeding up identification and verification, they can streamline your workplace and even impact safety.
When you manage a business how do you ensure that each of your employees only has access to the areas of the building and the equipment that you want them to be able to access? You could employ a team of security men to guard sensitive areas or patrol your building but that is expensive, labour intensive and not 100% effective. A much more effective means of controlling the physical access of your employees is through the use of proximity cards. By issuing each member of your staff with a proximity card you can be assured that access to your high-security areas or company equipment is not compromised. Everyone will be able to go where they need to go but no further.
If you are responsible for the security of a manufacturing company or any industrial premises then you will understand how important it is that you know who is on the premises at any time. You must know whether your employees have arrived for work or if they have gone home for the evening. You will also want to be sure that anyone you find walking around the site is authorized to be there, and it not a member of the public who could be potentially be injured by the machinery, or be someone with criminal intent. The easiest way to achieve all of these aims is by issuing authorized people with photo ID badges.
There are plenty of photo ID systems
available and at times the choice can appear to be almost overwhelming. How can you work out what you need when faced with so much choice? Here are seven things that will help you to choose the most appropriate card printing system for your needs.
Ensuring the security of your company is about far more than remembering to lock the door when you go home and posting a security guard to patrol the building at night. Securing your business should certainly involve those things but security must cover every aspect of your business from physical security measures to deny intruders access to enhancing your networking protocols and firewalls. One of the most effective ways of ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to your building and that visitors are clearly identified is the use of ID card badges.
Does your business operate a loyalty card scheme? Most people are familiar with schemes where special deals or discounts are provided for customers who can present their store loyalty cards are the checkout. If you havenít yet embraced the loyalty card idea then perhaps it is time you considered the benefits. Loyalty card schemes can be matched to almost any retail environment including grocery stores, luxury gift shops, and department stores. While the benefits of such schemes for the customer are obvious many retailers do not appreciate that there are also significant benefits for them which come from issuing loyalty cards.
If youíve been browsing for a new ID card printer, youíve probably come across phrases like retransfer, or reverse transfer printing. As you want to make the best choice for your business, you are probably wondering what this all means and how these printers differ from regular ones.
More importantly, can they satisfy your exact printing needs?
Retransfer printers are a relatively new technology in the ID card printing industry. However, they are already very popular, and for good reason.
Letís look at whether a retransfer printer is right for you, by answering questions you should ask when browsing ID card printers.
Choosing the right ID card printer for your needs is no joke. If youíve already managed to narrow down the options and set your sights on a Magicard, you now have to hone in on the exact model you want. The 300 and 600 are two new and exciting additions to the Magicard family.
In the world of ID card printing, Fargo is an industry leading brand with a stellar reputation. However, within the Fargo universe there are still multiple options that can make selecting the right printer difficult for those new to the conversation. Whether you are your organizationís procurement specialist looking to impress with your first major purchase or an owner/operator simply looking for the best option, weíll walk you through some of the basic comparisons. In this article weíll be looking at the Fargo DTC1500, Fargo HDP5000, and the Fargo HDP5600. So letís jump right in.
Looking for a new Fargo HDP5000 to take care of your organizationís card printing needs? You might, understandably, be surprised and overwhelmed with the number of considerations you need to make. Who knew card printers could be this complicated?
Itís not quite as difficult as shopping for a used car when you have zero mechanical know how, but shopping for an ID card printer can be a little overwhelming if you lack technical knowledge. In the ID printing industry, we use enough jargon acronyms to drive the novice shopper mad. So letís take a quick moment and talk about the key features you need to know when shopping for an ID card printer.
If youíve been the procurement specialist or officer manager in your organization for anytime, you understand that finding the right printer supplies can be easier said than done. From identifying the right printer ribbons to tracking down hard to find supplies for discontinued models, the wide array of printer accessories available in the market can be a little overwhelming without the right level of support. Thatís why we here at IDSecurityOnline have always prided ourselves on our elite customer service support team.
Identity has always been a very personal matter for our individual existence. Apart from running into your occasional doppelganger, every person is a unique creation and identifying them is an important matter. So what exactly should go on an organizational ID? How personal should it get? In the end, it really boils down to function and design. Once you have decided what you want to achieve with organizational ID cards and how you want them to look, itís just a matter of selecting the right data points. Choose too few and you might not have a secure system that is difficult to replicate.
When you work for a government agency you will know that every agency has clearly defined requirements for the ID cards they issue to protect the personal and often sensitive information the cards contain. Card security is essential, it doesnít matter whether the ID card has been issued to a government employee and intended to permit or restrict access to secure government facilities or whether the card will act as a method of citizen identification like a driversí license.