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Secure your company resources the easy way with proximity cards

December 04 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Secure your company resources the easy way with proximity cards

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.

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Understanding the value of ID cards for manufacturing company

November 11 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Understanding the value of ID cards for manufacturing company

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.

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Seven steps to ID card printing success

October 24 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Seven steps to ID card printing success

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.

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What features do you need in your next ID card printer?

October 16 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

What features do you need in your next ID card printer?

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.


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How to Print the Perfect Loyalty Card for Your Business

September 30 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to Print the Perfect Loyalty Card for Your Business

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 haven’t 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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Decide Whether You Should Buy a Retransfer Printer

September 26 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

The Ultimate Guide to Decide Whether You Should Buy a Retransfer Printer

If you’ve been browsing for a new ID card printer, you’ve 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.

Let’s look at whether a retransfer printer is right for you, by answering questions you should ask when browsing ID card printers.


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Magicard 300 vs. Magicard 600 - A Complete Breakdown

September 09 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Magicard 300 vs. Magicard 600 - A Complete Breakdown

Choosing the right ID card printer for your needs is no joke. If you’ve 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.

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The Ultimate Fargo Series ID Card Printer Comparison

August 26 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

The Ultimate Fargo Series ID Card Printer Comparison

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 organization’s procurement specialist looking to impress with your first major purchase or an owner/operator simply looking for the best option, we’ll walk you through some of the basic comparisons. In this article we’ll be looking at the Fargo DTC1500, Fargo HDP5000, and the Fargo HDP5600. So let’s jump right in.


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Want to buy a Fargo HDP5000? Here's what you need to know

August 18 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Want to buy a Fargo HDP5000? Here's what you need to know

Looking for a new Fargo HDP5000 to take care of your organization’s 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?

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How to Shop for an ID Card Printer with Confidence

August 02 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to Shop for an ID Card Printer with Confidence

It’s 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 let’s take a quick moment and talk about the key features you need to know when shopping for an ID card printer. 

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Finding the Right Printer Supplies with Elite Customer Service Support

July 16 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Finding the Right Printer Supplies with Elite Customer Service Support

If you’ve 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. That’s why we here at IDSecurityOnline have always prided ourselves on our elite customer service support team. 

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Everything to Include on Your Organization’s ID Cards

July 11 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Everything to Include on Your Organization’s ID Cards

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, it’s 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.

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How to create a secure, affordable government ID

June 13 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How to create a secure, affordable government ID

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 doesn’t 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 drivers’ license. 

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How To Create A Truly Professional ID Photo

June 03 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

How To Create A Truly Professional ID Photo

Does your business rely on the use of photo ID cards to ensure the security of your company? Photo ID cards provide an easy way of knowing what everyone is called, what their role is,  and whether they are authorized to enter particular areas of the building. For photo ID cards to be effective it is important that they are high-quality cards containing images which allow individuals to be clearly recognized. This guide will show you everything you need to take perfect ID card photographs.

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Why Professional ID Security for Education is So Important

May 02 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

Why Professional ID Security for Education is So Important

The way schools, colleges, and universities protect their students, as well as their faculties, is always changing.  There has been a growing need for enhanced checks and security monitoring at each level of children's education.  ID cards not only help to identify students and teachers but can grant clearance to certain areas.  Professional ID security for education should, therefore, arguably, be used as a means to an end.


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What Should All ID Cards for Enterprise Include?

April 15 2019  |  By: IDSecurityOnline

What Should All ID Cards for Enterprise Include?

The need for ID cards for enterprise security has always been relevant.  In a day and age where elaborate counterfeiting continues to be a genuine concern, there has been a growing need to produce cards and badges which are impervious to mimicry.  However, there are also a number of simple standards that all business ID cards should be adhering to.


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