Security concerns are increasing. Government agencies, educational campuses, healthcare facilities, and enterprise corporations are looking for cost-effective, scalable, and reliable solutions for producing ID badges on-demand that are secure.
The credentials come in various forms and serve one or multiple purposes. They can be simple photo ID cards to badges allowing physical access through wall-mounted card readers. Multi-functional smart cards incorporate sophisticated technology that gives access to protected data or networks or tracks time or attendance.
When it comes to security, it is one of the top priorities for healthcare institutions. Vulnerability in this area can spell disaster. That is why it is imperative to have a secure system that allows the institution to exercise strict control and observation over everyone involved, from the medical staff, to patients and also non-medical staff. The question, however, is where a system like this is needed. The answer is simple. Everywhere.
Most people nowadays have a collection of plastic cards in their wallets, of which the majority are the standard “bank card” size—3.370 inches wide by 2.125 inches high. Many customers ask “why, then, if the industry has a standard sized card, are there different sizes and when should I choose them?” This post gives you a little guidance on the different sizes and their uses.
You may have wondered what’s the difference between PVC and PET cards used for identification purposes. Here are a few quick guidelines for selecting the appropriate card for your needs and budget.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, an inexpensive plastic material that standard ID cards
are made of. It is the generally accepted ID card material for most printing needs. Specifically, if you have a dye sublimation ID card printer, you’ll get the best quality and professional-looking results by using PVC cards for your identification needs.
A dye sublimation printer actually heats a solid directly into a gaseous state, bypassing the liquid state. Both the dye and the PVC card are heated, and the gaseous dye penetrates the plastic. When the card cools, the dye has been chemically bonded with the plastic card.
To achieve photo-quality pictures on an ID card, the secret is in the size and density of each color dot. The ribbon in a dye sublimation printer consists of cyan dye, yellow dye, and magenta dye, and each color diffuses into the card depending on the amount of heat applied by the printhead.
If you have visitors to your facility or are restricting attendance to your event over a period of time, self-expiring visitor badges are an ideal solution to know at a glance who is a valid visitor and who isn’t. A self-expiring visitor badge cannot be reused, making them an effective visitor management solution for many reasons. First, though, let’s talk about what a self-expiring badge is and how it works.
Lanyards may not be considered a high-profile item. Most people would be surprised at the many uses and styles available. They are most often worn to carry key cards and ID badges. A properly equipped lanyard can carry other things and are surprisingly versatile.
Nearly everyone has seen lanyards worn by students, factory employees, retail clerks, and office workers. The lanyards usually hold ID badges that are necessary for school or workplace security. They are versatile enough to be used for other purposes.
When you issue ID security cards or badges, you want the most effective and secure form of card possible to ensure your security measures are being met. Whether you issue student ID cards, driver’s licenses, membership cards, or security badges for employees, it should be easy for you to verify the identity of the holder while incredibly difficult for someone else to forge or copy an ID security card you issue.
Watermarks are an inexpensive, simple way to add an additional layer of security to your ID security cards or badges.
ID cards are always used for identification purposes, but sometimes they have additional purposes. A badge can be used to help customers easily identify employees when they need help. Some badges need to be quickly presented for identification, and other are swiped or scanned for time tracking or access purposes. All of these uses require different badge holders.
This comparison is meant to provide information that will answer those questions. An informed buyer will be more satisfied with a purchase than one who does no research or comparison. There are advancements in photo ID technology that are revolutionary. Use this information to compare three printers.
A lot of companies and organizations use lanyards as an easy way for employees and students to display their secure ID badges and cards. They’re convenient, they’re accessible, and they come in a variety of colors and styles. But sometimes, lanyards can be dangerous.
When you think about the situations that lanyard might become a hazard, it becomes obvious they would be dangerous for those who work close to heavy machinery and large equipment. Anything in your production line or in your factory that a lanyard could become entangled with can cause injury or harm to your employees.
All proximity cards use similar technology to create the functionality that you need for access control. This includes an antenna connected to an electronic chip that contains all of the cardÙs information. Both the antenna and the chip are embedded into the proximity card at the time of manufacture.
Because the ID card is picked up by the proximity reader at a distance, there’s no physical contact between the card and the reader, which should make proximity cards last longer and require less maintenance for your readers.