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How Do I Pick the Right Badge Reel?

Retractable badge reels have become one of the most popular ways to both display ID security cards and still be able to swipe, scan, or read information on the card without having to remove the card from someone. Their small size makes them convenient to clip on your belt, a pocket, or some other piece of clothing for easy access. The retractable cord slides simply and easily in and out of the badge reel when you need to use your ID security card for access, to pay for something, or to show your credentials.


How to Protect Your Proximity Cards

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 card’s 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.


Quick Guide to ID Card Accessories

ID cards and badges are important, they serve important functions, and we depend on them to make our way through important parts of each day. They do their job best when they’re used effectively.

An ID badge does what it does, but to work best, with maximum utility and function, the right accessories are key. What’s a badge without the accessories? Less than it is with its accessories.

ID cards and badges need to be easy to use, store, display, and protect.  They work best when be reliably attached to their person and easy to present–and, of course, when they’re not lost.

Convenient Accessories and Cameras for Visitor Badges

Getting the most out of your ID card system and printer means having the right accessories at hand. Creating visitor badges is one thing; ease of use, function and utility are another. You need to have the right badge- and card-related accessories to efficiently produce cards on the spot, provide card users the means (tools) to carry, wear and use them properly, and give your personnel the ability to easily spot expired temporary badges.

No ID card program is complete without accessories!

An ID card is meant to be visible and needs to be displayed properly to be a secure and durable tool. To do so, a wide array of options is available to you: from badge holders to lanyards, find out now which badge accessories are right for you.

  • Badge Holders: choose from a variety of horizontal and vertical badges holders. Solid and available in multiple colors, our badge holders will extend the lifespan of your cards.
  • Badge Reels: attach your ID card to clothing or bags with our line of colorful retractable badge reels. Their unique ‘pull’ system is perfect for an easy access to your badges.
  • Clips and Magnets: secure your ID cards and badges to anything with our solid and affordable clips and magnets.

Nisca ID Card Printer Supplies

ID card printers are great for employee and business safety. But ID card printers offer a whole lot more as well. All of Nisca ID card printers are not only capable of printing employee ID badges, they are also great for printing student & faculty ID cards, membership & loyalty cards, personalized gift cards, visitor ID badges and much more! ID Security Online has a complete line of single- and double-sided Nisca ID card printers from all of the top manufacturers, from the simplest single-sided application, to bulk card printing and encoding options.

Clips, Pins and Magnets for ID Badges

Ensuring photo ID visibility is a part of an important ID program, especially to high security facilities that require identification of any visitor. ID card accessories help display a credential in a variety of ways, with additional features for safety and added convenience. Badge clips, pins, and magnetic plates attach ID cards directly to the badge-holder's clothing.

 


Equipment & Supplies for ID Badges

Most employers these days require their employees to carry ID badges solely for identification purposes. ID Security Online provides all the essential equipment and supplies you need to create high quality, durable, and secure ID badges in monochrome or full color. We take special pride in offering our customers the finest and most current badge and identification equipment available. You can select any brand you want to shop for ID badge supplies such as Fargo, Zebra, Evolis, Datacard, and Magicard. We offer competitive prices and the expert advice you need to make the best buying decisions. You can contact us for your inquiries or place your order online using our secure shopping cart. We also offer custom recommendations, training and service that will coordinate with your company or event specifications. If you are working within a budget, we have equipment that will suit your budget. Below, this blog provides information about various supplies and equipment required to creating an ID badge:


Badge Accessories

Badge accessories may seem like minor details, but they are actually an excellent way to present your company ID, membership or event credentials, and they will set your company apart from the crowd. It’s only a matter of how you wear you badge. Normally, badges come attached with a variety of badge and attachment accessories. People tend to pay more attention to the details of the badges rather than on the badges themselves. At ID Security Online, we carry a wide range inventory of badge accessories in stock from badge holders, badge clips, badge reels to lanyards. Our line of accessories not only displays your ID but they also serve as a protection to your badges as well. Available in different colors and materials, you can attach your badge to your clothing with our badge accessories.  Moreover, we offer free service to printing logos on your badge. You can use the logo to print on badges, name tags or promotional gear.


ID Badges

ID badges, similar to ID cards, are used for identification purposes. Most companies, corporations, organizations, and government offices across the globe use ID cards as means to identifying their employees or citizens. ID badges are commonly worn by hospital staff, government officials, and security agents. ID badges help them cultivate a more professional, detail-oriented image for their company or organization.

Badge Reels

A badge reel is a simple little gadget, a badge accessory that holds your badge in place with a retractable cord that allows you to latch it onto your clothing. It lets you comfortably walk around your place of work without having to hold onto your name badge or reach into your pocket every second to retrieve it (which shouldn't be a need anyway because most people in your workplace know who you are).

It also can give you a sense of belonging in your workplace given that most badge reels sport their companies name or a customized graphic. Many of them have a white label that features your company logo beneath a clear dome.

Business-wise, badge reels promote your company's brand – in some way it can be seen as a walking advertisement of sorts. Consider that you're at the grocery store doing some shopping. While deciding whether to buy green or red apples, someone sees your badge reel and strikes up a conversation with you about your line of work and your company. In the most unintentional manner you've now brought your organization and its goals to someone's attention (and you prepared to make a nice apple pie in the process). Who knows? Perhaps in the future this individual might contact your company for business or refer a friend.

Badge reels come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, such as round and square, heavy duty and custom made. Heavy-Duty Custom Badge Reels, for example, are not your typical badge reels, and are made with high-quality, durable construction and are designed to withstand the roughest work environments. Most of them were also designed to hold clips, pins and magnets, useful for quick and easy attachment and detachment. Generally speaking, a cord is usually around 64 millimeters long and is rated for 100,000 pulls and fall within the range of $70 to $90.

I would definitely say that finding a good badge reel provider is a good thing for your company, especially since it seems to be the "in" thing right now. Don't take my word for it though; next time you're at a business event of some sort, or if you visit someone's office, take a look around and see if people are wearing them. Chances are that you will.

Contact us at IDSecurityOnline today at (800) 897 7024.

 
 
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