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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.

Temporary Badges and the Visitor Management System

Businesses and institutions in general, have an obvious need to protect themselves from suspect individuals entering into their workplaces and causing damage. The news is littered of people walking into private buildings and shooting people. Cases of fraud and threats by corporations trying to acquire valuable information are serious and businesses have looked for an appropriate means to identify who is in their buildings. Either the people work in the office, visitors who are here for a meeting or to carry out maintenance or a delivery and those who simply should not be in the building at all.

Expiring Visitor Badges

An effective visitor badge system is a great security method to implement in your business to help employees and clients feel at ease. Schools, apartment complexes, hospitals and many other establishments have a visitor badge list, which requires individuals to sign in at a check-in location and receive a mandatory visitor badge. The visitor badge then needs to be worn at all times to signify to staff and other clients that an individual is authorized to be there. A visitor badge system does not just help create a feeling of additional security. When you find visitor badge options that appeal to you and your clients, you can also improve customer service, client relations and organize your business exponentially. In turn, this can help your company to be more successful on a whole.


And Never the TWAIN Shall Meet?

What is TWAIN?

If you’re a digital camera enthusiast, or otherwise possess an interest, in or need of, image device technology (such as scanners) the more likely than not you’ve run into the word TWAIN. What’s more is that you might be one of the many people who don’t actually know what this word means, but given its common appearance in reference to such devices you probably assume that it’s important.

ID Card Systems Reduce School Clutter

One of the keys to smooth running in a school is getting students into the building and to their classes in an easy, quick and if possible, comfortable manner. Add in hallway traffic congestion and social chattering factors and you quickly be left with traffic jams. The good news is that the merger of ID card systems and system software can easily reduce hallway, lunchroom and library clutter.

For example, various process take place in a typical school on any given day, such as signing for lunch programs and purchasing lunches, checking out library books, attending schooling events and other annual events, such as buying year books.

Integrating ID card systems with good ID card software programs is an optimal way to streamline school-related processes and to ensure reduced stress and increased student body flow. By issuing student ID cards laden with embedded mag-stripe encoding or barcodes, students can easily pass their cards through a scanner when signing up for lunch programs,  purchasing food or checking out library books.

Aside from moving along these processes in a more efficient manner, students will potentially appreciate the efficiency of being able to wear their ID’s  - making it harder to lose, and thus safer with regards to identify theft. Such cards can also be used to issue students lower bus fares, a policy adopted by both private and public schools in Baltimore Country and Baltimore City.

Access Control for Schools

While statistics seem to show that the national crime rate has fortunately dropped in the last few years, other studies, such as the U.S. Department of Education’s and the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2006 Indicators of School Crime and Safety study, indicate that violent crime has risen specifically among children and adolescents.

Such unfortunate incidents require renewed professionalism and vigilance with regards to school safety and the integration of appropriate methods. School administration, staff and the parent body should rightfully vie for technological integration of visitor management and access control systems.

Such systems are typically used for restricting, recording and monitoring access into and departure from a school building. Student-issued ID cards can be synchronized with access control systems, most of which include or are compatible with software programs, such as the one seen here, designed for tracking visitors, recording data and compiling it into reports. The main purpose of the hybrid between existing ID card and access control systems is to help school security and staff to more easily recognize who belongs and doesn’t belong on the school grounds.

Access Control — Access control can refer to a single entrance or to multiple entrances into the building. Such systems can be integrated into as many entrances as necessary.

Visitor Management Software — The school can also use software systems ideal for compiling detailed reports describing data, such as visitor frequency, entrance and exit, and most-commonly used entrances. Such data can help staff identify and learn about any potential problems related to violence on campus.

Expiring Badges — Expiring badges are visitor badges with a predetermined “lifespan” and are typically issued to guest speakers or other persons for temporary access to the facility. Such badges are generally effective for one day only or a half-day.

Fake IDs are a Real Threat

Fake ID’s are a real problem, as any police force will tell you. This is true as well a number of other institutions, such as convenient stores, who require people to present a valid photo ID before being granted permission to purchase. This is equally important for the professional business atmosphere, which has a lot to gain (and much to lose) from a poorly-set up security structure where many companies require both employees and visitors to present a company-issued ID in order to get beyond the lobby area of a building. A breach of security caused by a counterfeit ID card can lead to individual harm, loss of information and the prevention of identity theft, all of which can then lead to irreparable personal and professional damage.

The good news is that such tragedies can be offset by a fully-functioning security procedure. A fantastic place to start is with high quality and reliable ID cards, such as our range of ID Cards.

What goes into a high quality ID card? A holographic laminate makes it more difficult for would-be counterfeiters to recreate, which is the reason that government-related institutions, such as those who issue drivers licenses, use holographic images. Just imagine how such technology would decrease the amount of counterfeit money produced every year. By utilizing ID software, this technology is available for the security-interested world.

You can also increase your security by employing visitor badges, which expire after a given period of time. An employee’s or visitor’s use of an expiring badge allows you to track his or her time of entry and exit and increase your ID Security.

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

ID Security Badge Needs in the Modern World

In our ever-increasingly technological world, not to mention one in which crime is still a factor, the need for security has not expired. Visitor Management is a buzzword as much today as it was yesterday. Fortunately, even though technological advances have made the world of cybercrime more complex and sophisticated, traditional security still functions in very much the same was as it always has. The main concern is with instituting preventative measures to control physical entrance and exits from corporate buildings.

Expiring badges deal with this challenge in a very effective manner, granting to individuals access for only a given and predetermined period of time. The run-of-the-mill check-in/check-out system also assures who is entering and leaving the front doors. Be it for the corporate world, sporting events or school functions, ID Security Online specializes in security badges for all your security needs.

Go to our Visitor Management section at ID Security Online or contact one of our staff members by contacting us free of charge.


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

Visitor Management Made Easy

Gone are the days of manually managing visitors through manual sign-in sheets.  Using sign-in sheets is too time consuming and insecure.  As your security needs grow, visitors also demand highly efficient visitor registration procedures and professional-looking badges. At IDSecurityOnlineOnline we offer a full range of products to help you secure your building and manage visitors.  

We have a wide array of products from visitor badges and accessories to visitor management software. Visitor and Lobby Management Software can make your company more secure without inconveniencing visitors. A visitor management system can secure your premises and your employees from unwanted guests, while gathering vital information that goes beyond the manual sign-in sheet.

Popular applications include:

  • Managing frequent visits from contractors, vendors and customers in large corporate environments
  • Controlling access to government agency facilities
  • Maintaining safety and security in K-12 schools, colleges and universities


Popular features include:
  • Barred entrants list

The software compares visitor names to a list of barred entrants, flagging any matches or similar names.

  • Instant reprints

The software creates a database of visitor photos and demographics, so you can print IDs for repeat visitors instantly.

  • Visitor log

Scan visitor IDs at check-in and checkout to create a log of all visitor activity and eliminate the need for hard-to-read paper logbooks.


Whether your a growing small business or a large corporation you could greatly benefit from automating your visitor security and check-in process.
 
 
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