If you’re new to proximity cards or in the process of researching if they’re a good fit for your company’s ID security system, you may have run across the acronym LGGMN and wondered what that was all about.
Each of the letters in LGGMN stands for an option you must choose when ordering your proximity cards. LGGMN itself is a standard proximity card most often ordered by companies for their ID security needs. Here’s what each letter stands for:
L - Programmed
You can choose from programmed (L) or non-programmed (N) cards, depending on your current setup. Most companies don’t have the in-house expertise or equipment needed to program their own cards, so they order them pre-programmed .
G - Card Front Surface
G is a plain white PVC surface with a glossy finish. This surface can be printed on and is the most popular choice for companies using proximity cards. Another option is “C” for customized artwork. You can send in your own configuration for the front of your proximity cards and have it customized to meet your needs.
G - Card Back Surface
M - Card Numbering Options
This option determines how the cards are numbered, whether sequentially or randomly, and whether the inside card number matches the outside card number. Here are your options:
This might be the most confusing, but an IDSecurityOnline specialist can help you discover which option works best for you.
N - Slot Punch
N stands for no punch hole in your proximity card. This is the most common option for cards that you intend to print on and punch later. There are two other options for slots: V is a vertical slot punch and H is a horizontal slot punch.
One thing to consider when choosing a slot punch is if you’re printing on your cards, a pre-punched card can cause damage to your card printer. It might be more advantageous to purchase a no punch hole card, print your design, and punch the card afterwards to avoid damaging your hardware.
This all may sound overwhelming, but once you have an understanding of your options and what works best for you, everything becomes much clearer. Your best bet is to call an IDSecurityOnline professional to discuss your needs, your current equipment, and your budget. We’ll be sure to find just the right solution that meets all three.