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Employee ID cards and Security Enhancement

It is hard to walk into any office today and find employees who don’t wear employee IDs. These IDs play a very important role towards the implementation of a company’s security plan and making the right card therefore becomes important in achieving the security goal.

Is there a way to make IDs that help a company effectively execute their security plans?

Think of having a visual representation of your company on the ID by having the logo on the it. Ensure that the logo is done in a way that brings out a company’s brand message. Keep in mind that a smartly done ID card can’t be easily faked by crooks who would otherwise use them in ways that adversely affects your business.

Find a way to make cards that look good while at the same time retaining their functionality. Care should be taken at the design stage to make sure that the ID meets both the security and branding needs of the organization. You can come out with a color system that helps to identify specifics such as departments and floors.

The amount of security details and other functionalities determine how large or small the card will be. The beauty about a dual-sided card is that you can pack a lot of useful information on it without having to compromise on the design.

Since one of the purposes of a card is employee identification,it goes without saying that an ID card should have a clear photo of the specific person who bears it. Just like government agencies use Identification documents and the photos on documents to identify people,your security department should ensure that the person who stands at the entrance point is actually the owner of the card.

Bar codes,smart chips,RFID tags,and magnetic stripes can be used to encode information about the employee . A card reader can serve the role of a security personnel by approving or denying entry into a building if the encoded information on the cards is synchronized with a building’s time and attendance or access programs. This can save money for the company as fewer security personnel will be needed.

Printing costs money and since you don’t want to keep spending money printing the card all the time,consider using long lasting materials such as PVC or simply have plastic HID cards processed for your employees.

If you have not printed cards for your employees or would like to improve on their security capability,consider implementing the knowledge learned from the tips above.

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