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Pictured above is an HID access control card with Photo ID Badge feature.

With an increased emphasis on access control for businesses in recent times, any measure that makes the duties of screeners such as those at reception desks and security guards easier is a welcomed trend.

Photo ID Badges for businesses present many benefits.  These simple and inexpensive tools offer tremendous versatility when dealing with your company’s access control efforts.

We’ve listed six benefits that your company will often experience when using Photo ID badging services.  While not every security company who offers these services provides each one of these benefits, most do.

At the very least, you can use these six items as a blueprint to ask questions when you’re researching various companies who provide photo ID badging services.

1. No Minimum Employee Base Required.  You may think that your company is too small to order photo ID badges.  Actually, many security integrators do not have a minimum number of employees for whom you must place an order. 

In fact, having a small number of employees who require badges is a reason a company wouldn’t want to take on the expense of badging equipment.  This underscores the reason to use a security company instead.

2. No Expensive Equipment Needed.  The only equipment your company truly needs is an inexpensive digital camera and an email account (access to the internet).

Simply take pictures of your employees with the digital camera, upload them onto a computer, then email the images to your contact at the security company that is creating your badges.

3. Easy to Create a Decorative Design.  With most security integrators, all you need to do is simply email your logo to your contact.  Typically, there is a one-time set up fee, and after that, your custom design will be in place—complete with your logo. 

4. Combine Photo ID Badges with Access Control.  Having your employees’ photos imprinted on their access control cards solves a few problems.

First, the photos can be imprinted directly onto a more durable (often “clambshell”) access card.  This will eliminate peeling and fraying that can happen often at the corners of laminated cards.

Other cards on which the photos can be printed are the magnetic stripe variety and those used with bar code readers.           

Also, combining photo ID badges with access control cards offers the obvious benefit of not having to carry two separate pieces of identification.

5. Color Coding for Simplified Identification.  Allow the personnel at reception desks as well as security guards to easily identify employees.  This saves time when lines begin to form and/or when screening employees are multi-tasking.

6 .One-Stop Shopping for Badging Needs.  Many security companies that offer photo ID badges also offer additional services that can make your life (as it relates to badging) easier.

Ask if the company offers lanyards, coils, badge clips, retractable reels, card overlays, slot punchers and other ancillary items needed to make your experience complete.

We hope these six items will arm you with ample information to help when it’s time to make your photo ID badging decisions.

Thanks for spending some time with us today.

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