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Employee ID Badges

Oh, how we all love to hate our employee ID badges! Survey a few office workers and the majority of us will tell you how we really feel about our company id badges. Even though we don't like to carry them around with us we can certainly all agree these cards are an absolutely necessity when it comes to office security. Many employers have been concerned about office security for many years, and recently that concern has skyrocketed. ID badges are a handy way to keep track of the staff, and to tell who belongs and who doesn't. In our post-industrial age, when information has become a more important commodity than ever, smart businesses need a way to identify their employees easily and limit who can come in and out of the office.

Custom photo id badges

The more details the card contains, the harder it is for it to be counterfeited. Many years ago it was fairly simple to "modify" a photo ID or driver's license. Using a hologram to create a three dimensional appearance with a two dimensional image has become a very popular way to ensure uniqueness. Popular added security features that can be imbedded on the actual ID itself include:

  • Photographs
  • Holograms
  • Tamper resistant foil
  • Magnetic stripes
  • Invisible coding

A badge for everything...

There are several different types and styles of ID security badges. And when you get right down to it, they are the very best way to restrict access to authorized individuals. Examples include keeping former employees out of their old places of employment, strangers out of day care centers and yes, even double agent spies out of government offices and laboratories. A card swipe gets you in and out of your hotel room and can even pay for your lunch at McDonalds! Many employers use card readers to monitor the comings and goings of their employees. The readings of the badge swipes are used to track hours worked and employees are paid accordingly.


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