ID Supplies Blog

ID cards: Buy a card printer or use a printing service?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 14-Oct-2016 10:30:00

Most organisations eventually realise the necessity of ID cards. Whether used for staff, visitors or anyone else, ID cards are a must for security, visitor management and overall just a great professional look for your brand.

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Why you should do your own ID card printing

Posted by Heath McDonald on 12-Oct-2016 10:30:00

If you run any sort of business, company or organisation, it's likely you're coming around to the idea that ID cards are simply necessary.

ID cards can:

  • Distinguish employees from contractors from visitors etc
  • Help with clocking in and out for payroll
  • Restrict access to certain areas for certain people
  • Make your organisation appear more professional
  • Increase security and awareness
  • And much more

Put simply, ID cards are important for any organisation.

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Topics: ID Card Printers

3 Ideal Applications for Mobile Access Control Solutions

Posted by Heath McDonald on 07-Oct-2016 10:30:00

Mobile access control solutions allows users to access secure areas using their smart phones or other wireless smart devices. Instead of using a key or access card, users can open doors and gates by tapping a button on their device or, in some cases, by twisting their device as though unlocking the door.

The technology also provides companies with an easier, quicker and cheaper way to manage their security. Rather than activating and deactivating access control cards, companies can use the secure online portal to issue, terminate and control authorisations of mobile credentials.

There are certain situations in which the technology is the perfect match.

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Topics: Mobile Access

4 reasons to consider mobile access control solutions

Posted by Heath McDonald on 05-Oct-2016 10:30:00

In an increasingly digital world, most attention is being put into cybercrime and data breaches when it comes to security in 2016. But unauthorised access to physical buildings and other spaces remain a major consideration for organisations of every size across the spectrum, and our advanced age means that access control has never been as technologically exciting than now.

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Topics: Mobile Access

6 Steps to Planning Your Access Control Card System

Posted by Heath McDonald on 30-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Setting up an access control card system in your facility is a complex process. According to Facilitiesnet before setting up an access control card system, it's important to identify the type of system you need. To help you determine what's best for your organization, here is a list of six key planning steps you should undergo before setting up your system.

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Topics: Access Control

Parts of an Access Control Card System

Posted by Heath McDonald on 28-Sep-2016 10:30:00

An access control card system is a digital system allowing users to access a facility using an electronic card instead of a key. The system is advantageous because it allows administrators to easily grant and revoke access to the facility. According to Silva Consultants, access control card systems are sophisticated and complex, but most systems contain the following components:

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3 Reasons Access Control Cards Will Survive Despite the Rise of Biometrics

Posted by Heath McDonald on 23-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Over the last ten years as biometric technology has improved, many in the security industry have predicted the demise of traditional access control cards. However, that doesn't mean your company should replace its access control cards system with a biometric security system just yet. In fact, access control cards are still an ideal security option for new startups. For one thing, the technology is cheaper than biometrics, and it's not going anywhere soon. Here are three reasons why access control cards are here to stay.

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Topics: Access Control

Why visitor management is so important

Posted by Heath McDonald on 21-Sep-2016 10:30:00

For almost every organisation imaginable, being welcoming to visitors and guests is crucial. No business can operate in isolation to the rest of the world, but instead needs to turn to 'outsiders' for education, finance, goods, support and so much more.

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7 keys to effective visitor management

Posted by Heath McDonald on 16-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Effective visitor management is essential to the operation of any business, for tracking workflow and customer throughput in addition to providing security and accountability. Tracking visitors at your building by a coordinated system of modern methods and technology can improve your access control and security by monitoring who enters the building and tracking what areas they access.

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The numbers are in: promotional products work

Posted by Heath McDonald on 14-Sep-2016 10:30:00

In the modern world, with email and social media marketing, some might be tempted to think that traditional methods, like producing promotional products - such as branded lanyards, mugs and USB sticks - no longer make sense. Well they would be wrong.

In fact, studies and research show that in an increasingly digital world, people appreciate getting something in their hot little hands even more than they did before and that appreciation will be rewarded through brand recognition.

So how do the numbers really stack up?
Let's take a look.

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Topics: Promotional Products