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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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Topics: Access Control

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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Topics: Visitor Management

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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Topics: Visitor Management

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

The power of stock card holders, lanyards and accessories

Posted by Heath McDonald on 09-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Stock lanyards, card holders, and accessories are sometimes perceived as unimportant additions to a business, however, this couldn't be further from the truth. Identification is integral to maintain any functioning and efficient company. The following are just some of the numerous benefits adding stock card holders, lanyards and accessories can have on your business today:

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Topics: Lanyards, Identification, card holders, accessories

Finding your brand: the importance of branding

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

Branding is everywhere. There are not many companies that aren't concerned about the way their brand looks, but there are a lot of companies that get their branding wrong. This can lead to many issues, from misunderstandings about what the company is offering, to being put off the company altogether.

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Topics: Custom Lanyards, Promotional Items

How to ensure your ID card printer is operating at its best

Posted by Heath McDonald on 02-Sep-2016 10:30:00

Some businesses choose to outsource their ID card printing, but for those who don’t, you will need to ensure you maintain your ID card printer so it’s ready to use whenever you may need it.

Here are some tips to ensure your card printer is maintained as well as can be.

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Topics: id card cleaning, Card Printer Servicing, Card Printer Cleaning

How card printing services can improve your business security

Posted by Heath McDonald on 31-Aug-2016 10:30:00

With threats to security becoming an increasing concern around the world, identification, access and other forms of security cards are even more of a necessity for businesses. These cards not only make it easy for employee identification, but they also enable a business to protect themselves from harm and to build stronger relationships inside or outside the business, with all operations of activity able to be streamlined.

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Topics: id card printing service