Securing your business with ID cards
This entry was posted on July 29, 2010.
ID cards are among the best investment a business can make to help keep the company more secure. ID cards can be provided to full time or even temporary employees of medical centers, sports arenas, banks and financial institutions, colleges and universities, along with many other types of businesses as a form of official recognition. Cards can help to distinguish employees from visitors and guests and can alert company security if someone is on the property without displaying an official ID.
ID cards can identify those employees who have received security clearance to have access to confidential information or certain areas of a company's location. If a company extends certain benefits, discount programs or privileges to its employees, identity cards can ensure that only employees entitled to these specific benefits receive them. ID cards are also a convenient way for customers or guests to know who they are talking to when handling a transaction in person and to be assured that a verified employee of the business is assisting them.
In order to make business ID cards as efficient as possible when it comes to securing a business, it is important to give some forethought to their design. The best cards include either a black and white or colour headshot of the individual issued the ID card. Photo IDs help prevent unauthorized individuals from using lost or stolen ID cards or a person of the opposite sex using a lost or stolen card obtained from a person of the opposite sex.
A well designed business ID card used for security purposes carries the first and last name of the individual issued the ID card, along with their title and position, along with an issue date and expiration date for the card. This prevents employees whose services have been terminated or who have resigned their position from continuing to access entry to the business' property, inventory and confidential files or even physical entry onto the business' property once they have left their official position.
It is much easier to secure your business with identity cards that include a corporate logo or other identifying information about the business. Making an plastic ID card personalised to your business will distinguish it from other forms of ID and make it less likely to be easily duplicated or counterfeited for illegal purposes.