A 500 year flood is currently flowing through Iowa and much of the upper Midwest, wreaking havoc in small towns and large cities alike. As families begin to piece their lives back together, it’s inevitable that construction or utility workers will be present at the scene. Iowa’s Attorney General, Tom Miller, has issued a press release warning Iowans to always check for ID when utility workers come to call, warning that impostors and identity thieves often prey on unknowing homeowners during emergency situations.

State and local governments, as well as other organizations concerned with card security, can ensure that their worker ID cards are secure and difficult to counterfeit by adding features like holographic overlays and distinct watermarks. Technologies like Magicard’s HoloKote and HoloPatch can help make cards distinctive, especially if a holographic overlaminate is customized with a logo or emblem.