Questions? powered by velaro live chat
x

The Complete ID
Printer Buyer's Guide

This guide walks you through all the important considerations you'll need to know when selecting an ID card printer.

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *

Thank You For Requesting Your Free Buyer's Guide!

Click the button to download your free copy.

Download the Guide
Absolutely Free!
x

Get Personalized
Recommendations!

Our ID card system experts will review your needs and send you personalized recommendations.

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *

Thank You!

One of our experts will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the best ID card printer for your organization

In the meantime, get started by exploring our Free ID card printer comparison tool

Start Comparing

Construction & Contractor ID Cards

Construction & Contractor ID Cards

Get a Free Needs Analysis

How many IDs will you print per year?

NEXT

ID Badges for Construction & Subcontracting

Construction sites require strong security both to protect workers and also to prevent the loss of equipment and construction materials from theft. AlphaCard provides photo ID systems that can meet the strict security requirements of construction areas. With an ID card system in place, contractors are able to keep record of those who are authorized to work at, visit, or make deliveries to the site. Construction ID cards help secure sites by ensuring that only certified individuals have access to the area and the equipment and materials within it.

We’ve Worked With

  • Residential Construction
  • Light Commercial Construction
  • Environmental Construction
  • Industrial Construction
  • Commercial Building Construction

How do Construction Companies and Subcontractors use ID Badges?

Employee Photo IDProper identification in a company setting is a key component of maintaining secure operations at a construction site, particularly visual identification for construction workers, subcontractors, and contractors. ID cards can be worn by employees at all times as well as by temporary construction workers. Construction workers need to consider wearing heavy duty ID card holders, as they work in extremely physical environments.
Read More
Contractor IDSimilar to employee ID cards, all contractors should be equipped with photo ID cards to authorize their presence on a construction site. Due to the liability involved in a construction zone, a verified photo ID is absolutely essential. Photo IDs should include a clear image of the contractor, their exact position or job, their contractor ID, and any other pertinent data to affirm their identity.
Read More
Multifunctional & Smart CardsConstruction worker ID cards serve a much greater purpose other than simple photo identification. Many construction firms and contractors are making use of data storage technologies (e.g. barcodes & magnetic stripe cards) to track data such as employee status, position, and start date. Additionally, Smart cards have become a common type of technology employed by companies and can be used as access control cards.
Read More
Visitor BadgesIt’s quite common for construction sites to issue visitor ID badges to subcontractors as a way to ensure everyone entering on the property is properly identified. Construction sites are liability zones, which emphasizes the need for clearly visible visitor ID badges. Furthermore, visitor management cards prevent potentially dangerous intruders as well as vandals from freely roaming construction sites.
Read More
Access ControlSeveral construction firms and contractors take advantage of access control cards to limit entry to certain areas of a building, construction zone, or site. This extra layer of security helps deter unauthorized individuals from attempting to gain access to these off-limit areas. An access control card is a sure-fire way to prevent unauthorized persons such as intruders, vandals, teens, and children from gaining entry to restricted areas.
Read More
Time and AttendanceFor time management of hourly employees, AlphaCard recommends time and attendance ID cards. These specialized ID cards keep track of when the employee — for example, the subcontractor or temp worker — clocks in and clocks out for accurate weekly hour reports. Time and attendance often use magnetic stripes or barcodes that are scanned by a reader and integrated with tracking software.
Read More
Business CardsLet’s face it — many of today’s business cards are flimsy and easily tear, especially when crammed inside a wallet. For almost all employers and employees, it’s necessary to have a high-quality business card to hand out at networking events, to friends & acquaintances, and to family members. PVC business cards are sturdy, meant to last, and are the perfect solution for a long-lasting business card.
Read More

Learn More About Construction ID Cards

Security concerns at construction sites often stem from the fact that so many different people are working on the same project, each with their own area of expertise. Many times, these people won’t even know each other, which is one reason why thieves like to prey on construction sites. They can simply stroll in and act like they belong, but not if a construction zone ID program is in place. Aside from simply identifying authorized workers, an ID program can help to weed out the bad apples before they get anywhere near the site. Most programs will require construction workers to fill out an application or provide their personal information before receiving an ID card. This process helps contractors to make sure that each worker is qualified to work on the project.

For large construction sites, full-scale access control systems are extremely effective in preventing theft and disruptions. Contractors can actually create a fenced area around the project site, and then require workers to swipe or tap their ID cards against a card reader to enter the construction zone. These construction site access control systems typically use magnetic stripe cards, proximity cards, or contactless smart cards in order to secure the area.

AlphaCard offers all-in-one photo ID systems featuring everything you need to design, print and distribute durable construction site ID cards. Contact our system experts at (800) 717-8080 and we’ll make sure you find the perfect card-printing solution for your specific requirements.

AlphaCard Photo ID Systems allow construction sites to:

  • Prevent theft of equipment and construction materials
  • Control access to the construction zone
  • Keep accurate records of all individuals who enter and leave the construction site
  • Ensure that only qualified individuals are working in the area
  • Provide a safe and secure working environment