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ID Badges for Security Agencies

Whether referring to ID cards worn by actual security workers, or general identification cards with strong security features, the term security ID badge is applicable to a wide range of ID solutions. The key to a successful security ID program is to ensure the badges are properly protected from any attempts at tampering and illegal duplication. Often security IDs provide the recipient of the badge with special privileges, such as access to restricted areas. For this reason, it’s critical that each printed ID has a high level of card security.

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How do Security Agencies use ID Cards?

Security Officer ID CardsProper identification in the security industry is a key component of maintaining secure operations, particularly visual identification when interacting with the public and businesses. ID cards can be worn by security officers at all times so that the public is aware of their status in the community. Typically, ID cards are worn on badge reels, clips or lanyards by the employee and should be identifiable from several feet away.
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Visitor BadgesProper identification in the security industry is a key component of maintaining secure operations, particularly visual identification when interacting with the public and businesses. ID cards can be worn by security officers at all times so that the public is aware of their status in the community. Typically, ID cards are worn on badge reels, clips or lanyards by the employee and should be identifiable from several feet away.
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Multifunctional & Smart CardsID cards can serve a much greater purpose other than simple photo identification. It’s quite common for security firms and integrators to invest in data storage technologies (e.g. barcodes & magnetic stripe cards) to update and keep track of all security personnel. Additionally, Smart cards have become a common type of technology employed by security agencies and can be used as access control cards.
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Access ControlYou’ll find that both small and large security agencies rely heavily on access control cards to allow authorized individuals to enter a designated area of a building. These individuals usually include security officers, security guards, managers, and private investigators who are permitted to enter sensitive areas. An access control card is a sure-fire way to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to restricted areas and compromising security.
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Business CardsLet’s face it — many of today’s business cards are flimsy and easily tear, especially when crammed inside a wallet. For professions within the security industry it is absolutely essential to have high-quality business cards to hand out to citizens, business owners, and anyone else security officers come into contact with. Business cards printed on a thin PVC card are sturdy, and are the perfect solution for a long-lasting business card.
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Learn More About Security Agency ID Systems

AlphaCard offers secure ID solutions fit for any ID badge program, even if you’re on a tight budget. These systems can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. From laminating card printers that apply holographic overlays to each printed cards,

Today’s improved ID card technology makes it easier and more affordable than ever to produce security badges featuring custom logos and graphics, detailed photos and text, and a variety of secure card elements such as digital signatures and protective overlays. By employing these elements to your badge design you can increase the visual authenticity of your cards and create top-quality badges for a broad range of secure ID applications.

For expert advice on how to build your own security ID badge program, give AlphaCard a call at (800) 717-8080. Our system experts will be happy to go over all available options.