Security IDs for your Business
In today’s turbulent times, protecting the security of your employees and infrastructure must be an important component of your business strategy. Disgruntled employees, protesters, and petty criminals can all prey on companies and wreak havoc both on morale and the bottom line.
A simple way to discourage crime and enhance the personal image of a company is the use of personal identification cards for employees and frequent guests.
There are many benefits to providing your employees with ID cards, including:
- Accurate monitoring: the ability to know exactly who is in your facility at any given time. Enabling your employees to swipe their ID card to enter the building or sensitive areas is among the only efficient ways to control who comes in and out.
- Visitor management: new technologies offer quick and easy tools to keep track of on-site visitors. For example, with a service like Visitor Point, check-in and check-out is simple and secure. Visitors present an approved credential such as a driver’s license, which is then scanned. The system auto fills the fields to quickly produce a plastic ID card or badge (in conjunction with a photo ID system). A simple swipe of the visitor badge automatically logs the visitor in or out.
- Improved site security: Making employees use only one entrance and exit can be cumbersome, particularly for those staff that must come and go throughout the day. ID cards can often be used with Proximity Cards, which support access control applications for doors throughout your facility. These can often be “turned off” at certain time of the day (such as after 6 p.m. or on weekends). This enhances the overall security of your facility.
- Smart cards: A smart card is a plastic card with an embedded microchip that has processing capabilities and data storage capacity. Enabling your ID cards with smart chips allows your employees to do more with just one card, such as entering/exiting parking lots, using it for vending purposes (machines or corporate cafeteria) or corporate purchases.
ID cards are an easy and cost-effective way to protect your employees and enhance your company’s reputation — and positively impact your bottom line.