It is hard to walk into any office today and find employees who don’t wear employee IDs. A company’s security plans will not be fully successful if the company will not find a way to identify their people at all times whether they are working from an office or are field executives.
Given that employee IDs is a very important part of how a company’s security works,wouldn’t it be a good thing to consider ways in which we could create IDs that really serve their purpose?
Think of having a visual representation of your company on the ID by having the logo on the it. Ensure that the logo is done in a way that brings out a company’s brand message. Keep in mind that a smartly done ID card can’t be easily faked by crooks who would otherwise use them in ways that adversely affects your business.
You also want to produce an employee identification card that looks aesthetically beautiful as well as functional. Design the card in such a way that it satisfies your security and branding requirements. Color can be used to identify the departments or floors where people work.
Cards can be one sided or double-sided depending on the security features that need to be included. One of the reasons you may prefer a dual-sided card is that you can include other useful information such as emergency contact numbers that can help others contact the company in the event that any of your employees are involved in some emergency situation such as an auto accident.
Make sure that all the IDs bear a clear employee photo that helps to positively identify the person who carries it. Just like government agencies use Identification documents and the photos on documents to identify people,your security department should ensure that the person who stands at the entrance point is actually the owner of the card.
Bar codes,smart chips,RFID tags,and magnetic stripes can be used to encode information about the employee . The details can then be synchronized with building access programs so that a card reader can be used to either approve or deny access to certain places,helping you reduce the number of human personnel needed. The advantage of this is that apart from enhancing security in the building,it saves money in that fewer people are required to work in the security department .
Printing costs money and since you don’t want to keep spending money printing the card all the time,consider using long lasting materials such as PVC or simply have plastic HID cards processed for your employees.
These are not the only components of a perfect worker identification card but they are some of the most important.