IDville Blog | March 2012

New White Paper Shares the Importance of ID Card Systems and ID Badges

by dan 27. March 2012 07:00
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We are excited to announce the release of our white paper “ID Card Systems – Why Identify?“ This white paper is perfect if you’re researching the benefits an ID card system can bring to your workplace.

ID card systems outfit students, staff, and visitors with a photo ID badge that can be worn on the premises each day. It also helps to identify visitors who may not have a legitimate reason to be on the premises. You can use your ID card system to restrict access to the building by using proximity cards, also known as contactless cards, and this has been established as a workplace prevention strategy.

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The primary benefits of an ID card system are increased security and efficiency, and an ID card system can offer these benefits with at a lower cost than other forms of security. When you download the white paper, you’ll get clear examples of the benefits in both education and healthcare environments.

For example, schools that require students and staff to display an ID badge create a safe atmosphere. You’ll also find that ID badges are more cost effective and inviting in a school than other forms of security, such as cameras, guards, and metal detectors.  Plus, you can increase efficiency with ID badges by integrating library and lunch systems through a barcode on the badge. All this can be done by designing your own ID badges!

Healthcare organizations can also prevent both physical and intellectual security breaches by implementing an ID card system. With more medical records being stored electronically, it is crucial that you protect patient information by restricting facility access. ID badges can communicate authorization levels and help staff members clearly identify who does and does not belong.

Over time, an ID card system pays for itself, and you’ll quickly see financial, security, and morale returns on the investment. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of an ID card system can get detailed information and data in our “ID Card Systems – Why Identify?” white paper in the Knowledge Center.

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Dan is the IDville General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand.  Around IDville, Dan is known for the catchphrase, "talk to me," his not-so-secret designer past, and his passion for Michigan State sports.

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Great Event Planning Starts with the ID Badge

by david 21. March 2012 08:35
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When planning a meeting or event, there are lots of important details to track: venue, food, transportation, attendees, and more. With so many details to look after, it can be easy to forget one. Unfortunately, many event planners consider IDs an afterthought, yet event ID badges are an important part of a successful event. Incorporating ID badges into the early stages of event planning can save you both time and money.

Save Money on Custom Lanyards. Popular at events, custom lanyards enhance the attendee experience. When planning an event, consider ordering your custom lanyards early in the planning process. Ordering lanyards early will increase your options since some low cost custom lanyards require a 4-6 week production time.

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Simplify your event ID badges with the new EZ Meeting Kit.

Before you place the order for your custom lanyards, take time to think about the appropriate lanyard attachment for your event. Consider the types of activities you have planned for attendees and whether or not a breakaway feature is important.

Save Time with Data Setup. When you design your event ID badge early in the planning process, you’re able to collect attendee data to accommodate the badges. If you know what information you want to display, you can organize the information accordingly. For example, you can create separate columns for first and last name, instead of grouping them together in your spreadsheet. This will save you time when you’re ready to print the event ID badges!

Save Time at Registration. When you have all your ID badges complete ahead of your event, you’ll be able to make the registration process fast and efficient for event attendees. Organize the completed badges so they will be easily accessible when registering attendees. Also be sure to pack ID badges in a travel case that is easy to transport and won’t move your badges out of order.

By incorporating your event ID badges early into the event planning process, you’ll not only save time and money, but you’ll save yourself stress, too!

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

Green ID Badge Accessories are for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day

by dan 13. March 2012 08:00
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We’ve been seeing a lot of green in Michigan lately. The snow has melted and the weather has warmed up, so grass is starting to turn green. We’re excited for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament starting this week. I’ll be cheering on the Michigan State University team, so you know I’ll be wearing green! Plus, St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. With so much green going on, we had to talk about green ID badge accessories.

If you want to put on a green lanyard or badge holder to prevent yourself from getting pinched this St. Patrick’s Day, we have you covered. You have lots of green lanyard options to choose from, and you can even design your own with our full color custom lanyard options.

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Our translucent badge reel comes in a bright green color. When you pair it with a green colored frame badge holder, you have a great St. Patrick’s Day accessory!

If you’re not as excited about the color green as I am, you can also find ID badge accessories are green and good for the environment. When you design custom lanyards, choose the recycled vivid color lanyard  option. All the lanyards are made from recycled pop bottles!

You can select a “green” badge holder, too. Our biodegradable badge holders  are made from a corn-based biodegradable film and will easily attach to your recycled lanyard. Complete your ID badge with the 100% recycled badge stock.

This spring, go green with your ID badge accessories to support the environment or your favorite team!

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Dan is the IDville General Manager and oversees all product management and marketing for the IDville brand.  Around IDville, Dan is known for the catchphrase, "talk to me," his not-so-secret designer past, and his passion for Michigan State sports.

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Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-10

by david 5. March 2012 14:55
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Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Hospitals and healthcare organizations are invited to participate in campaign by planning events to inform healthcare professionals and consumers on safety issues and medical errors, a critical issue in our healthcare system. 

According to the NPSF, 85% of Americans personally know someone who has been a victim of medical error. Participation in Patient Safety Awareness Week can improve education and awareness about patient safety and help reduce this staggering statistic.

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Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week this week with one of the NPSF’s many suggested activities:

- Start an award program to recognize patient safety practices. We recommend our sister company, Baudville, for safety lapel pins and awards.
- Host a patient safety fair to play fun and educational games.
- Utilize the many informative materials provided by NPSF, such as videos, podcasts, and more, on the topic of patient safety.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about patient safety.
- Chat with hashtag #PSAW2012 on Twitter to share patient safety tips.

For a complete listing of activity ideas, visit the NPSF website.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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