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ID Cards Make Work a Safer Place

by todd 1. June 2011 08:56
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Get More Safety Tips for National Safety MonthEach June, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages businesses to promote and improve safety during National Safety Month. You can use the NSC's timely reminder to review your organization's safety policies and practices. Safety policies and procedures prevent accidents, injuries and death in the workplace. Implementing employee ID badges is an important part of a safety policy and can make your organization a safer place for employees.

Visual Recognition
ID cards provide visual recognition of every person in your building, making it easy for security personnel or employees to identify persons who don't belong.

Building Access – Coordinate employee ID cards with access control through HID proximity cards. An access control system allows all employees to enter the building at will while requiring visitors to enter through a monitored entrance. You also have the ability to disable an employee's card if he is no longer allowed in the building.

Picture Directory – Using ID Maker software, you can easily create an employee photo directory for your employee handbook or intranet. The picture directory allows employees to become familiar with new faces around the building.

Visitor Management – Utilize your photo ID card printer to create visitor ID badges. Visitor ID badges signal to employees that the visitor is permitted to be in the building. Create badges for contractors or consultants who visit regularly to encourage an atmosphere of teamwork.

National Safety Month is the ideal time to implement an ID card safety policy or upgrade your current policy. When employees feel safe at work, they are more productive, engaged and less likely to use disability benefits. To conduct a thorough review of your organization's safety policies, reference our Workplace Security Audit available in our Knowledge Center.

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills. 

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Top Ten Reasons for an ID Maker Identification System

by todd 18. May 2011 08:41
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1. Safety is everyone's priority - Not just building and grounds safety, but personal safety. Know who is roaming your halls and corridors and manage building or room access with a single card.
 
2. Time and attendance capability - Track hours for payroll with ease. Make dual-purpose ID cards by creating a plastic overlay that adheres to any proximity or HID card. Transform an access card to a photo ID plus an access card, all in one.
 
3. Make the best use of your time - Avoid labor-intensive paper laminate cards that don't last. Use plastic ID cards with more function and security in less than a minute per card.
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4. Make the best use of your dollars - An ID Maker system is all-inclusive, no hidden costs. Everything you need to get started today for creating and printing ID cards, right out of the box.
 
5. Appropriate for use in government and healthcare industries – ID Maker Systems are compliant with federal and state ID card and information mandates.
 
6. Multiple functions on a single card - From a student perspective, incorporate a photo ID card with cafeteria and library services. For the office, combine a time card with building access.
 
7. Reduce waste and costly reprints - Sturdy plastic ID cards last 20 times as long as a paper laminate card.
 
8. Reduce fraudulent reproduction - Make ID cards tamper-proof with unique security features such as holographic overlays, ghost photos and printer memory card capabilities.
 
9. Create your own rewards/membership programs - Advertise your business with a rewards card, or print your own gift or key cards. The possibilities with an ID Maker system expand beyond identification.
 
10. Lifetime, technical support whenever you need it - You are never on your own. With every system purchase, you get free technical support for as long as you own the system. We are the experts, and we do it right!
 
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Visit IDville at NACCU for Campus Card Security Solutions

by Falon 15. April 2011 10:29
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Campus security for colleges and universities is more important than ever these days, and ID cards are a vital component of a campus security program. Next week, Todd and I will be showcasing our campus card security solutions at the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

We’re excited to show campus card professionals the ID Maker Systems and discuss how they can fit into their security plans. We will be conducting live demos in our booth, #204, and printing ID cards on the spot for attendees. Here are the details for seeing us in Baltimore: 

Who: IDville
   
What: National Association of Campus Card Users Annual Conference
   
Where: Booth #204, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD
   
When: Monday, April 18 through Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Attendees who stop by the IDville booth can also preview a large selection of ID card accessory samples. We’ll have badge reels, lanyards, badge holders, and strap clips on display with sample ID cards printed with our ID Maker systems. We have a free custom badge reel gift for all attendees who stop by. It has this fun ID card attached. Who can resist!? 

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Plus, you could win $1,000 credit toward a new ID Maker System just for stopping by! Bring the postcard you received from us, and we’ll enter you in our drawing. The winner will be contacted after the show.

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Here's a reminder of what the postcard looks like.

We’re looking forward to meeting all the campus card professionals and discussing security solutions. We’ll see you in Baltimore!

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Falon is the IDville Product Manager with over six years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her two beautiful young sons.

The Case for Secure Environments in Business, Education, Healthcare and Government

by david 6. April 2011 12:12
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Just as your DNA identifies you from a biological standpoint, your photo identification is a multi-functional document that identifies you by sight. A photo ID is required for building access, banking functions, driving a car and even picking up a package.

In many industries it's important to identify staff, patients, visitors and students. Not only are you identifying who is authorized to be on the premises each day, you are also identifying visitors who may, or may not, have a legitimate reason to be on the grounds at all.

There are many reasons to identify, however let's take a look at two critical reasons why your business or school should invest in an ID card system: security and efficiency.

Limited Access Creates a More Secure Environment

Shop New ID Maker PrintersNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health research establishes an access card as a prevention strategy for workplace violence. A proximity, or what is sometimes referred to as a smart card, is commonly used to limit access to rooms, buildings and grounds. Other applications include payment or public transit fare cards.

 From a security standpoint, the staff or student would need to pass the card over a reader in order to access a gate or door. Proximity cards can easily be turned into a photo ID card by printing a digital image on an adhesive plastic card that attaches to the existing access card. This also saves cost during an authorized personnel change since the proximity card does not have to be re-programmed, only the adhesive ID badge needs to be removed.

This blog entry is taken from our "ID Card Systems - Why Identify" white paper. Read the rest of the article in our Knowledge Center.


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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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IDentify Newsletter: New ID Maker ID Card Systems

by david 16. February 2011 10:12
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Our monthly newsletter, IDentify was published today with lots of valuable information about our new ID Maker Systems .  I've included an excerpt from IDentify below. To read the entire newsletter, click here. To have IDentify delivered to your inbox, sign up on IDville.com.

New ID Maker ID Card Systems 

Your organization has been using the same, tired laminated ID cards for years, and you’ve been on your manager’s case to improve security at your organization.  Now you’ve been put in charge of getting new ID cards for everyone, and you don’t even know where to start. After all, you’re not a security expert – you work in human resources!

With over 8 years experience in the photo identification industry, IDville provides all the expertise you need to select the proper photo identification system. Our experts have designed three different systems that are so easy to use you can set them up in five steps and print new ID cards in 15 minutes. Don’t believe us? Watch this video.

Our ID card systems come in three different variations that are sized and priced to meet your organization’s unique needs. Each ID card system meets our high standards for ease of use, affordability, and security.

For the small organization: ID Maker Value System
If you have a small team that won’t require more than 100 ID cards a year than the ID Maker Value System is right for you. It prints 1-sided ID cards that you can design yourself with the ID Maker Pro software.

For everyday use: ID Maker Advantage System
A great choice for schools and large businesses, the ID Maker Advantage System is our favorite! This system is available with either a 1-sided or 2-sided printer, so you have more card design options.

For advanced security: ID Maker Secure System
The ID Maker Secure System is the optimal choice for municipalities and government offices. It meets local and federal ID guidelines and has increased security features, including custom holographic overlays.

To find the right ID Maker system for your organization, request a System Information Pack today from our ID experts.

Product Spotlight: ID Maker System Components

The goal of the ID Maker Systems is to make photo ID card creation simple for your organization. To make the identification process easier, ID Maker Systems arrive with everything you need to create professional and secure ID cards all in one box. Each ID Maker System includes:

 ID Maker software
 PVC card printer
 High grade PVC cards
 USB web cam
 Full color printer ribbon
 Standard white backdrop
 Holographic designs
 Printer cleaning kit

 Click here to read the rest of February's IDentify Newsletter.

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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!).

Identification and Security Experts Get New Look, Same Great Service and Support

by dan 31. January 2011 08:13
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I'm excited to announce that IDville, the leading identification and security expert for business, education, healthcare and government, has a new brand identity, and enhanced website today! A small but mighty company, IDville has many prominent customers, including local businesses Steelcase, Kellogg’s, and Michigan State University.

We gave ourselves a much needed facelift, but our customers will still recognize the expert level of support and service they’ve come to expect from IDville.

So what’s New at IDville?

Our dedication to exceptional service and product innovation has helped us thrive in our eight years of business. On the heels of a robust 2010, I expect continued growth in 2011 thanks to the enhanced website, more contemporary look, and expanded product selection. For our customers, this means more great products and services to help you better secure your organization.

I encourage you to visit the new IDville.com to check out our enhanced search capabilities, clearer navigation, and additional content resources. Our new selection of videos, case studies, white papers, and newsletters provides you with all the information you need to make informed security decisions for your facility.

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We hope IDville.com will be the premiere destination for customers looking for identification information, shopping for printers, systems, accessories or supplies and new products, or investing in a system. We feel the new website will be easier to use for our customers and ultimately better for the IDville business.

We are also launching over 50 new products today with our new website. The new products include a proprietary line of ID card printers, supplies and industry-specific ID card accessory options. The new line of ID card printers expands IDville’s proprietary printer offering to include the ID Maker Value, Advantage, and Secure.

IDville has been helping customers identify and secure their facility for over eight years. Our new brand and website is an indication that we are dedicated to meeting the challenges of our customers and the marketplace, and exceeding their expectations.

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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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Proper Display of ID Cards Improves Security

by todd 24. January 2011 09:21
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Photo ID cards are an important part of a secure facility. But if ID cards aren’t displayed properly, they provide little if any help to your security efforts. To encourage students, staff, and employees to properly display their ID cards, you need to provide the necessary ID card accessories.

Carabiner Badge Reels – This badge reel is designed with a twist-free base that will keep your ID card facing forward at all times.

Strap Clips – The most popular (and affordable!) ID card accessory securely attaches your ID card to anything without permitting it to spin. Clipped to a shirt pocket or lapel, a strap clip will keep the ID card facing forward and easily visible.

Magnetic Badge Holders – Using magnets to display your ID badge is another way to ensure ID cards are always facing the right direction.

If you are still working through the ID card design process, consider making a two-sided ID card. Duplicate the most important information on both sides of the card, so it can be properly displayed even if it twists.

 

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Todd is an identification expert at IDville with over seven years experience. Around IDville, Todd is known for his excessive coffee drinking, beautiful daughters, and impressive ping pong skills.

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Customer-Focused ID Maker Printer

by david 1. December 2010 10:20
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ID cards can be used to improve relationships between frontline employees and customers by displaying helpful information to customers. They also reassure customers they are working with an official and knowledgeable company representative.

An IDville customer from Cleveland, Ohio, recently shared how his organization is using the ID Maker printer to provide more useful information to customers at several quick oil change locations.

Learn more about ID Card Printers“This is the first ID Maker we have ever purchased. After doing extensive research, we found the ID Maker very affordable while producing a professional ID card. Our customers see these cards everyday in all 37 of our quick oil change locations and have commented on how good they look.

Instead of having our uniform company put names on the shirts, we can now display name, title, hire date and technical certifications. This is much more information presented to our customers in a clean, credit card sized ID card. Our team members are proud to wear them, as it fosters a level of accomplishment as they complete training certifications”

In addition to using ID cards to provide more information to customers, the ID Maker software was also based on customer feedback. The software program is designed to be as simple to use as possible.

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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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The Benefits of a Dual Sided ID Card

by todd 16. November 2010 08:56
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Not all ID card printers print on both sides of an ID card. Dual-sided ID card printers have a mechanism that prints on the front side of the card, flips the card over and prints the back. Single-sided ID card printers lack this function.

The primary difference between these two types of printers is the amount of printing space per card. A one sided ID card has very limited space whereas a dual-sided card provides more room for more information.

With dual-sided capabilities, information you don’t want displayed can be added to the back of the card. Some organizations print individual’s personal information, barcode or magnetic stripe on the back.

The back side of an ID card can also be used to display valuable information such as emergency contact information, mission statements or an address where a lost card can be returned.

If your ID cards will be displayed on a lanyard or a badge reel where they can easily be turned around, you may want to duplicate the card design on each side so the proper information is always displayed.

If you’re not certain you will need dual-sided ID cards, choose an ID card printer that is field-upgradable and can be converted from a one-sided to a two-sided printer without major expense, like our ID Maker Printer. Otherwise, you may have to purchase a new printer at a later date.

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Dual sided ID cards have many benefits and increased capabilities. 

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Keep Identification a Priority during Halloween Celebrations

by david 27. October 2010 14:07
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Halloween is on Sunday, and many workplaces will be having Halloween parties this Friday to celebrate. At IDville, our employees can wear costumes and their kids trick-or-treat around the office.

With so many people coming in and out of the building for Halloween festivities, it’s important that identification remain a top priority. This week, put your visitor identification system to work to ensure the safety of both your employees and your visitors.

Here are a few tips that will keep everyone safe and improve your Halloween celebration:

1. Ask guests to RSVP.
If you’re inviting guests to your facility for a Halloween party or trick-or-treating, ask employees to RSVP their guests ahead of time. This way, you can create ID cards for guests with your photo ID card printer.

2. Register visitors at the entrance.
You may not be able to collect RSVPs for everyone, so be prepared to register visitors when they arrive. A visitor system can help you keep track of everyone who is in your building.

3. Create name badges for visitors.
In addition to creating a record of visitors, a visitor identification system will also create an adhesive name badge that visitors can wear in the building. Since both children and adults will be in costume, it may be difficult to identify individuals by sight. Name badges will make sure you know who is in the building.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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Even well-known Star Wars characters wear visitor IDs!

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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 recent IDville catalog!).

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