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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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Implement Student ID Cards for Safer Schools

by david 14. September 2011 09:56
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Do you know if your kids are safe at school? Schools today are taking security more seriously than ever, and student ID card programs have become a growing trend to keep schools and their students safe. A student ID card program outfits each student with an ID card or badge that must be worn every day at school.
 
Student ID cards are a simple and effective security solution because they provide instant visual identification of each student and a quick way to determine if a student belongs in the building. Student ID cards are especially helpful at the beginning of the school year when the student’s picture and name are visible to help teachers and staff learn names quickly.
 
Using student ID cards can be simple, and its benefits will make everyone in the school district happy. To start a program that meets your school’s needs, follow these guidelines:
 
Create Student ID Cards
 
1. Find the ID card system that’s right for you. Identification systems allow you to take control of identification by designing and printing your own ID cards onsite. To find the system that’s right for you, use a user-friendly system selection guide like the IDville System Information Guide.
 
2. Make user-friendly software a priority. Equally important to the system you select is the software you use to create the student ID cards. The individual who uses the identification software in a school is often an administrative assistant or staff member. View a demo or tutorial of the software before buying to make sure it will be easy for this person to use.
 
3. Have fun with identification! Student ID cards are an important part to a security program, but they can also be fun for students. Promote school spirit by customizing your identification cards with the school mascot and outfitting students with custom lanyards. Make students excited about their ID cards, and your program is bound to be a success.

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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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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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Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for National Safety Month

by david 24. May 2011 07:54
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June is National Safety Month, and previous Identify Newsletters on the subject have recommended you take the month of June to refocus your safety efforts. This year, make it a goal to implement all of our top ten safety tips before the end of the month to help you create and maintain a safe environment for your employees.

1. Create a safety team. Form a team of employees who are enthusiastic about safety, and give them first aid, CPR, and fire prevention training.

2. Wear your ID card. When employees wear their ID cards, it’s easier to spot visitors and know if employees are in the correct location. Encourage all employees to wear their ID cards when in the building by giving them the proper ID card accessories.

3. Have a fire drill. When was the last time you had a fire drill at your organization? Schedule a fire drill for your entire organization to ensure employees know how to safely exit the building and where to meet once outside. Practice for inclement weather, such as tornados, too.

4. Choose breakaway lanyards. The release on breakaway lanyards is an added safety feature that protects the individual wearing the lanyard. If the lanyard were to be caught in a piece of machinery or wrapped around the individual’s neck, the lanyard would release and prevent injury.

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5. Create an emergency communication system. Preparing for the worst is the best way to ensure the safety of your employees in an emergency. Create a communication system that you can use throughout your building if you were to have a safety breach or inclement weather. Test the system periodically to make sure it is in working order.

6. Implement a visitor management system. Part of creating a safe work environment is knowing who is in your building. A visitor management system tracks visitors and supplies them with an ID badge to wear while in the building.

7. Safeguard employee ID card information. If your employee ID cards have RFID chips in them, protect against identity theft with an RFID Secure badge holder. The holder blocks RFID signals and will ensure employee and company information isn’t stolen.

8. Don’t stand on swivel chairs. Train employees how to properly use equipment around the office and provide any tools they may need to safely do a job. For instance, you may need to purchase a step stool to help employees safely reach items on high shelves.

9. Restrict access to your building. Proximity ID cards sync with your access control system and only allows authorized individuals into your building. This is a simple way to protect your staff from any outside threats.

10. Reward great safety records. An effective way to improve safety in your organization is to reward safe behaviors. Recognize teams and individuals who have outstanding safety records and accomplishments with lapel pins or employee awards from Baudville, our sister company.

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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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Increase Security with Facility Signage

by todd 11. January 2011 12:35
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Identifying your facility with signs has several benefits for your organization. Facility signage can reinforce your brand and improve visitors’ experience as well as make your facility more secure.

Identifying rooms, work stations, gathering areas and employee desks equips the entire organization with valuable knowledge about the facility. In case of an emergency, people have a better understanding of the layout of the facility and can easily take directions thanks to the signs.

Thankfully, facility signage is easy to install and affordable. Our most popular product, Clearlook, allow you to create and print your own signs. Choose from a variety of different sized signs and mount it anywhere in your building. For a more elegant impression, order Clearlook Eilte engraved signs.

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At IDville, every employee has a nameplate outside their desk and all meeting rooms are clearly labeled. When we had a tornado warning this fall, all employees understood which meeting room to take shelter in because they are very familiar with the room names. 

Adding signage to your facility can improve the environment and security. Is your facility lacking clear signs?

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Custom Lanyard Options Promote Safety

by david 15. December 2010 08:14
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Custom lanyards are a popular ID card accessory for events, schools, frontline employees, businesses and more. Custom lanyards allow you to promote your organization and always keep safety a priority. IDville has unique custom lanyard options that can meet your organization’s needs and protect your staff and students.

Create Custom Lanyards for All Occasions

 Lanyard/Badge Reel Combo – Great for conferences and events, a lanyard/badge reel combo makes name badges and materials more accessible to attendees.

 USB Lanyard – Perfect for teachers, IT and data heads, the USB lanyard allows you to take your data with you wherever you go.

 Breakaway – The breakaway lanyard option is an important safety feature. If the lanyard gets caught on an item, the breakaway prevents the wearer from choking. Breakaway is available as an add-on to several of our custom lanyard options.

 Child Size Lanyard – Keep children safe with a lanyard designed just for them. The smaller size fits children better and properly displays their identification.

 Eco-Friendly Lanyard – Create your custom lanyard out of recycled plastic soda bottles! With the eco-friendly lanyard, you can promote both your organization and your dedication to the environment.

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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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Review Fireworks Safety Before Fourth of July

by david 1. July 2010 09:13
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At IDville, our primary focus is the identification of your employees, students and staff because we know that identification leads to a more safe and secure work environment. We also keep our eye on other safety and security issues. With the Fourth of July happening next week, we thought we’d shift our focus briefly to share some fireworks safety tips.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety has an entire website dedicated to fireworks safety that we recommend you review before you put on any big fireworks shows for your family and friends. Here are a few of their tips:

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  • Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
  • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July from your friends at IDville!

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July from your friends at IDville!

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June is Safety Month…Have You Reevaluated your Safety Strategy?

by todd 23. June 2010 11:02
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Each June, the National Safety Council encourages businesses to pay special attention to safety issues at their organization during National Safety Month. I agree that it’s important to look at your organization’s safety strategy on a regular basis. It’s easy to set and implement a strategy and never reexamine it as long as no major issues arise.

However, getting complacent in your safety strategy can lead to oversights occurring at your organization.

For example, have you looked at your visitor management policy lately? How are visitors admitted to your building? Are they identified at all?

What about employees? At what stage in the onboarding process do new employees receive ID cards? How are they identified around the building before that?

Identifying the people in your facility is a key component to maintaining a safe and secure workplace for your employees, staff or students. Implementing a photo ID card policy as part of your safety strategy can be critical to ensuring you permit the correct people into your building.

If you’d like to reevaluate your safety strategy, we have a free resource in our Knowledge Center to get you started in the process. Read and apply our Workplace Security Audit Checklist as part of your observance of Safety Month!

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