IDville Blog | Increase Security in the New Year with Photo ID Cards

Increase Security in the New Year with Photo ID Cards

by david 4. January 2011 09:59

Welcome to 2011! Do you have any New Years resolutions? This year, IDville made a resolution to help more companies create safe and secure work environments where learning, productivity, and innovation thrive.

Photo identification is a critical component of a safe work environment. In fact, it’s very common for schools, hospitals and businesses to have a photo identification card policy. If you already use photo ID cards at your organization, do you have a policy in place?

A photo ID card policy clarifies for employees, students and staff what the expectations are regarding an ID card. For instance, are ID cards used for buying lunches or checking out materials? Are individuals required to display their ID card with them at all times?

Start the New Year off right by putting a formal photo ID card policy into place. It doesn’t have to be long or elaborate. Follow our guidelines to craft your own policy for your organization.

An ID card policy should:

 Provide guidelines for information and design elements that must be included on ID cards.

 Outline the expectations for wearing and displaying the ID card.

 Describe how replacements can be obtained and the cost, if any.

 Explain all the ways ID cards are used. For instance, access control, time and attendance, making purchases or checking out materials, etc.

For more ID card policy ideas, look at similarly sized organizations in your industry. Their policies will provide a good benchmark for your own.

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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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