Thursday, November 7, 2013

Needs for Small Business Badging

It's no secret that security has become an ever-increasingly important factor in business today. One critical aspect of this is in the area of effective identity solutions. This is a wide field and includes such things as:
  • Photo identification cards for employees
  • Identification cards for visitors
  • Door access security
  • Employee attendance and time worked accountability
  • Point of sale statistics for facilities such as college campuses or hospitals
  • Computer network access security
While ID badging has long been employed for control and security in large organizations, the value for this type of system is no less important for smaller, more modest business operations. Consider doorway security as an example.

Having employee identification cards that also double as door access key cards allows management to know who's coming and going and exactly when. It prevents unauthorized access to exterior entry doors and can also be used for control of internal doors where only specific personnel are allowed entry. When an employee leaves your employment it's no longer necessary to have locks re-keyed or to worry about current employees having copies of keys to your facility being made.

ID badges are a great tool for maintaining employee accountability regarding attendance and hours worked. In addition, badges can be printed to reflect important emergency information pertaining to that specific individual in case of an injury or other medical emergencies.

Having a system for identifying visitors to your facility will add to a more secure environment and allow for more detailed accountability. A real benefit of working with a technologically advanced company like eXpress Badging is that you have the capability of creating a secure environment tailored to your exact needs. From a simple personnel ID system or control over entry access to an advanced biometric or detailed data accumulation system, we have the expertise to meet your precise needs.

While large organizations often purchase their own hardware and software to handle printing and issuance of their own security badges, smaller companies have the option of outsourcing those tasks to us.

For more than 20 years, eXpress Badging has been producing high quality photo ID badges, name badges, ID cards and name badges, all custom made to clients' exact specifications. This includes custom-printed logos, reverse-side text and special security elements such as holographic seals, barcodes, magnetic strips or RFIDs (Radio Frequency Identification). We gladly handle large and small orders, even if all you need is one single replacement badge.

If you are a small organization with relatively few employees, perhaps you've not given much thought to the need for this form of heightened security in your facility. This is an affordable way of improving accountability in the workplace and, once even a small system is put into place, it can easily be expanded as your organization continues to grow. If you'd like further information feel free to contact us to learn about the many options available.

HID Fargo/Jolly Professional Duplex ID System Spotlight

For companies initiating an Identification Management System that will be requiring a large number of individual cards to be printed, establishing an in-house operation can be a money-saving option vs. outsourcing this task. At eXpress Badging, while we have the capability of creating a complete Identification Card System tailored to your exact needs, we can also provide enterprise level hardware/software bundled packages that will allow your own people to configure and manage an inclusive ID Management System on an ongoing basis.

One of the most popular packages offered for completing this process is the professional duplex bundle consisting of Jolly ID Flow Premier Software matched to the HID Fargo DTC-4500 Printer. This is an ideal setup for those with a need for high card functionality, including two-sided printing, and heightened security elements that may include barcodes, magnetic strips, holograph images and even RFID proximity capability.

The HID Fargo/Jolly Professional Duplex ID System is a complete turnkey package that includes installation and training support. It has everything needed to create your ID Management System from the ground up, including:
  • Pedestal-mounted Premium USB Camera with flash
  • Felt backdrop with tripod stand
  • Full color (YMCKOK) printer ribbon
  • High-quality blank PVC cards (500 count)
  • Printer cleaning kit
  • Desktop slot punch

One of the greatest advantages to this particular ID System bundle is the high level of security and convenience offered through a fully integrated system. Information required for card issuance can be easily gathered from various data sources for organizations operating multiple facilities in a variety of geographic locations and converged into a single card-issuing database in one location.

Cards can be made to operate in one facility or more and a wide range of information can be gathered regarding the use of each card or badge. This includes employee attendance and data related to hours worked. Access control for exterior doors, elevators and internal secure areas are also easily monitored, preventing use by unauthorized individuals.

Whether your needs are for simple employee identification or high level security, the Jolly ID Flow Premier software included has the capability to be adapted to your exact requirements. Hardware is fully warranted for one year, extendable to three years. One year of email, telephone and remote support for the total badging system is also included. Four hours of web-based installation and training support is also part of the package.

The importance of workplace security cannot be overstated and this high quality Identification Management System is unparalleled in providing the precise level of security you desire. Contact us for further information or to explore your security options.