Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Keeping Your ID Badge Safe & Secure

Using ID badges around the workplace keeps people and critical corporate information safe on a daily basis. If you constantly misplace your badge, it costs the company to replace it and its loss could compromise important company information or products. By following a few set routines, you can stop losing or misplacing your ID badge and ensure your co-workers and company’s safety.

Treat it as Personal Property

You wouldn't leave your wallet, or other personal property, out on your desk as a habit, so think of your badge as personal property. Keep it on your body at all times because it is your responsibility. Some employers may even see badge negligence as a reflection of your work ethic. If you cannot take care of a small badge, could you care for a large client workload? Show your employer that you are a responsible employee and keep track of the badge at all times.

Where to Attach It?

Badges are easily held on lanyards, especially if you need to use them on internal door lock points. Select a strong plastic holder and a fun lanyard that matches your personality. Try using a vendor's lanyard to show you are part of the team to support customers with the best products. If a lanyard is not possible, try retractable reels. Badges attached to your belt or hip are simply pulled out on a reel mechanism to unlock doors. They quickly retract and remain out of your way as you move about your work day.

Stop Unrestricted Access

Some curious customers, or even competitors, look for distracted employees to gain access to restricted areas. Corporate secrets and prototypes are at risk of being leaked to the public if your badge is left on a desk unprotected. Do not be the person that allows a customer to root around the office with your badge. If that person is injured or discovers major company secrets, you can easily be terminated for negligence.

Use Common Sense

Even if you have a set routine to keep the badge safe and on your person at all times, it is still possible to lose it occasionally. Report the loss to security or HR as soon as you can't find it. Do not leave the badge in your car either. Along with sunlight damage, would-be thieves may see the badge as a financial opportunity and break into your vehicle.

Having an ID badge means you are part of an important team. Respect your position and the company's protocol while keeping track of the badge. It keeps everyone protected in the end.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Zebra ID Printer Bundled with Advanced Installation Support

At eXpress badging we strive to provide appropriate identity solutions for all types/sizes of businesses, governmental and educational organizations and medical facilities. We've learned that each entity has their own unique requirements. While many of our larger clients prefer to outsource their identification badges and other security requirements, others prefer to acquire the equipment and supplies needed for in-house production of their identification and security card needs. We're willing and able to comply with whatever support is needed and have developed our business to be responsive to each company's unique needs.

For organizations desiring the capability of producing their own high quality, secure identification and access control cards, eXpress badging offers an array of all-in-one bundles that allow for in-house, end-to-end production of these items. For more modest organizations operating within restricted budget requirements, one of the most popular bundles we offer is the Zebra® QuikCard ID Solution™, which includes everything you need to produce up to 200 high quality, bar-coded security ID/access control cards easily and inexpensively.

Complete System in a Box

Setting up the Zebra QuikCard System is quick and uncomplicated because the system includes a two-hour remote set-up and training period that will have you up and running in no time. Everything you need to start producing ID and security cards is provided, including:
  • The ZXP Series 1 Printer and a True Colours high-performance ribbon cartridge
  • CardStudio Software which will enable you to intuitively set up custom card templates in just minutes
  • High-definition USB Webcam for capturing high quality photos
  • 200 CR-80 plastic card blanks
The protection afforded by having a system of ID and access controls cannot be overstated and adds a new level of safety and security to your business, your employees and staff, visitors, patients, etc. Access control for doors, elevators and sensitive areas can be easily overseen, alleviating the need to re-key locks when personnel turnover occurs and keeping control and data records of who's going where and when. This Zebra system is an easy entry into a security system that's easily expandable to meet your growing needs.