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How ID Cards Can Improve Your Security

There is a wide range of benefits of ID cards – for example, they are cost-effective, can improve your brand image, enhance communication, and are easy to program. One of the biggest reasons that businesses implement ID cards is security. ID cards can make staff members feel safer as they improve the overall security of a building. But how exactly can ID cards improve the security of your organisation? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog post. Read on to learn more about the security benefits of ID cards.

ID Cards Make Staff and Visitors More Identifiable

Having a quality ID card system in place can help you to immediately identify who is a member of staff and who is a visitor.

With ID cards displayed clearly on lanyards, security staff can easily spot who is a visitor to the building and who is a member of staff. This can make it much easier to spot anybody who isn’t authorised to be in the building – and they can be promptly removed.

Security staff can also request to see the ID card of anybody acting suspiciously, so they can be removed from the premises.

ID cards can quickly ease any confusion. If an employee is walking around trying to find a member of staff, they can quickly spot who works at the business by checking for their ID cards.

ID Cards Can Prevent Access To Certain Areas

Digital ID cards and access cards can enhance security in different departments – with ID cards, you can give employees access to certain areas, and withhold access to certain areas.

You can also prevent staff or visitors from accessing certain rooms at certain times. For example, the security team may restrict access to a building or area outside of working hours.

Amending access is simple. Likewise, adding new or temporary cards to the system is a quick and easy process – you can have a lot of control over security with minimal effort. With the click of a button, you can remove access – or reinstate it.

Entry and exit times can be logged – and if you’re concerned about a security breach, you are able to access the information of who visited a certain area, and what time they entered.

ID Cards Can Reduce The Risk of A Data Breach

Data security is one of the most important things for any business. If you don’t have adequate data security measures in place, you could be exposed to a data breach. This can lead to financial loss, and your customers and clients may lose confidence in you.

If a data breach occurs, your business may be at risk of being fined – and you may take a serious hit to your reputation.

ID cards can prevent this from occurring. Access controls work by limiting access to certain areas – and ultimately, certain information. Effective ID cards can prevent unauthorised people from accessing certain areas or rooms where data is being held.

With a quality access control system, you significantly reduce the risk of a data breach. Data will not be able to be accessed without the right authorisation.

ID Cards Can Make Staff Feel Safer

Ultimately, ID cards can give staff and visitors peace of mind knowing they’re in a safe and secure environment. This can increase productivity and overall team morale.

Long-term and new employees alike will feel that you’re taking security safely. Having entrances and exits monitored will make employees feel safe in the workplace.

About the author

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Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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