The benefits of school branded lanyards

  School branded lanyards don’t just aid security in terms of identification, they can also help to unite pupils and students by promoting a sense of belonging. Most schools like the idea of bespoke lanyards branded with the school logo, but the idea is often rejected (or not fully researched) due to concerns about cost. … Continue reading The benefits of school branded lanyards

Is it becoming easier for schools to embrace biometric technology?

With Paxton recently announcing the integration of biometrics within its Net2 access control system, is one of the main stumbling block for schools – that of cost – about to be negated? The argument for and against biometrics within schools and educational establishments has been rife for some time now. For many parents and pupils, … Continue reading Is it becoming easier for schools to embrace biometric technology?

Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Should we turn our schools into fortresses? Security within schools has always an emotive issue, and given the recent events in Leeds, it’s been thrust centre-stage again. There has been a tide of articles in the press recently questioning what security processes can be put into place to keep our schools safe. Installing metal detectors … Continue reading Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

“If you don’t know the password you can’t come in.” It’s a phrase often heard in school playgrounds up and down the country, as children play games with their friends. But frankly, passwords could soon be irrelevant if biometrics continue to take off in the way that they have. A piece of research carried out … Continue reading Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

One password your kids can’t memorise

Samsung are the latest to add a biometrics feature onto their new smartphone. The Galaxy S5, which is currently available to pre-order, will feature a fingerprint scanner in the same way as the Apple iPhone 5 does, with the main button on the front doubling as a scanner to unlock the device. The security feature won’t … Continue reading One password your kids can’t memorise

Printed Mifare cards now available

The Card Network now provides double-sided print on Mifare Classic 1K and 4k chip cards. This new printing service offers businesses, schools and organisations the flexibility to brand their printed Mifare cards, and choose from a range of features including numbering, variable text, signature panels, barcodes, as well as encoded & unencoded magnetic stripes. Why … Continue reading Printed Mifare cards now available

The benefits of custom printed visitor passes

How do you currently manage visitors in your organisation or school? If you’re in the majority, you’ll probably use a paper visitor pass system, where visitors sign-in to a visitor book and are given a visitor badge to wear around their person. This makes them easy to identify, and also ensures you are meeting your … Continue reading The benefits of custom printed visitor passes

School custom lanyards boost school spirit

School custom lanyards don’t just aid security in terms of identification, they can also help to unite pupils and students by promoting a sense of belonging. If you’ve been tasked with re-stocking the shelves with school lanyards, don’t just default to the standard ones before you’ve considered the benefits of custom designed. School custom lanyards … Continue reading School custom lanyards boost school spirit

Keep your secure access control cards secure

Card identity theft is growing. It’s contactless debit cards that have hit the news recently – and how easy it is for identity thieves to capture personal data if they have the right technology to hand. But what about your ‘secure’ access control cards? Could the data on these be cloned too? In some cases, … Continue reading Keep your secure access control cards secure

The future of school ID cards?

A new integrated smart ID card solution has been developed by Multicard in Australia specifically for the education market. Rather than allowing schools, colleges and other Education providers to just verify the identity of a student as most school ID cards do, it also tracks and reports attendance; acts as a library card; takes payment … Continue reading The future of school ID cards?