How to set up photo ID cards in your workplace

  Bringing photo ID cards into your organisation can play a significant factor in ensuring the security of your building and the protection of your staff. So how do you go about setting it up? First, think about what you want to achieve. Do you want the photo ID cards to just identify the wearer, … Continue reading How to set up photo ID cards in your workplace

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

Making the most of your access control system?

Lots of small businesses have some kind of access control system onsite. In the main, the system was brought in to replace traditional locks & keys, with employees using an access control card or token to gain entry through the front door. But could it be doing more to protect your business?   Your access … Continue reading Making the most of your access control system?

Are hand gestures the future of access control?

Access control technology is constantly advancing. The latest invention in the industry comes from HID Global, which has just announced its innovative ‘gesture based’ methods, which can be used on RFID-based devices such as smart cards and smartphones. It means that we could soon be opening doors with a wave. According to HID Global, the … Continue reading Are hand gestures the future of access control?

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

Are you prepared for hotel conference season?

If you’ve got a large conference or exclusive event coming up, you’ll be immersed in planning. Branding, access and security are likely to be just some of your priorities. It might help to ask yourself the following: –    Have you made the most of the branding opportunities? –    How are you going to badge attendees … Continue reading Are you prepared for hotel conference season?

An error-free way to order the right access control cards

Finding the right access control cards to work with your access control system can be a bit of a frustrating search if you don‘t know exactly what you‘re looking for. Anyone know the details? It’s a familiar scenario: the access control system was installed a couple of years ago and came with a number of … Continue reading An error-free way to order the right access control cards

Everything access control for EE (Everything Everywhere)

  EE is the UK’s most advanced digital communications company and was the first in Britain to offer superfast 4G services alongside fibre broadband. EE run the EE, Orange and T-Mobile brands and deliver to over 27 million customers. The Card Network started working with EE back in July 2011, when they were still known … Continue reading Everything access control for EE (Everything Everywhere)

One small change could make a big impact on your property management budget

If you’re a large organisation with multiple sites, or a property management firm responsible for multi-tenanted buildings, you’ll probably spend a considerable amount of your buildings budget on access control products and services. It’s not just the access control systems themselves that are expensive – and costs vary hugely depending on the sophistication of the … Continue reading One small change could make a big impact on your property management budget

Are Proximity Cards the right access control cards for you?

The sheer number of access control readers and cards on the market can make choosing one bewildering. What type of reader system should you choose? Which manufacturer? What type of card or token? The answer depends on what you want the system to do. Are you looking to simply upgrade from your traditional lock and … Continue reading Are Proximity Cards the right access control cards for you?