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

Bonfire night safety: ID badges

Bonfire night is just around the corner. If you’re planning an organised fireworks event, safety and security will be at the top of the agenda. When you’re going through your health & safety checklist, consider the benefits of ID badges. Clearly badging event organisers promotes safety and security – It’s a simple thing, but giving … Continue reading Bonfire night safety: ID badges

Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Do a bit of research on this and you’ll find wildly conflicting answers. There’s a school of people out there who believe that hotel key cards must contain personal information including credit card numbers and details. How else could the hotel ‘charge’ items to the right room during your stay? It’s turned into a bit … Continue reading Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Child ID cards: a new fixture at family festivals?

Family-friendly festivals are more popular than ever. From one-day music festivals like the Underage Festival in London to quirky weekend creativity spectaculars like the Just So Festival in Cheshire, our children are getting bitten by the festival bug early. But as the festivals get bigger and more popular, the chances of parents becoming separated from their … Continue reading Child ID cards: a new fixture at family festivals?

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?

Keep your VIP area for VIPs only

Everybody wants access to the VIP area at an event or a festival, which means they’ll try various ways to gain entry. Especially if there’s free food and drink up for grabs. Here are a few tips to help keep your VIP areas just for VIPs … Give VIPs their own event pass Have VIP … Continue reading Keep your VIP area for VIPs only

No Player photo ID card? No play

Has your sports league adopted player photo ID cards? More and more sports clubs are adopting a photo ID card policy, where players have to prove their identity before they can play in a match or game. Cricket leagues and tennis leagues are seeing the benefits, but the scheme is proving to be particularly popular … Continue reading No Player photo ID card? No play

NHS to adopt photo ID cards? Who else can benefit?

If proposed reform plans from the Government come to fruition, you will soon have to present photo ID cards when seeking medical treatment, to prove that you are entitled to receive services from the NHS. This move is regarded in the main as a measure to stop so called ‘health tourism’; where non-nationals come to … Continue reading NHS to adopt photo ID cards? Who else can benefit?

Access control cards – be protected over the Xmas shut down

The Christmas shut down can be open season for thieves and opportunists if your building isn’t adequately protected. A lot of companies close their doors over Christmas and New Year to give all staff time off to celebrate the festive season. However this can mean reduced security if a good access control cards system and … Continue reading Access control cards – be protected over the Xmas shut down

ID cards: would you challenge someone without theirs?

Or more to the point, would your staff challenge someone who didn’t have an ID card around their neck? Many organisations that provide photo ID cards to their staff aren’t vigilant enough about policing them. This is often because there isn’t a company-wide ID policy in place that includes all visitors to the building, therefore … Continue reading ID cards: would you challenge someone without theirs?