Schools – some ideas to get the most out of your ID Card Printer

From colour coded ID cards for each ‘bubble’ to Staff Cards outlining COVID-19 guidelines, we look at a few ways you can put your plastic card printer to good use If you already print ID cards for Staff and Students using your own ID card printer, you may be looking at a new approach for … Continue reading Schools – some ideas to get the most out of your ID Card Printer

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?

Fluorescent plastic cards & why they’re brilliant

Plastic cards that can’t be ignored – even in the dark You might not choose lurid fluorescent yellow for your next lot of business cards, but having a card that leaps out at you in the gloom is extremely handy in certain situations. Bar tabs & cloakroom tags Down you go to the Cellar bar … Continue reading Fluorescent plastic cards & why they’re brilliant

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?

Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

At The Card Network, we sell more Paxton Net2 Keyfobs, cards and readers than any other manufacturer – by quite a margin. The Paxton Net2 access control system continues to be one of the most popular in the country, especially amongst schools. And with the launch of their new v5 software, the Paxton Net2 just … Continue reading Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

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

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

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?

School visitor policy: mainly common sense?

Security within schools is always an emotive issue, particularly given recent headline hitting events in the US. Is your school at risk from unwanted visitors? Are your procedures adequate? Most importantly, are staff fully briefed on your policy? Would they challenge visitors they didn’t know within the school, if they weren’t accompanied or wearing school … Continue reading School visitor policy: mainly common sense?