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

Out with the old…

If you’re about to order your new club cards for the 2014-2015 season, take a minute to really consider what you want them to do before just reprinting last years. It’s likely they could be generating more value and be performing more functions than they currently do.   What would you like your club cards … Continue reading Out with the old…

Beware clones: are your Mifare cards genuine?

Mifare cards are one of the most widely used and best-selling smart cards on the market, most commonly used as contactless cards, e-tickets and readers worldwide. Most transport providers use Mifare cards, as do schools, sports organisations and many other businesses. Genuine Mifare cards use NXP chips from NXP Semiconductors, a trademarked product that guarantees … Continue reading Beware clones: are your Mifare cards genuine?

New membership cards for January?

If your membership programme renews in January, now is the ideal time to look at your membership cards and consider what you want them to do in 2014. It’s likely that they could be performing more functions for you than they currently are. What would you like your cards to do?    Increasing numbers of … Continue reading New membership cards for January?

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?

The benefits of photo ID cards

Thinking about making photo ID cards standard issue for your organisation? Badging staff with photo ID cards can play a significant factor in ensuring the security of your building, and the protection of your employees. A photo ID programme is almost always beneficial to companies with large numbers of staff, particularly if they work across … Continue reading The benefits of photo ID cards

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

School ID cards that pay for your lunch

With half-term over and the evenings drawing in, many schools and colleges are reviewing their security systems and procedures. This often leads to the consideration of school ID cards, as more educational establishments see the benefits of safeguarding staff and pupils. But did you know that an identity card can be much more than just … Continue reading School ID cards that pay for your lunch

Which access control cards system do I need?

There are a plethora of access control cards and systems out there on the market, ranging from basic door entry systems for small businesses through to highly sophisticated remote access security systems for larger enterprises across multiple sites. The choice can be overwhelming, especially when you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. Look at … Continue reading Which access control cards system do I need?

Key fobs, wrist tags, smart cards – what do I need?

Help! I need more key fobs but don’t know what to order There are hundreds of access control cards, key fobs, wrist tags, ring tags, tokens, clamshells, mifare smart cards (the list goes on) out there, and a lot of them look the same. If you need to order more for your current system but aren’t … Continue reading Key fobs, wrist tags, smart cards – what do I need?