Before anything you need to know what you are using your ID cards for. This will help determine they type of system that is best for you.
Identification cards allow for you to put a photo as well as information such as name, address, job title and any other specifications. This is the basic form of an ID card, from here you can add additional features and technologies in order for your cards to have multiple purposes.
Security features can be added to cards in order to prevent counterfeit and tampering as well as increase the durability of the card.
Access cards go along with card readers placed at entrances in your building in order to grant card holders access to certain areas. There are several types of card technologies that allow you to do this including:
Specific printers allow you to quickly print paper cards so you can give vistiors access to your buidling or facility. A driver’s license reader can scan your visitor’s license so the information can be used on the visitor pass. Over time the words ‘Void’ in red will appear across the pass so visitors are prevented form using the pass again. The system stores the visitor’s information so it can be used again at a later time if necessary.
Using magnetic stripes, bar codes and smart cards can also allow you to use cards to make payment transactions. The cards will store data and/or link to the cardholders’ account.
Membership cards allow you to develop customer loyalty. In accordance with a point of sale system these cards can track customer purchases, allowing them discounts and rewards.
7. Time and Attendance
Cards with smart technology and paired with card readers allow you to record information into a time and attendance system when a card is swiped or scanned allowing you to track hours.