How can my staff benefit from Photo ID cards?

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 17.04.2013
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When you start at a new business it can often be hard to know exactly who you are dealing with and although over time you will come to learn the names of the people that you work with, if you are in a big organisation it can be difficult to keep track of everybody at the same time.

Enter the photo ID card.

Designed to give your staff members a form of identification, photo ID cards can prove an incredibly useful tool in quickly identifying your staff members and allowing them to identify each other. It can also be a great way for your clients to know exactly who they are dealing with. Finally if you are looking to improve the security of your business then each individual photo ID card can be turned into a smart card which can be swiped upon entry to your building, thus increasing the security level.

What is a Photo ID card?

A photo ID card is a plastic card which contains a photo and generally some information about the person in the photograph. These can be used for a wide range of different tasks, but generally when they are used in business they are used for either identification or security.

Photo ID cards can be made from either traditional plastic cards or smart cards depending on their purpose and the latter are often used for security purposes, especially in business. If you use a card entry system to your building then turning this card into a photo ID card can not only help to give your staff a form of identification, it can also help to give them security clearance for your building.

What benefits can these bring to a business?

In general photo ID cards can bring about a number of different benefits to your business, but some common examples of these include:

  • The ability to tailor the security levels of your business to meet the needs of your company and your staff by issuing independent ID cards with independent security clearance
  • A great form of identification for your staff members
  • The ability to identify your staff members in front of your clients
  • The ability to identify staff members in secure areas of a business, i.e. at an airport or other port.