Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.
Being able to quickly and easily identify employees within the workplace can help reduce security threats. One of the simplest ways to increase your ability to identify any employee at any time is to require those you hire to wear photo ID badges. Ensuring that these badges cannot be replicated is critical when it comes to protecting your company and its assets.
Here are three tips that you can use to increase the security of your employee photo ID badges in the future.
1. Add magnetic strips to your photo ID badges.
Magnetic strips can be programmed to house data that identifies each employee. Pertinent information like security clearances, job description, and personnel records can be tied to a magnetic strip.
By adding a magnetic strip to your employee ID badges, you make it difficult for an individual to create a counterfeit. Magnetic strips come at a minimal cost, but they can provide a significant benefit by keeping would-be criminals from accessing your company's information and assets.
2. Allow your ID badges to double as access cards.
By installing a computerized chip in each of your employee ID badges, you can easily control which individuals have access to certain areas within your corporate offices. Access readers can be installed throughout your company and act as locks on doors to high-security areas.
Only employees with the clearance to access these areas will have the appropriate chip installed in their ID badges. By requiring employees to use a proximity chip to access high-security areas, you can monitor who enters and exits, and how long they remain inside the area. This information can help you identify potentially dangerous behaviors that could lead to your company's data and assets being compromised.
3. Print your employee ID badges in-house.
If you plan to use photo ID badges to identify your employees, it can be beneficial to invest in the hardware and programs required to print these badges in-house. By eliminating a third-party printer, you gain greater control over who has access to the design of your ID badges.
This increased level of control allows you to reduce the risk of having the design of your company's badges fall into the hands of a counterfeiter.
Implementing photo ID badges within your corporate offices can be a great way to provide better security for your company's assets and information. Make sure that your ID badges are secure by adding both a magnetic strip and access chip, and by choosing to print your cards in-house to prevent fraud.