ID Card Security

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Want to protect your cards from tampering, counterfeiting or physical abuse? Security is increasingly important for universities, colleges and schools. Whether it's registering students, knowing that only your authorized staff have access to your facilities, or ensuring that parents have confidence in the safety of their children; ID cards have an important part to play. ID card printers offer card security features, so that even the most basic card printing application is protected from card alteration or tampering attempts. These patented security features - HoloKote and HoloPatch - provide protection at a minimal cost to all users.

HoloKote is a transparent watermark that prints across the surface of your cards. You can buy ID card printers that are programmed with at least one HoloKote design that can be turned on or off in the driver settings based on your needs. When used with HoloPatch cards, one of the HoloKote logos is highlighted, producing a highly-visible gold seal on your cards for distance visibility.

But do your student ID cards offer you the level of functionality and security you need?

The use of cards in education ranges from traditional Photo ID badges, through access control cards that include magnetic stripes, smart chips or proximity / contactless technology, through to complex multi-application cards that also handle cashless payment and loyalty schemes. ID card printers are able to print all the card features you need for all these cards (photos, barcodes, and security features) and can also write data to the magnetic stripes and chips embedded in the cards at the same time as printing the card. ID card printers create photo ID badges, membership cards and various technology cards for a variety of applications:

  • Faculty and student photo ID badges
  • Library cards.
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Cashless purchases for meals and vending machines.
  • Subsidised meal programs.

So why should you choose an ID card printer?

  • Holokote puts visual security on your cards
  • Great for low-volume applications and high volume printing.
  • You can print all the features you need at the same time as writing to magnetic stripes and embedded chips.

ID card printers are sold through most major access control OEM's, security integrators and dealer channels.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04