Business ID Cards – Secure and Simple
Cries of “Halt, who goes there,” have, today, been replaced by the business ID Cards which Card Technology Services in South Africa specialises in. A guard may still occupy a position next to the gate or turnstile but his role is now that of offering assistance, in the event of an access control system malfunction, rather than to physically check the identities of those wishing to access the building. In many cases, though, the process is totally automatic and requires no human oversight.
Data embedded in the card’s magnetic strip is compared with that in a database to confirm identity, record entries and exits and timestamp them.
The use of business ID Cards in access control has burgeoned with many companies adopting this option. Some employ their own equipment to print ID cards on demand as a means of facilitating entry for clients that are frequent visitors while others simply issue numbered cards for temporary use and record the details of those to whom they are given against the number.
A similar principle to that used in building security can also be applied to data protection that limits access to PC’s and networks to those issued with authorised business ID Cards.
Given suitable software, these cards may be further programmed to limit access to specific sections of the premises like storerooms, washrooms or laboratories to authorised personnel only. Some systems may also conduct a physical comparison of the photograph imprinted on the card with that registered by a CCTV camera at the point of entry, making card transfers between personnel or theft of other’s cards impossible.
While there’s no doubt that their use in controlling building and data access is vital, the role of business ID Cards is far from limited to this field. Marketers too, have been quick to see the value of these inexpensive devices, seeing them as a valuable means of helping to build client communities and, today, almost any store of any significance offers a loyalty card through which regular clients may enjoy discounts and periodic rewards based upon their spending.
Club membership schemes now qualify participants for special rates from multiple service providers such as airlines, hotels and retailers upon presentation of their business ID Cards.
Whether your need is to make cash withdrawals from a bank’s ATM, to make credit purchases at a retail store, to order theatre or movie tickets online or to park your luxury executive saloon in the company car park the chances are that you will require a suitable plastic card to complete the action. With or without an embedded chip, with or without a magnetic strip and with or without a company logo, all such quality business ID Cards are available from CTS.
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