FREE, on-demand whitepaper offers step-by-step guide to credential technology
With security concerns a constant and ever-growing challenge on college campuses, institutions are all seeking reliable, scalable and cost-effective ID issuance solutions. The credentials available to universities today come in a variety of forms and can serve multiple purposes from a simple photo ID to advanced smart cards that incorporate more complex technologies, such as physical access control, access to networks or protected data via a laptop or mobile device, tracking a cardholder’s time and attendance or cashless vending.
But with the spectrum of available secure issuance solutions spanning such a wide array of capabilities, landing on the right solution for an institution’s specific needs can seem a daunting task. In an effort to better shed some light on the subject, HID Global has compiled a list of considerations that should help to simplify a campus’ pursuit of the perfect issuance solution.
The following is just a small preview of the ten considerations covered in HID’s full “Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution” whitepaper:
Security is vital and can never be over stressed, especially as a campus evaluates its options. Hear about the many levels of security that should be considered, including the many printing solutions that support a full range of visual and technical security elements that help ensure that your cardholder identities are always kept secure and tamper-proof.
Ultimately, the efficacy of any secure issuance system comes down to how effectively the issued credentials meet the demands of use over the desired life of the card. Discover how an institution can discern how its card will be used and for how long to help determine the level of durability needed to incorporate an effective solution.
Card Printing Volume
How many cards will you be printing and at what intervals? Not all printers are created equal, and you’ll want to be sure that you select a printer that is actually designed with your specific needs in mind.
Simultaneous Functions and Card Throughput Speed
It’s also critical to consider whether or not to employ multiple simultaneous applications to the cards, such as encoding and lamination, and at what rate finished cards must be disbursed.
When thinking about your ideal secure issuance solution, think about it holistically. What other ways might an ID badge be used in your organization? What other systems functionality do you need to keep in mind when selecting a secure issuance solution?
For additional information about the above topics along with the rest of HID’s full “Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution” download the free whitepaper.