No matter what size your company is, being accountable, managing employees, and managing the security of your information is critical to success. While it might not seem that important to a small company, if you don't have a grasp of this now, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to try and catch up as you grow. How can photo ID cards help? There are several ways.
Finding ID Cards For Your Company
While there are many sources for ID cards available, if you are concerned about protecting your employee's information it is best to hire a company that specializes in making high-quality badges to supply them. These companies offer many options and configurations of badges and since they have all the equipment and supplies, all you have to do is supply the information and pictures. The biggest factor is deciding what information you need or want on the card and the design or layout you will use.
Accountability and Timekeeping
Computer systems that track things like employee hours and locations are being used more and more these days. The system can use the ID card with a magnetic strip or chip embedded to punch the time clock or track when an employee is using a specific software, tool or even workstation. As an employer, you will be able to review the records and see what your employees are doing throughout the day. Tracking how your process works and where employees need to be to get the work done can really help streamline your process and time tracking through card punches will help to streamline the payroll process as well.
Access To Systems
With computer security being such an important aspect of protecting the overall company, finding a way to secure your systems is critical. Passwords and access codes are good but can be hacked, intercepted, and tracked by the savvy cyber thief. ID cards offer another benefit and layer of security that you may not have considered. Installing card scanners on every terminal that has access to your network is a great way to ensure that the system is only being accessed from inside the company and by people that are authorized to do so. While this is not a perfect system, it will go a long way to slow down those people trying to get in remotely.
Building and Property Security
Along with securing your computer systems, you can use ID cards to secure your physical property as well. Locks and card readers are a great way to control access to employee-only areas and allow you to allow or deny entry with a few keystrokes of the computer. Since the locks can be programmed to accept specific ID cards, you can ensure that only people that are supposed to be in an area have access to it. If an employee leaves the company abruptly, you can remove their access very quickly and keep your business secure.