How Government Agencies Are Utilizing ID Cards To Take Control of Security

It’s a known fact that government agencies across the U.S. require a higher level of security due to the amount of sensitive information they keep on file. They must maintain control over their public facilities and require more stringent security practices than the normal building. With constant risks of attempted forgery and tampering, government agencies must ensure that only authorized personnel have access to public records and their facilities. A great way to take control and bring security to the next level is investing in a fully comprehensive ID card solution. Most agencies today are implementing an ID card policy to help ensure confidential information stays private.

ID Cards serve as proof of identity and are used by Government Agencies for various purposes. This includes access to Federal facilities where all Federal employees and contractors typically use ID cards to gain access to a government facility. They also use the cards to secure areas within a building that only certain employees can enter. Another huge push for ID Cards includes law enforcement and police stations. Most police officers and other law enforcement personnel carry official ID cards. This helps citizens confirm that they are dealing with a real police officer.

While the federal government has exclusive authority to govern matters of immigration, state and local governments retain the right to enact laws that protect their residents.   One strategy that a number of local governments across the country have adopted is to issue photo ID cards.

Cities and counties administer local programs, decide how to run their police forces, and make decisions about education and other services to their residents.  Localities across the country have routinely used their authority to create and issue various identification documents, including employee and visitor ID cards.

It's important that a government entity finds the perfect ID Card solutions and uses a trusted vendor. Idesco works closely with numerous agencies to ensure that they have the right ID card solution to meet their stringent security requirements. Idesco offers ID card solutions and accessories that include:

  • ID Card Printers. Choose from a variety of printers to meet your government agency’s needs to include single or dual sided printers with the capacity to print security features such as watermarks and specialty ribbons which make counterfeiting extremely difficult.
  • High Quality ID Badges and Cards. Issue visual identification that is resistant to tamper and forgery with a range of ID security solutions and technologies.
  • HID Proximity Cards. Include card proximity features in order to ensure only authorized employees or visitors are given access to restricted areas or zones.
  • TopProx Proximity Cards. The fastest way to get your programmed proximity cards, Idesco will program all TopProx cards onsite and ship within 2 business days.
  • ID Card Software & Badge Accessories: Choose from a wide range of ID software solutions and badge accessories to ensure you have everything you need to keep your government agency operating with max efficiency and security.

When it comes to government agencies, you can never be too safe. The best defense in protecting sensitive information of citizens is controlling who has access. The right ID Card solution can help government agencies take control of their security and not only keep citizens safe; but safeguard their private information by not letting it get into the wrong hands.

About the Author

Andrew Schonzeit, President at Idesco.

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