ID Cards & Holders
Badge Holders & ID Cards
Shop our wide variety of durable badge holders & cards and lengthen the life of your ID! No more costly reprints or faded photos.
SELECTING THE RIGHT ID BADGE HOLDER
Badge holders extend the life of your ID card by protecting it in a plastic or vinyl case. Most badge holders also have a slot punch, so you can still display your ID card with a strap clip, lanyard, or badge reel. There are a variety of badge holders available for all types of organizations or environments.
Protect ID cards from fading in direct sunlight:
Maintain great looking ID cards with an Anti-Print Transfer Badge Holder. This badge holder won’t stick to your ID card and prevents the ink from fading. It will keep your ID card looking great!
Never lose your ID again:
Prevent lost or misplaced ID cards with a Sealable Badge Holder. The seal securely contains the ID card preventing any card from slipping out and getting lost during day-to-day use. Prevent costly reprints and seal away dirt and water at the same time.
Designate levels of access, grades, or additional security information:
Use Colored Bar Badge Holders. These colorful badge holders make different security designations visible from a distance. Our Colored Bar Badge Holders are perfect for schools and will clearly identify students from various grades or buildings.
Secure your RFID technology:
Protect your information with an RFID Secure Badge Holder. RFID chips encode personal information into your ID card. However this information can easily be stolen. Safeguard your employees’ and company’s information with this secure badge holder.
PROXIMITY CARDS SIMPLIFIED
A proximity card or prox card is a contactless smart card which can be read without insertion into a card reading device. In addition to cards, there are also key fobs and tags that work in a similar fashion. Proximity cards, fobs and tags have a multitude of uses. The most common is door access but this technology can also be used for anything that requires fast data processing speeds like inventory control, identification, employee time and attendance, tolls, ticketing and much more. When ordering proximity cards there are a few things you need to know.
Choose a Type of Proximity Card
There are two types of proximity card designs. One is described as a clam shell card, it is a thicker, cost effective option. ID information is typically applied to this type of card utilizing a 10-mil pvc card that has an adhesive back sold separately. The main benefit to this choice is that the adhesive ID can be removed and the clam shell card can be reused.
The second option is a thinner card that can be fed through an ID card printer to combine both access and ID into one card. The main benefits to this card are 1) the ability to print on the front and back of the card and 2) a mag stripe can be incorporated so the card can serve multiple purposes. The main disadvantage to this choice is that the prox card cannot be reused.
Find the Right Prox FormatIdentify the right prox format for your current door access system which should be specified in information your IT or Security department has regarding your door access system. If you are reordering prox cards, you can just look on a previous box of prox cards you’ve ordered to find it. The most common format is format code H10301 which is a 26 bit card.
Programming InformationOnce the format you need is determined, the part number you would order can be identified. This part number will depend on the manufacturer of the card, IDville offers two manufacturer options, HID and Magicard.
Card Range and Facility CodeNext, you need to specify the data you want programmed into the card. Essentially, this is the code that will be scanned by the door access reader. Sometimes the first couple of numbers specify a building or facility and the rest specify the card holder. Then specify the starting card range number, this is the internal card number that will be programmed into each card and identify the holder of the card.
Proximity cards are pre-programmed for you, we want to ensure the programming is done correctly and that you get exactly what you need. Prox cards are pricey compared to regular PVC ID cards and if the programming is incorrect they will be useless to you. We want to ensure that doesn’t happen. Our ID System Specialists are here to help with any question you may have throughout the process. So just pick up the phone and call, our phone system is not automated, you will get a live person every time! 866.438.4553.