Fraud and theft are constant threats to any organization, and the protections put in place against malicious activities must constantly evolve. To solve this challenge, businesses are deploying multiple levels of security, of which access cards are a critical component. Innovative, print-on-demand (POD) solutions enable a new generation of "intelligent" access cards that contain various technologies such as bar code, magnetic stripe, smart card contact and contactless, and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. Additional security can be applied to cards through tamper-resistant laminates and/or preprinted cards with security features.
This white paper defines how human resources and security departments can print intelligent ID cards to identify employees, visitors and patrons, and manage access to facilities, equipment, and services through a range of "intelligent" access card technologies. The paper also presents several real-world examples of how companies have benefited from access cards that contain multiple layers of security for protecting people, products and property.