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How to Choose the Right ID Badge Holder

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 25, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Your office is getting ready to launch its new employee badge program, and you need to buy new ID badge holders.

Where do you begin?

When it comes to choosing this common ID accessory, many people will have only a vague idea of what they need: "some plastic thing to carry the card, and then a way to wear it too."

Accurate, but not very helpful!

In many cases, people are unaware of how many options there are for something as simple as an ID badge holder. Think of all the possibilities: Rigid. Flexible. Color. Clear. Shielded. Multi-card. Arm-band. Credential wallet. Premium vinyl.

The list goes on and on. It's enough to overwhelm any shopper, and definitely makes the buying process much more difficult.

However, it's a lot easier to zero in on the perfect badge holder for your needs if you're able to narrow down the list of options by asking yourself a series of qualifying questions.

When it comes to badge holders, ask yourself what you need

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Topics: card accessories, ID tips, badge holders, shielded badge holders, custom badge reels

How Do Shielded Badge Holders Work? [Video]

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Identity and data theft are hot topics in today's security industry. News stories on credit card databases being hacked or malicious equipment being found at ATMs frequently pop up in the headlines.

Shielded badge holders were developed in response to threats from this kind of data theft, known as "skimming." Skimming basically refers to the practice of reading or copying data off of a card without authorization.

Some skimmers, like the ones installed at ATMs or gas pumps, require a user to swipe his or her card in order for the information on that card to be copied; that copied information can then be used by hackers or criminals.

Other skimmers, however, are contactless, and can glean information off of cards from several feet away.

Shielded badge holders are used for protection of the latter form of skimming, serving as a way to ensure that data written to smart cards doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

See the difference made by a shielded badge holder

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Topics: shielded badge holders, badge holders, id card security, data security

What Are Shielded Badge Holders and How Do They Work?

Posted by Dan Ryan on Sep 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you've been browsing our site looking for a new ID card holder, chances are you've encountered the term "shielded badge holder" at some point. And unless you're as familiar with ID products as we are, you probably had a very basic (but valid) question:

"What the heck is a shielded badge holder?"

A shielded badge holder sounds like it could be one of several things:

  • Did it get that name by being the favorite ID badge holder of medieval knights?
  • Is it just another name for a non-flexible badge holder?
  • Maybe it's a soft badge holder coated in an outer shell, like a turtle...

In reality, shielded badge holders are none of the above. Instead, shielded badge holders serve as a pretty basic solution to a very modern problem.

What is a shielded badge holder?

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Topics: card accessories, modern security, data security, shielded badge holders, government ID cards, security tips, badge holders

Product Spotlight: CardProtectors™ Shielded Card Holders

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 16, 2016 4:23:25 PM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: CardProtectors Open-Face 1-Card Holder
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: 1840-5091, 1840-5092

CardProtectors: the name itself sounds imposing.

The name "CardProtectors" makes it clear that nothing is going to mess with your ID credential. And with any shielded badge holder, that's the ultimate goal: to protect the data stored on a smart card. 

We've discussed shielded badge holders on this blog before, and a more recent post illustrated just how real the threat of data theft from skimming is to all smart card users. 

It's arguably never been more important to use some kind of tool to protect your smart employee badges.  

With the threats of skimming in mind, CardProtectors shielded card holders are the perfect badge holder to protect your smart cards, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that no data is stolen and no cards are cloned.

What makes CardProtectors special?

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Topics: card security, shielded badge holders, product spotlight, government badge holders, security tips, badge holders

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