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With Apple Leading the Way, Are Mobile Student ID Cards the Future of Campus Identification?

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Student ID cards have been ubiquitous on college campuses for decades. The thin pieces of PVC are one of the first items students are given when they arrive at school and are essential to the campus experience. 

Need to get into your dorm room? Use your student ID card. Buying lunch at the dining hall? Student ID card. Finally getting around to dealing with that pile of laundry in the corner? Yup — student ID card.

The trusty student ID card has served generations of college students well. It has also evolved with the times, changing from relatively plain cards with little more than a name and photo to today's contactless smart cards that open doors and process payments.

While it's admirable that the trusty student ID card has managed to keep pace in today's tech-focused world, it's about to be challenged by what might be the only thing more ubiquitous on the average college campus: the smartphone.

A limited-use gimmick or the next big thing?

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Topics: student id cards, campus id solutions, tech tips, wearable technology

Go Beyond Cards: 2 Ways to Diversify Your Access Control Program

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jan 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Access cards are a great solution for door control. They're easy to use, combining a familiar form factor (the card) with a simple swiping motion to grant access to doors, closets, cabinets and more.

In the world of door and access control, cards are king. Access cards have been around for decades, and haven't really changed much: a slot here, a serial number there and maybe a little slimming down.

However, while we love our cards, proximity technology has advanced since the early days of the prox card. Proximity chips have gotten smaller in both thickness and diameter, enabling manufacturers to do things with the chips that weren't possible 15 or 20 years ago.

These new options for access and door control provide the best of both worlds, offering familiar proximity technology in a sleek, modern package.

So...how can you diversify your door control and access card program?

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Topics: wearable technology, tech tips, door control, proximity cards, access control, key fob

3 Reasons to Add Access Wristbands to Your School ID Program

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Student ID badges are a pretty common sight at schools across the country, whether they're high schools, middle schools or sprawling universities.

A student ID badge's main goal is to confirm that the student possessing it is, in fact, an authorized student.

The key elements of a good student ID badge include a clear photo of the student, the student's name printed in large text and maybe some school-themed branding, like school colors or a logo.

However, many of today's schools use student ID badges for far more than positive identification.

Today's schools, particularly colleges, need a student ID badge that can grant access to the gym, pay for meals at the cafeteria and get a student on the campus shuttle bus.

Even today's high schools are getting into using "smart" student ID badges, requiring students to use a card to pay for lunch instead of using cash.

With school budgeting season in full swing, you may be looking to update or overhaul your existing student ID badge program.

If so, now is a great time to make the switch from a card-based credential system to a far more modern solution: wristbands!

Add a modern twist to your school ID program

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Topics: education, UBand, access wristbands, school ID tips, school identification, tech tips, wearable technology

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