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Posted: 09 Jul 2019
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Smart Schools are Seeing the Benefits of Smart Cards

The ID norm used by students to access their dorms, buy food, or check out books from the library used to be magnetic stripe or barcode cards. Many schools have discovered that using these technologies, especially for door access, is fraught with security vulnerabilities and expensive to maintain over time. It’s becoming...

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Posted: 30 Aug 2017
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Visitor management in the workplace is changing. The paper-based log book with handwritten badges that used to be sufficient is now giving way towards more professional and automated solutions.  I would like to share some insights for managing data within a visitor management solution that I have uncovered while talking to schools, corporate offices, hospitals and others.  In these...

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Posted: 08 Sep 2016
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How do we provide the best security for our students, faculty and staff yet still allow them to move freely throughout the campus? How do we bolster physical security without sacrificing easy access to campus facilities, resources and services? These are the questions that colleges and universities are routinely asking themselves around campus security. 

As real-world fraudulent ID card...

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Posted: 07 Feb 2013
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Implementing smarter smart card issuance with inline personalization

No longer a novelty, smart cards are a part of daily life for many of us. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find “dumb” ID badges personalized only with a color photo and black text that function simply to help others visually verify that we are who we say we are. Today’s smart IDs serve not only as photo...

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