We’ve all been to that fundraiser, awards banquet or committee meeting where we write our name on a peel and stick label. At times the label just has a simple coloured border, at other times ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ is pre-printed on the label. Either way, it’s a struggle to position it straight, notwithstanding the nagging questions, ‘Can anyone read this handwriting?’; or ‘Will any glue residue will be left behind on this shirt?’; or ‘Will this stay attached?’.

In today’s environment, an important consideration is event security, but those adhesive style labels, that can be purchased in the stationery department of pretty much any retail outlet across Canada, means that entry not that difficult for an unauthorized person.

Event Security: Make Sure Your Spring Event Is Secure With ID Cards

In the last 20 years, Canadians have become familiar with security products like plastic ID badges on medical personnel and banking staff, and employees in other industries are quickly becoming accustomed to using a personal ID badge for entering their place of employment. The technology for creating ID cards has become affordable to the point that nearly any good-sized gathering can benefit from the security offered by ID cards. Expensive software is not required – simply get your own ID printer and learn how to use it. Similar to software on your home computer for producing mailing labels, software for printing plastic name badges is dedicated to that purpose and readily available at affordable prices.

Consider an annual conference at a large hotel, where this year’s guests have pre-registered and others will register the day of the event. Attendees will pick up their ID badges and a complimentary lanyard at check-in. Walk-in registrations will have a badge printed on the spot through a portable printer. These types of portable security products can be purchased for a reasonable cost, with blank cards and ink the only ongoing expense, and the security benefits are evident to anyone who has attended one of these events.

Attendees no longer leave and enter the conference with little checking other than a visual look at the person’s name badge, and badges are scanned for authorized entrance or lead generation. Rigid plastic ID badges with the organization’s logo and a guest’s name ensure that the person has registered, contributing to the event running securely. Most importantly, they keep out potential thieves or those wishing to disrupt the event; if this is an ongoing or annual event, and you need to ensure that people attend next time, you need ID cards to ensure that things run smoothly.

In Canada today, there is a vast array of security products and systems available, but a respectable start is that ubiquitous plastic ID card: simple, affordable and readily accepted by your employees or guests. Reputable companies, right here in Canada, carry all the accessories needed to create the appropriate identification for your event.

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