How can schools benefit from new ID card technology?

Many schools are starting to learn about innovations in ID card printing that can make a number of improvements to the way they support their students.

In recent years, ID card system technology has improved greatly and is no longer only affordable at larger institutions like hospitals and universities. In-house ID card printing machines are helping to streamline the attendance process at schools in a timely, cost-effective way.

Recording attendance

Schools have many choices on the types of cards they can use to track daily student attendance. ID cards can now be embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, allowing students to tap their cards onto readers that recognise their unique ID number.

This type of technology can be used to not only record attendance but can be installed on the school bus, in classrooms, in the lunch or assembly room. This allows for tracking students almost anywhere on school premises.

These smart cards can be updated to provide additional functionality quickly on a single base computer held by the school.

Security and integrity

Smart ID card systems at schools can also vastly improve the safety of both staff and pupils. With this type of system, schools are better able to manage visitors on their premises. ID card systems can record data on who has been to the school before and can even be linked to lists of people who are to be excluded.

Schools can implement location and clock management systems that allow staff members to use their ID cards to open locked doors to enter school buildings or portable classrooms. This increases the safety of people on campus but also means premises can be locked at a set times to protect property from damage or theft.

Students with disabilities or injuries can also be enabled to use their cards to access building elevators or special facilities they need around the school.

With technology in the area changing rapidly, it is important to get in contact with the ID card printing experts who can advise you on the best products for your needs.