When printing secure ID cards, it’s also important to secure the system that creates the cards. Several printer models are available with advanced printer security features to deter theft and unauthorized access.
Password protection is an easy way to safeguard your ID card printer. The Fargo DTC4500, Zebra ZXP Series 8, and Nisca PR5360LE, for example, can be password protected. When activated, users must enter the secure code in order to use the printer. Some ID software programs can also be password protected, further securing your card printing program.
To secure the printer to its workstation, some printers are set up to support a Kensington lock. This effective theft deterrent is available on several printers, including the Datacard SP75+, Zebra ZXP Series 3, and EDIsecure XID 8300 printers.
Your card supplies are another important item to protect. Some printers are equipped with locking input and/or output card hoppers to protect cards. Replacing stolen supplies can be costly, especially expensive proximity or smart cards. Plus, if your printer supplies get into the wrong hands, you’re at a greater risk of fraudulent duplication. The Evolis Securion offers an advanced centralized key lock that deters unauthorized access to ribbon, film, and cards, including rejected cards.
In addition to using these built-in system features, remember that it’s also important to keep your card printer and supplies in a safe, secure area. Store your supplies in a locked cabinet and keep the number of authorized users to minimum.
If you have questions about securing your card printing program, consult with an ID Expert at (800) 321-4405.