Badge Holders, Reels & Lanyards

How to Wear Smart Cards without Slot Punching

Man wearing ID card with gripper attachment

ID Holders for Smart Cards
Many of our customers use smart cards within their organization, whether it be for door entry or building access, biometric data, or any other form of identification or authentication. Coupled with the ever-increasing need for security, these companies are printing photo IDs on cards which are also required by their employees to be clearly displayed at all times.

The tricky thing with the average smart card is that they have an intricate antenna built inside of them. If smart cards are slot punched in the wrong place (which is very easy to do!), you could potentially damage (or destroy) that antenna which will render the card unusable.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, “How can I prevent this?” While these types of technology cards do have guides on the card’s surface to indicate where to punch the card, we have many solutions that don’t even require the use of a slot punch.

Not only will this potentially save you money by preventing damage to the expensive internal components of a smart card; it will also save you time by not having to punch them.

Here are a couple of customer favorites:

Examples of Smart Card ID Holders

ID Badge Holders
We carry a wide variety of badge holders, from rigid to flexible, as well as a number of smart card holders and earth-friendly options. There are many factors to consider when choosing an ID holder, such as:

  • the environment it will be used in
  • the orientation of the ID card
  • whether the card needs to be easily removable

If you have more than one card that you’re required to carry, we also have multiple-card holders. They’re the optimal solution to keep your credentials in one easy-to-access holder.

The best part about smart card holders is that they can be used with any type of ID badge accessories like badge clips, badge reels, or lanyards. This is because they have a slot at the top to attach the holder too. You can even customize the badge holders with your company’s name or logo to promote brand recognition.

Examples of ID Card Grippers

If a badge holder doesn’t sound like the right solution for you, you’ll have to check out our ID card grippers. Card grippers are a great option to keep your credentials safe, secure, and visible. Although they’re small, they are pretty mighty (and reliable!) when it comes to holding cards.

The silicon core within the badge grippers can securely hold up to five pounds of vertical force and even more than five pounds of horizontal force. They also help prevent damage to smart cards, prox cards, and other technology cards with internal RFID components.

To use badge grippers, you just need to slide the badge into the opening, and the silicon core can be attached it to virtually any lanyard, badge reel, or strap clip. Like their ID badge holder counterparts, grippers can also be customized to help you proudly show your brand.

If you’re not sure which ID holder is right for the smart cards your organization uses, give one of our friendly, knowledgeable ID Professionals a call at (800) 321-4405. We’re here to help!

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