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Protecting students is the primary concern for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. Staff IDs and visitor management are pivotal components for tracking adults on premises and keeping students secure. We have worked with hundreds of schools in the public and private sectors, developing a deep understanding of their unique processes—yet no two schools have the exact same needs. That is why we take a consultative approach asking smart questions, to find the best solution for you.
Is your school using antiquated paper attendance tracking and manual visitor log books? Improve school security by updating the visitor sign-in process with an automated ID card scanning solution. Ensure that along with the visitor’s name, date and time of entry, you also have their address, driver’s license number and basic physical description in your system. With a driver’s license scanner added to your school security system software you can do just that. Additionally, watch list integration can check each visitor against a national or internal database to make it less likely that known high-risk and dangerous persons gain entry to your facilities.
Student Attendance Tracking
In addition to increasing safety, modern attendance tracking software can save time and money for teachers and schools alike. Using the existing student and staff ID cards on use on your campus, upgrade your school tracking system by incorporating magnetic stripe, barcode reader or proximity smart card technologies. Attendance tracking software increases accuracy with immediate transmission to a central location, offering the ability to quickly compile attendance data from which you can learn if certain classes routinely struggle with attendance problems, and which students if any, are frequently tardy to class or absent. Depending on your school’s policy you can also automatically notify parents, print tardy notices and issue warnings.
Multiple Application Student IDs
Schools and Educational institutions can save money by using a single photo ID card to serve a multitude of applications. Student ID cards serve first and foremost as a form of identification, but can also be used for school food service account management, access to computers and technology facilities, secure access control and for tracking student activity and attendance.
On-demand ID Card Printing
With an onsite photo ID system student, faculty, staff and visitor IDs can be produced on-demand using photo ID printers, with very little wait time. Students can have their photos taken and receive their printed ID cards within minutes—without involving an outside vendor and the time and cost involved in dealing with one.
Plastic ID badges serve to visually identify students, staff and visitors at a glance. There are countless techniques for adding visual verification and security to your school photo ID cards.
A basic level of security can be incorporated into your ID cards simply within the ID card design, but rather than just putting a photo on a plain white background, a practice which can easily be replicated fraudulently, consider using custom imagery or holographic ID card overlaminates on your personalized ID cards.
To further easily distinguish between students, faculty and other staff, incorporate a color-coding system into your card design. Be sure to use self-expiring temporary visitor badges for campus visitors. These temporary ID cards cannot be reused after the day for which they have been issued, and visually show to be expired after their approved allotted time (1 hour, 1 week, 1 month, etc..).
Multi-use ID cards such as magnetic name badges and those with a printed barcode can be used to manage your school lunch program as well as a library ID card check-out system.
Any form of readable technology on a student ID card can store such student information as emergency contact information, medical history (medications or allergies), and lunch account balances. With multi-use ID cards, schools can track student attendance as well as transaction data reports from school cafeteria purchases.
Automated School Lunch Programs
School lunch programs can be automated using encoded technology on ID cards to store student account numbers. When lunch is “purchased” and an ID card is swiped through a card reader, the dollar amount of the lunch is deducted from the card account balance. A magnetic stripe reader such as a scanner or swiper would be used with a magnetic stripe card. In addition to lunch account management, a magnetic stripe can also be used for authorized entrance into school activities, making healthy vending machine purchases, and making activities fee payments.
Preprinted Suicide Hotline ID Cards
For California schools, we offer preprinted SB-972 approved pre-printed ID cards with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline already printed on the back. This allows schools to continue printing ID card templates and include the required information without having to redesign, saving time and money.
To learn more about our bundled solutions for elementary, middle school and high schools please contact us today! We will help you find a better way!
Having served elementary, middle and high schools of all sizes for nearly two decades allows our team of experts to identify unique solutions our competitors may not recognize. As natural learners and strategic thinkers, we continually explore innovative technologies for greater security and efficiency for your school.
Our nation's largest school districts trust us with their most complex identity and visitor management requirements. Our deep knowledge of industry best practices continues to serve our clients, both big and small, meeting their needs today and for the future.
Gain peace of mind knowing your identity management solution is custom-tailored to your school's procedures, systems and needs. Our value is created through dialogue and understanding to provide a genuine, dedicated and caring experience for your unique requirements.
A new Senate bill requires student ID cards to include information for suicide prevention. While this bill is an important step towards addressing mental health, it places a new challenge on school administrators during their busiest time of year.