The smartest ID solutions

Sponsored: Providing a secure environment for learning, with Essentra Security

At Essentra Security we have supplied the education sector for over 20 years with a range of expert ID solutions. We make it easy for you, taking care of the whole end-to-end process from installing your system to providing you with experienced technical support.

Working in partnership with British manufacturer Magicard Ltd, a pioneer of ID card printing technologies, we have recently announced the RioPro360 ID and smart card printer. This desktop printer can print on any card compatible with access control and time management systems, complete with full colour photo, a signature, a barcode and smart chip for electronic security, thus giving you the flexibility to create high-quality IDs tailored to your needs.

Historically, student ID cards have been used for visual identification purposes only but can be seen on campus today being used for a variety of applications including:

– Access control – authorise who can go where and manage access to restricted areas 

 – Attendance monitoring – record attendance using a clock-in and clock-out system and collect data to save time on reporting 

 – Cashless vending – make payments at the library, cafeteria, photocopier or on public transport using a card pre-loaded with credit or linked to an account

 – Faster processing – instantly replace lost or damaged cards quickly and efficiently 

The ability to issue ID cards quickly is a fast and effective way to make sure all students and staff have the proper identification from enrolment onwards. Our solutions eliminate the time required by traditional methods to process and print and provide you with everything you need including software and accessories.

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