🆔 Quality Control and Security Protocol
When developing a security strategy, especially one that is intended to protect the physical health of people, the idea is not only to create the security strategy and system itself, but to ensure that the system, and all of its components, are guarded from compromise. When outsourcing certain elements of the security process, it gives external entities access to the system. A significant number of security breaches are achieved when perpetrators attack third party services that have access to the security system.
While most card printing companies operate with a high level of character and integrity, their staff will simply not have the connection and commitment to the organization or businesses that an employee of that business would have.
Printing I.D. cards in-house will allow the company or organization to have complete control over all security measures. It will be more difficult for an outsider to get in to create fake I.D.s.
🆔 Absolute Control Over the Design and Production Process
Because it is likely that these I.D. cards will often be worn by employees in a manner that makes them visible to the general public, the card will be a part of the company’s brand. Printing the card in-house means that the company or organization will have complete control over the design and the entire production process.
Additionally, printing the cards on site means that it will be easier and quicker to reprint lost or stolen cards. The company can purchase a card printer at a relatively reasonable price, while setting up the proper protocol to ensure that the number of people who will have access to the printer will be minimal. Limiting access, can be done through a passcode process, making it necessary to enter a password before being allowed to print a card.
While protecting the profit margin is always a concern, sometimes there are situations in which the most cost effective method is not the most practical. Printing I.D. cards in-house may be slightly costlier, but provides the control necessary to ensure that security protocol is being followed.