School IDs, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow!
When you ask a parent about their most valuable possession, 10 out of 10 of them would say their children. Naturally, society and technology need to work together to keep children safe. A decade or two ago, most students did not need much security in schools or universities, only a simple form of school identification was needed.
Times have changed and so have the standard expectations of identification cards. ID badge cards of today are more sophisticated and expected to do things aside from providing a name. This is where digital identification cards come into the scene.
Today, technology-based school identification cards provide a formal school ID as well access to various university campus needs. Some schools and universities have even mandated high-tech badges for all students as a way to easily identify who and where students are at all times, not to mention, digital ID cards can help officials in times of campus emergencies!
Student cards can be a key to students university dorms, school store for purchasing, school computer labs, library access, access to their meal programs, cashless vending, pay for print jobs, access to copy machines and even laundry services. Using Integrated Transaction Control Systems, the card technology allows access into a secure portal to load money as needed.
In the future, a physical card may not even exist! Virtual school ID badges with mobile credentials, Smart Cards, a card-less Identity Management technology that uses a mobile phone as your school ID card is becoming more and more natural. This can be a way for companies to cut costs, increase security & stay cutting edge!