Photo Identification Cards Guarantee Security For The User

by : Jones Wright

The photo identification cards have become an essential part of normal everyday life. For most people an identification Card (ID cards) is an ID badge worn at work, this is not the case always, there exists a wide spectrum of ID cards applicable in different fields. From drivers license to transit passes used in busses, or even in credit cards, there are various types of photo ID cards designed to perform specific functions. However, every ID card has its own requirement in sync with the system in which it operates.

The photo ID cards can vary in shape, size, and functions depending on the type of requirement. Whether used for business or by an individual, the photo identification cards can bring about a considerable difference in the safety and efficiency of your security and identification system. The ID cards not only ensures safety of the holder, it can also save you in emergency situations as in case of an medical emergency the card would help people identify you and contact your family.

What is a Photo identification card?

Essentially a photo ID card is a standardized documentation meant for verifying different aspects of your identity. The card generally comprises of a permanent plastic laminate enclosing a photographically exposable film chip, which can be developed through a single processing fluid.

There is a core spacer in the laminate with a compartment for receiving the chip, having the spacer circumference virtually the entire edge perimeter of the chip. The transparent cover panels, which are fused to the spacer by plastic-to-plastic bonds, defend the chip and also allow exposure and display through the laminate. There are access ports that are projected from the exterior of the laminate, the compartment for delivering the processing fluid to the chip.

Typically, the photo identification cards contain information or database of the bearer including – the holders full name, a portrait photo, age, birth date, address, an identification number, profession or rank, restrictions, citizenship status, blood type and Rhesus factor. The new technologies have enabled ID cards with biometric information, like face, hand or iris measurements, photographs or fingerprints.

Things to consider for photo Identification cards:

In order to implement the identification system, the foremost requirement is to know the purpose of the system. For instance, when considering a person authorized to launch an atomic weapon, the required information would be very different from that required for a paid passenger of a train. So, the purpose of the card must be clear.

In some cases the card may serve more than one purpose. Consider a drivers license, it normally serves to prove driver's level of competency in driving. Surprisingly, today the driver’s license is mainly used as photo ID card. The next thing would be to implement the system. The purpose of the system would be to control the access over the system.

With basic information it is now possible to design the system. Photo on the card is imperative; the signature can probably be neglected, as there would be electronic means of verification. This is the case when security is the major cause of concern, however in some applications the cost might determine the type of identification system.

Considering the latest photo identification cards, which are the direct printed card, several companies have employed the latest system that allows taking a photo and printing it with any details directly on to the card. Such an arrangement not only offers higher quality card, it also generates full-proof security.