Apr 21

by Admin

Lanyards – security access control and promotional uses

Lanyards – A Practical Accessory for use in Security Access Control.

As an item associated with security and access control, lanyards are able to provide a convenient tether with which to anchor ID tags, with or without holders (click link to view our plastic wallet and Rigid card holder range), depending upon their design and perhaps keys. They offer a means with which to keep such items safe, yet also allowing them to remain readily accessible. In other situations, however, precisely the same functions may, instead, be applied to secure recreational items, such as whistles, pens, sunglasses and, more recently, flash drives and miniature LED flashlights. Available in a wide range of patterns and colours, they can also serve the wearer as a casual fashion accessory.

Whatever their primary role, these simple devices may be used to deliver an additional function of brand awareness. In a security access control situation, the lanyards used to display the identity of an individual employee may also be used to display corporate identity. Its fabric may easily be custom printed to present a company’s logo and its corporate colour scheme, and possibly its contact details for use in the event that it may be mislaid. The fact that, in most of their forms, these items have a large printable surface area that presents an ideal medium for branding means that they may also be of great value as a promotional tool that is both inexpensive and practical. This will ensure prolonged and repeated exposure for an advertiser’s message.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the material, print, attachments and design for your lanyards, if you have a small – medium company that has a very classy brand with a low staff turnover you might chose a durable, pristine quality lanyard with attachments that not only look classy but are durable for many years wear, however if you run a big company with a high staff turnover price might be more important to you as the lanyards will more than likely not have years of use.  The specific demands of the job may also influence the choice. Where personnel may be required to work at night in areas where there is vehicular traffic, safety considerations are likely to be a concern. Some form of high visibility, reflective variant, therefore, is likely to be the most appropriate choice.

A company that is planning such a purchase, whether the lanyards are for security access control or otherwise, may also have concerns about the environment and an increasing number now actively reflect these concerns in their buying policy. As it happens, certain of these product lines now make use of recycled materials, such as the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) obtained from used cooldrink bottles, while others may employ natural, biodegradable materials from sustainable sources, such as bamboo. This means that the needs of buyers who may emphasise the importance of an eco-friendly or green product can also be satisfied.

Supplying lanyards for security access control and promotional purposes, as well as a number of related products to the South African market, we offer the most comprehensive selection available anywhere in the country. Designed for a wide range of applications, they are offered in an equally wide range of fabrics, including the recycled PET and Bamboo, as mentioned above.

Our lanyards are available in a variety of widths and most may be customised with a 1-4 colour screen print or full-colour dye sublimation printed text and imagery. We, at IDCBand, are the clear choice for durable and affordable lanyards for security access control or promotional use.