What’s in a name?

David Birch suggests, in the above TED video, that for most transactions requiring an ID, a name is not only unneeded but may serve to only aid identity theft. And, he’s right. (Please watch the video—the concepts he touches on are very interesting.) Wait! Before you yell at us for providing you with ID cards [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

ID Cards in the Digital Age

To call this the "digital age" is misleading. Digital technology can never fully replace analog (try washing your dishes without analog water). And, in addition to this, there rests the resurgence of analog medium which were thought "killed" by their digital counterparts. From vinyl records to photographic film, it seems as though people are thoroughly [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A sign of Professionalism: Photo ID Cards for Staff working in customer’s homes

Do your employees perform services at clients' homes? Do they make sales calls to homeowners? Do they install and/or service equipment in residences? Do they provide consultations or assistance to people at home? If so, they've all confronted the fear of someone reticent to open their door to a stranger.  Each new day seems to bring [...]

By | December 26th, 2016|Clients, Security|

InstantCard – A Perfect Example of ‘Hardware-as-a-Service’

Today, everyone is familiar with the concept of ‘Software-as-a-Service’ (SaaS), where cloud-based services replace traditional software running on a local computer.  A parallel notion, ‘Hardware-as-a-Service’ (HaaS) is coming into common usage, denoting the replacement of local equipment by cloud-based hardware.  A simple example of this is the now-common migration of a server from a local [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Clients, Knowledge|

How reputable is the company providing your Police ID Badges?

With the growing public scrutiny of our nation's law enforcement officers, we see more and more police departments adopting increasingly rigorous identification procedures. One small but vital component of this trend is the rapidly growing demand for professional police ID badges. Well designed, secure, fraud-resistant badges are one further step in re-assuring the public when [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Clients, Knowledge, News, Security|

The Future Promised Us

The Net (1995) and its spurious notions of a Pizza.net The recent cyber attacks affecting the internet yesterday were somewhat surreal. Ignoring the negative aspects, it's strange to be finally living in an age promised us in 90's films. In addition to air, sea, and land, battlefronts now include wireless signal. The strange part, however, is that—despite [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Introduction Video!

We just produced a new video introducing our service. The goal is to give potential clients a quick introduction. (If you'd like a more detailed view of the service, you may always check out our How-To series.) You may now find the video on our How it Works page. Or, for the sake of ease, you may watch [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|All, Card Technology, Clients, News, Uncategorized, Videos|

Can I Take ID Card Photos with My Phone?

YES. The image size and quality of today's standard phones is more than enough for an ID card photo. But, if you're anything like me, you'll want to see exactly how cell phone image sizes compare to the standard ID badge photo. The image to the right shows exactly this. At 600 dpi, the standard ID photo [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Looking forward to those late enrollments

It is, of course, the season for "back to school" posts. And, here at InstantCard, we'd be remiss were we not to join in. Most other posts, however, focus on the present—things which might make the back to school season a little less hectic for you. We are more interested in making things run more [...]

By | September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rio 2016 Press Credentials

Since working with InstantCard I've become increasingly curious as to security measures taken during special events—the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, say. Did you know that for journalists alone there are  seven different accreditation categories? (In case you never saw the need for having multiple, different ID card templates, this might make it a little more [...]

By | August 20th, 2016|Knowledge, News, Security, Uncategorized|