Employee ID Badges & Proper DestructionSince the only way to keep unauthorized people out of your building is to use this ID card process, you need to ensure that old or unused badges don’t get into the wrong hands.

 

Access control is a critical element in a business’s security footprint. Knowing who is entering the building or accessing server rooms for example, are all critical factors in resolving security and safety incidents. Most businesses today will use RFID badges and some may even use biometric credentials for employees. 

 

The task of creating and assigning these employee ID badges usually falls on the administrative team whenever a new hire is on-boarded. Real issues can arise whenever an employee loses the badge or is discharged from a company and the ID card needs to be revoked. At this time, simply tossing the ID card into the trash with regular refuse is not safe. 

 

Since the only way to keep unauthorized people out of your building is to use this ID card process, you need to ensure that old or unused badges don’t get into the wrong hands.

 

The first thing you want to consider when accounting for ID badge destruction services is just how much damage someone with illicit access could do with the badge. Will it let them into the building after hours? Give them access to files and computers with customer data? Could they perpetrate a major attack on your business with the card alone? All of these reasons make it critical that you protect all ID badges at all times. 

 

Keep in mind too, that simply cutting up a keycard into pieces or breaking an access ID in half will not render it useless. These magnetic stripe and RFID readers will still work even if only some of the pieces of the badge are retrieved. If the access control is a key fob, the destruction can be even more difficult as they will come in hard to destroy or damage casings. 

 

So what can you do? First, be sure to include a process in your business plans for identification badges. They should be appropriately retrieved, deactivated, and destroyed every time. You cannot risk letting these steps fall by the wayside. Every moment that passes without these ID badges secured puts the business at risk. After you have retrieved them in a timely manner you must then deactivate and safely destroy them. 

 

Legal Shred provides professional shredding and destruction services to help ensure these ID badges are gone for good once an employee leaves. 

 

When it is time for destruction, our services send them into a giant shredder that is specially built to completely destroy the items that are put into it. Our services provide you with peace of mind that no one will have access via this item and we also do our part with your waste to help the planet with recycling and proper destruction practices that lessen the impact on the environment. 

 

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