Identification cards or ID cards are the cards that are used to identify a person and separate him/her from others. Every individual has an individual identity which is important to maintain in personal and professional settings. As the name of a person can identify him in a crowd, the ID card does the same function. Not just in personal lives, but ID cards are widely used in various organizations as well.
In organizations, such as schools, libraries, companies, stores, warehouses, hospitals, etc., ID cards are used for various purposes, such as:
ID cards used to have the basic information of name, gender or a picture of the cardholder used to be included on them. However, with time, due to both technological advancements and the security situations, organizations started putting more as well as secure and individually distinct information on the ID cards by using microchips. Now, usually, the general information put on an ID card includes:
Apart from the evolution of the technology and benefits associated with the magnetic and secured ID cards, one of the major reasons why the organizations started opting for putting secure information on their employee ID cards was the worldwide rise of alarming security circumstances and the use of fake ID cards.
Fake ID cards are the cards that are forged with wrong information and cannot be associated with the holder of the card in reality. Individuals use other people’s information and identity, put it on the cards and misuse them in activities like crime, stealing, robbery, etc. This conceals the culprits’ identity and the innocent person can get involved in police investigations, without even committing a crime.
If an employee’s fake ID card is developed by an outsider, he can misuse it to a great extent. For instance, he can enter the prohibited areas, he can reach the secured and confidential information, misuse the trade secrets of an organization in grabbing the customers, etc. Such scenarios can create enormous issues for the organizations, which they cannot afford.
As the security concerns have risen and the development of fake ID cards has increased, now, organizations are widely incorporating technologies into their ID cards. The thumb impressions, security codes, etc. are impossible to copy, resulting in putting obstacles in the creation of fake ID cards and securing an organization from awful culprits.
Using fake ID cards means a person is using someone else’s identity to do his own unlawful things, if he gets caught, he can be put to jail and may have to face serious consequences.