When it comes to proximity ID badges, it’s important to keep them protected if you want them to function optimally. Unlike standard ID badges, proximity ID badges can be ruined if too much pressure is applied because the antenna and the electronic chip inside the badge are not made to withstand that high amounts of tension.
Why and How Proximity ID Badges Fail
There are three main reasons why proximity ID badges fail. One of the most common failures comes as a result of damage to the antenna or the bond that holds the antenna and the chip together. Secondly, if the card is exposed to electro static discharge, the integrated circuit in the badge can be damaged. Lastly, strong magnetic fields can affect the programming of the chip inside the card and actually wipe it out. If you would like to help avoid damaging your ID badge, here are a few actions to steer clear of:
- Allowing your ID badge to be exposed to extreme heat.
- Attempting to use your ID badge to scrape ice off go your vehicle.
- Placing a hole punch in the wrong place on your card. All Proximity ID badges have an indicator to show you where you can safely place a hole punch.
- Washing your ID badge in the washing machine.
- Crimping, twisting or bending your ID badge.
Taking necessary action to help protect your ID badges will certainly extend it’s life. Another great step would be to purchase a durable ID badge holder to help protect your badge from the above scenarios.
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