Looking to make sense of your student ID program?
Before PlascoTrac, our core focus was 100% ID badging.
Plasco ID is the nations largest integrator of ID systems. We would be happy to share our many years of experience with the latest trends and technologies in ID card programs for schools.
If ID cards are not required at your school, you are not alone. We have many schools that do not use ID cards using PlascoTrac daily and happily benefiting from remarkable results. While student ID cards are not required for use with PlascoTrac, they certainly make it quick and easy to pull up a student record by scanning a bar code on an ID card. If you don't have ID cards, you can quickly pull up a student’s record by typing in their name or student ID # into PlascoTrac.
If you already have student ID cards provided by another vendor, that is OK too. Assuming the bar code on your current ID card is representative of the identical primary key (usually a student #) you intend to use in PlascoTrac, then your existing bar coded ID cards should work fine. If you would like confirmation, we are happy to test your current bar coded ID cards to confirm compatibility.
These days, schools are largely moving to ID card programs, for a number of reasons. ID cards provide visual identity of students, as well as additional information about them on examination (ex. class, permissions, schedule, etc.). In addition to the obvious benefits mentioned, ID cards are also often a source of pride for students and another opportunity for school branding. Beyond visual ID and ease of use with a system like PlascoTrac, the ID card is quickly becomming a more useful device on campus. From physical access control, to library access, bus passes, meal plans and student store purchases, etc., etc. ID card technology has grown with leaps and bounds over the last few years.
If you havent considered ID programs in the past, because of complexity, or because it was cost prohibitive, we encourage you to contact us. We understand the latest in ID card printing technology, please contact us for additional information and pricing on the most popular choices in ID card printing systems for schools.