RFID Badge Holders and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know


Information is almost too easy to transfer. That's why you need to provide personnel with the right type of badge holder that will protect their identity and your company's sensitive information as well.

Most identification (ID) badges double as a key to access a building or department. If for some reason, the information in these IDs is compromised, then at the very least, there's going to be some sort of cost in re-issuing new ones. This is hoping that nothing got hacked into, otherwise your company will have to spend more money debugging your software.

A Solution!

There is a way to avoid such troublesome issues and that is by protecting all your personnel ID badges with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) cardholder. An RFID badge holder prevents thieves from extracting data from your ID badge, credit card, and passport.

Specialist IDs RFID badge holders are designed to block access to any 13.56mhz RFID cards. This includes MIFARE, iCLASS, PIV, CAC, TWIC, e-Passports and more. We have a large catalog of options to choose from, but here is a shortlist of the kind we have available to you:

RFID Blocking Shielded Credit Card Sleeves (P/N 1840-5084)

This badge holder is simple, thin, and lightweight. It can hug your ID or credit card and still fit in your wallet. It's durable enough so that it won't tear and best of all, it's water-resistant. It's inexpensive with a cost of 79 cents per unit. This badge holder is made in America and also approved by the General Services Administration (GSA), a government entity whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.

Identity Stronghold IDSH7004-BLK RFID Blocking Secure Mini Wallet

You might even make a little profit with this designer RFID wallet. Give your personnel the option to purchase an RFID wallet from your company at a discount price as an employee perk. These wallets start out at only $16.99 but can be purchased at a lesser price when ordered in bulk.

This mini wallet has 3 slots and a clear vinyl slot to slip your photo ID into. The IDSH7004 wallet also has a zipper pouch to secure other RFID credit and debit cards along with coins and paper currency.

SkimSAFE FIPS 201 RFID Blocking 2-Card ID Holder (AH-210)

The SkimSAFE RFID cardholder is a rigid card hard holder that won't allow your ID to bend, fold, or tear. It can hold 2 standard credit card size IDs and comes in 3 colors: black, blue, and clear. For your convenience, this cardholder has two slot holes that allow you to display an ID card vertically or horizontally. The SkimSAFE line also protects information from US government-issued cards.

Learn more about the SkimSAFE brand in this video.

Identity Stronghold IDSH3004-001B Secure Badgeholder Flex

If you're looking to add more flare or provide more order within your organization, use the Stronghold badge holders that offer more color options. It can either be a fun way for personnel to display and protect their badge information or you can use the colors to identify certain departments.

This video will explain just how Stronghold RFID badge holders work.

View Specialist IDs full online inventory of RFID badge holders here. Place your order today with Specialist ID at 1-800-380-6726 or contact us online.

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