Why Personnel Equipment Is the Perfect Way to Spend Your End-of-Fiscal-Year Budget

Why Personnel Equipment Is the Perfect Way to Spend Your End-of-Fiscal-Year Budget

Once again, the fiscal year is rapidly approaching its end, and as we march onward toward September 30, the annual financial question resurfaces: How best to spend those end-of-fiscal-year dollars before the calendar page flips into another year’s budget?

Government agencies already use ID holders, badge reels, and lanyards for employee organization, so stocking up on this inventory with the remainder of your budget is a worthwhile investment!

Here are just a few items that many agencies need on a regular basis. 


Lanyards are a simple item that every company needs, but buying the correct one can mean the difference between a piece of gear that everyone loves to use, and creating an inconvenience for your whole team.

Specialist ID offers a wide array of lanyards, and not every style is appropriate for all companies and brands.

The broad categories of lanyards we offer include:

ROUND BREAKAWAY LANYARDS: These round lanyards are designed with break-away points to prevent injury should they get caught or snagged on something. These round lanyards are created out of tightly woven fabric that won’t tear, or wear down and corrode due to rain and sweat. They can also be adjusted to minimize movement during use.

FLAT BREAK-AWAY LANYARDS: This lanyard offers a safety breakaway feature with a metal swivel hook attachment. The flat fabric on this safety lanyard is designed to help prevent the attached ID, card or other attachment from spinning around, and you can select from any one of 12 colors to find a design that matches your school colors, sports team uniforms, corporate brand, or any other purpose.

This lanyard is ideal for team members who are at risk of snagging their lanyards on machinery or other hazards.

AMERICAN MADE ID LANYARDS: For teams that need to command respect in their work such as military, law enforcement, or official inspections, match the quality of your uniform with a stylish American-made lanyard. We offer EK lanyards because of the style, strength, and variety they deliver. These lanyards are both attractive and incredibly strong. They can be worn all day without issue. They can also be used to carry lightweight loads such as single cards, or lightweight wallets. 

Badge reels

white badge reel

ID badge reels come in a variety of styles, with a belt clip, swivel clip, alligator spring clip, and more. They allow you to conveniently reach your ID, keys and small tools while still keeping them compactly stowed when not in use, and are available in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes. 

Badge reels are useful because:

  • They are convenient for carrying magnetic access cards in buildings that have secured areas. Badge reels for nurses, for example, can hold cards that let them access intensive care units, laboratories, pharmacies, and surgical rooms.
  • They eliminate time spent when accessing and storing access cards and ID documents.
  • They prevent loss of cards, keys, and tools.
  • They allow quick access during emergency situations.

Badge holders

badge holder

Our vinyl and rigid ID badge holders help you conveniently carry and protect your photo ID, thanks to their clear protective material that still allows you to clearly display your ID badge or card without removing it.

Most of our cardholders are perfect for daily use at hospitals, government buildings and other working environments that require employees to draw or swipe their photo ID cards for security purposes. Our vast collection of holders comes in various colors, shapes, and sizes and can be attached from lanyards, reel clips, and armbands.

Badge buddies

badge buddy

Badge buddies allow for quick easy identification of key hospital personnel, including nurses, students, doctors, RN, LPN, LVN and more. 

By adding a colored badge buddy role card behind your existing photo ID, both staff and patients will easily be able to recognize who is who in the busy hospital environment. These color-coded badges make identification easy, even from a distance. We carry a huge selection of the most popular badge buddies and also offer custom printing for those harder-to-find or unique titles.

Perhaps best of all, there is no order minimum, so you can order as many or as few of all of these useful items as you need. 

Don’t let that end-of-year money go to waste. Contact Specialist ID for more information on how to find durable, bulk lanyards and other ID products for your team. We’re always available to help out if you need help customizing your order to maximize those excess dollars!

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