It was around this time of year in 1985 that we founded ID Edge. It was a different time back then…The TSA didn’t exist, identity fraud wasn’t a widespread issue, and teenagers weren’t glued to the screens of their smart phones (LOL! OMG!). The times were simpler, but being involved in the high-tech ID security industry of that time, we had a unique insight into some of the technological change that were coming in the security field.
Today, ID printing technology is nothing short of amazing. In the initial years of ID Edge’s existence, ‘high tech’ meant instant photos with a Polaroid camera, a typewriter and a crude laminator.
The change in technological advancement is very hard to overstate. Magnetic stripe encoding, smart chips, holographic images – this stuff was science fiction back then!
But one thing that hasn’t changed over time is our commitment to our customers. Every day when we come to the office, we work hard to maintain that commitment. It takes more than just talk, but the deliberate creation of a company culture that focuses on our customers’ needs above all else.
Keeping Our Customers Secure
Our number one goal has always been to keep our customers and their property safe.
One aspect of this is technological: we work hard to stay abreast the newest developments in ID security technology and the printers that can accommodate these solutions. For example, some of the most recent changes included the widespread adoption of smart chips and advanced holographic printing technology. In the not so distant future, we see biometric technology becoming just as common as magnetic stripes are today. These are exciting times!
But security is more than just about technology…Good technology must be further enhanced with really good security processes. They’re sort of like peanut butter and jelly – great in their own standing, but way better together.
Having worked with thousands of clients over the years, we understand how important security processes are, and one of the hallmarks of working with ID Edge is the added insight we provide to clients in this area. We’ve been able to use this expertise to help many organizations plug holes in their visitor admission and point of entry security processes. In many cases, even just a few incisive changes can have very profound results.
As we reflect back on all these years, and especially on the role our clients played in shaping our company, we can’t help but feel a great sense of appreciation for the organizations that choose to work with us. We’ve said it before, but we cannot underscore this enough: without our clients, our business wouldn’t be possible.
That’s one of the reasons we’ve worked so hard to foster a family-type culture in our company and provide you with the best support possible. We don’t just want to sell you a printer and call it a day – we want to take care of your needs for decades to come.
During this 31st year of ID Edge, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our customers for giving us the opportunity to work with you. We’re honored to have this privilege, and we’re always here for you if you need us. Just pick up the phone, or drop us an e-mail, and we’ll go above and beyond to take care of you!