Your Guide to Military ID Cards

Military personnel with wife and child

Security is crucial for military facilities for the safety of personnel and the protection of equipment, weapons, and confidential information, which is where ID cards play a critical role. Military ID cards serve multiple purposes, such as identifying veterans, military personnel, and family members. Military ID cards unlock more than just building doors; they also allow families of personnel to use eligible benefits.  

Military cards must use the latest technology to safeguard all people, places, and equipment. Avon Security Products identifies the value of a secure military photo ID card, so we use advanced technology and features to meet the unique needs of the Canadian Armed Forces. Here is everything you need to know about military ID cards.

Purpose of Military ID Cards

Military ID cards serve many purposes; learn more about them below.

Identification of Veterans & Military Personnel

Using an efficient ID card system offers quick and easy identification. When military personnel are working on-site, managers and other personnel must be able to identify the individual. Similarly, veterans can use their ID cards to access various benefits in Canada, such as income support, disability, and health care. With proof of ID, veterans can access the benefits they are entitled to for serving their country.

Verification of Family for Benefits

Military personnel or veteran’s spouse or dependent children have access to benefits, such as health care, life insurance, or school payment assistance. However, they must prove their status to be eligible for support.

ID cards simplify the identification process and allow family members to get quick access to benefits they are eligible to receive. This makes it easier for families to cope with certain situations, especially during medical emergencies.

Site, Equipment & Data Protection

Military sites contain important equipment, weapon, and confidential data. Securing these elements is a high priority of military services. Providing ID cards for military personnel is the best way to restrict unauthorized access to these areas. Military ID cards make it easier for security to identify authorized staff. At the same time, advanced scanning systems enable military personnel to enter areas quickly with proximity cards or other smart cards with advanced features.

Features of Military ID Cards

Military ID cards have several features that add value to the security system, some of which are discussed below.

Proximity Technology

A proximity card is a technology that allows the machine to read a card without requiring insertion. These cards typically contain an embedded antenna coil which contains all encoded card data, such as the ID holder’s name, position, and authorization level.

Proximity technology can do wonders for military services, but it’s important for management choosing ID cards to understand the importance of ID badges and the value of proximity technology to make an informed decision when selecting the right system.

Holographic Text

Holographic texts add a unique layer of security to your ID cards to increase visual authenticity. One notable feature of ID cards with hologram technology is that they appear different each time, depending on the light and angle at which they are viewed. A key benefit of holograms is that they are challenging to alter, remove, or duplicate, reducing the risk of counterfeit cards.

Official Watermarks

Adding watermarks to ID cards is another great way to minimize the risk of duplication. The watermark image is typically transparent on the card, showing the authenticity of the military personnel.

ID cards are vital to the Canadian military, serving various purposes. Explore the different functions our card systems provide to choose the best system for your team.

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