Secured Visitor Labels – Can a Label Really Enhance Security?

One of the biggest concerns about restricting access is tampering, as the wrong label will allow someone to falsify this information for gaining entry. Security is essential for a number of environments ranging from specimen labs to production facilities. Many companies use badges or labels to manage who is entering and leaving the facility at all times. However, a basic design is easily altered because the date, facility, and individual name can be changed. If the secured visitor label uses common materials, it is easy to create a duplicate for gaining access.

Over the years, there have been numerous instances where someone falsifies a label to enter a facility and alter a specimen or perform some type of damaging task. Whether it be to get their hands on a medicine, product, or cause harm in another manner. With a wide array of visitors, secured visitor labels are one method for keeping track of who is in the building throughout each day. Certain characteristics must be present on these labels to ensure they are tamper proof.

Advantages of Self-Expiring, Tamper Proof Labels

We have all seen at least one movie where an individual makes a copy of a badge or steals a visitor label to gain access. Common materials and handwritten labels make gaining entry easy. This is disastrous because it allows someone to easily enter an area even when not permitted to be there. Having a viable piece of identification is essential to monitoring any area or facility. Secured visitor labels provide a few benefits including:

  • Single Use Access
  • Ability to Keep a Log
  • Less Chance of Forgery
  • Reduced Risk of Re-Entry

A common peel and stick label is easy to fake, especially when the information is written on it. Additional measures must be used to ensure these items are tamper proof and secure. One such measure is using self-imaging sheets to create a copy of each secured visitor label handed out by the facility, department, and so on. Self-expiring is another important quality, as the word VOID appears after 24 hours have passed. This specific quality has proven to be beneficial since it is less likely for someone to pick it up for use at another time.

The chance of unauthorized entry is greatly reduced just by applying these two qualities to your secured visitor labels. Use of less common materials and adding customization to the design have also proven to be beneficial. Each of these traits makes the label harder to copy or duplicate thus enhancing building security. What about other characteristics such as a barcode or identification number? Every step you take to reinforce security is definitely a win because it deters individuals from attempting to tamper with the secured visitor label.

Tamper resistant qualities help create a secure environment where only authorized individuals are permitted to enter. At Shamrock Labels, we use a number of different approaches to provide customers with tamper-proof labeling. Whether you need a self-expiring visitor label or require measures to prevent someone from tampering with medication, we have several solutions to meet these needs. We also offer a number of customization options to ensure each label is tamper-proof and dependable.

If you have any questions about secured visitor labels feel free to contact us at (800) 323-0249 or fill out our contact form and we will get right back to you!

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