3 Prohibit the sharing of badge images online
Make it company policy – your staff, contractors and volunteers need to know that they are prohibited from sharing images of their credentials online. If you catch them bragging about their next job at Sunday’s rugby match, they need to go.
4 Put something on the back
Put something (anything) on the back of the pass. Maybe a map of the venue, or important timings. When people share photos of their badges online, they almost always display the front. No one knows what is on the back.
5 Release badges as late as possible
At large multi-venue events, it’s often easier to ask contractors to collect and distribute the badges to their workers in advance. But do this as late as possible to keep designs confidential and make sure that they give you a record of exactly who is in possession of their badge and who is not.
6 Keep new designs confidential
It’s a good idea to change designs periodically – a simple change in background colour will do, but keep the change confidential until you need to print and distribute badges.
7 Add anti-counterfeit measures
A strip of micro text, or use of a hologram, black light ink or thermal ink will make it virtually impossible to forge a badge correctly. Just make sure your security and access control teams are briefed on what to look for and how to check badges are the real deal.