Video Badging — A Visual Form of Security

Video Badging

Video badging is an effective way of controlling who can go where in your facility.

A video badging solution is a system comprised of a few simple elements to create a much more secure area. Using a CCTV camera, a computer with video badging software and a photo ID card printer, you can capture even more data about your Access Control cardholders and provide manned guard checkpoints with additional recognition of those allowed entry to secure locations. Often today, the video badge is actually printed on the Access Control proximity card, creating an image along with the card being read.  These systems capture the badge-holders facial image that can later be used to identify a person in video recordings, and even provide data for biometric facial recognition systems, an enhanced form of advanced security.

Benefits of Video Badges

The obvious major benefit of video badges is that they allow for us to combine visual identification along with electronic identification. Custom ID Badge templates allow for the use of the badge perimeter space to identify levels of clearance, departments, and divisions of a company and even affiliation with a group.  For example, the Labor & Delivery section of a hospital may have a unique color background to give quick and immediate reference that the holder is OK to be in the L&D ward. Access control systems such as this reduce the need for costly security personnel while still ensuring that the area is safe and secure.

Creating Pathways

When working with video badging systems, it’s critical that we consider the pathways of those who will be impacted by this new access control setup. What that means is that it must be clear who is able to access what locations. For example, some badges could carry a Red Level security clearance and signs posted around the facility could reflect that. This prevents confusion over what areas are accessible by who.

Who Can Benefit?

Video badging systems are ideal for any facility that hosts a diverse group of personnel and needs to limit access to certain individuals while not prohibiting the movement of others. It’s a cost-effective method that is perfect for hospitals, schools, and government facilities.

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (inside and outside plant)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Public Safety DAS
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at, or visit our contact page.  Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.


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