Datacard Group - Education


School ID Card Systems

College and University Campus Cards

Multi-application campus student ID cards enhance visual identification and create a single way to access a variety systems and services; increasing efficiency for students and increasing revenues for your campus.

With Datacard® campus ID solutions, you can issue secure, durable student ID cards that:

  • Enable student access to dorms, labs, classrooms, parking and events
  • Allow students to check out library books, purchase meals and get cash from ATMs
  • Ensure secure login to local networks and databases
  • Integrate seamlessly with existing campus management systems

Issuers around the world trust Datacard to create highly successful card programs.
Here is why:

  • Essential benefits. We help establish programs that maximize security and optimize efficiency while reducing risk and total cost of operation.
  • Superior security. We enable customers to create highly secure identity documents that protect people, facilities, networks and other critical resources.
  • Best practices. As a central figure in highly secure programs worldwide, Datacard has deep knowledge of industry best practices and can give customers direct access to it.
  • Comprehensive portfolio. Our solutions include innovative software, reliable hardware, secure supplies and expert service with a global footprint.
  • Collaborative approach. Datacard collaborates with leading school and campus integrators to provide complete solutions for all types of campuses.
  • Flexibility. Flexibility is critical for meeting specific needs. Our solutions can easily adapt to new requirements, technologies and processes.

Datacard works hard to help you take on new challenges in a rapidly changing education market.

Safety and Security
Ideally, your campus is a place where students feel safe and remain protected from a variety of common and uncommon threats. Establishing a successful, well-designed secure ID program is an essential requirement for maintaining security throughout K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions.

Datacard® solutions for education enable schools of all sizes to create a safe, secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. Because our portfolio includes such a wide variety of choices, it is easy to find a solution that aligns with your schedule, budget and program size.

One Card for Everything
Campus card systems can be used virtually everywhere — in dorms, libraries, labs, cafeterias, bookstores and even vending machines. The challenge for schools is offering all of these capabilities without creating a web of disconnected card programs.

Datacard offers many ways for schools to issue one card that does it all. By working with all types of multi-application cards that encompass all of the technologies schools needs it allows for easy integration with existing access control systems, campus card solutions and cashless payment. This approach increases productivity by automating formerly manual processes, and it helps protect the budget because there is only one card program to manage.

Continuous Convenience
Today’s students have very different expectations than the previous generation. Tech-savvy millenials are accustomed to mobile devices and cashless payment. They demand convenience and ease of use, especially when it comes to transactions around campus.

Datacard® solutions support card programs that appeal to this demographic. Versatile campus cards offer an excellent way for your school to create a reputation for innovation and attract students who value it. Plus, card-driven solutions help create new revenue streams for your campus.

Spring Lake Park School District Case Study

Entrust Datacard helped improve the security of school ID badges issued to over 5000 students, 600 staff and day-to-day visitors in the Spring Lake Park School District. The solution included ID Works software and CD800 card printers at three badge printing centers.