New School Visitor Badges Are More Quickly Identified, Easier To Use

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, May 13, 2013

Badgetec’s round Visitor Badges can be identified quickly and easily at distances because of their distinctive round shape.  The human eye distinguishes shape more easily than colors or text and hence, round Visitor Badges perform their function better, even more than large rectangular badges.  Visitor badges serve two security purposes in schools:  to identify non-employees in order to control their entry into restricted areas and secondly, to prove their authorization to be in a specific area of the facility. 

Issuing visitor passes that are not clearly displayed or in ones’ pocket defeats the security purpose of temporary passes.  Badgetec’s new clothing-safe Contour Clip® enables visitors to wear the passes high on the front of their garment so that staff members can clearly see them.  For attachment, the Contour Clip® does not require a plastic holder, instead it attaches directly thru a slot in the badge and slides onto the edge of a garment (pocket, lapel, collar) like a “paperclip”.   In addition, these low-cost clip-on badges are preferred over adhesive stickers because of the clothing and housekeeping issues.  Round Visitor Badges can also self-expire by changing color by the next day.

As the primary function of a Visitor Badge is to visually communicate the individual’s status, wearing the Visitor Badge near eye-level is important.  Recognizing that the nametag is very lightweight and the Contour Clip® is safe (no pins-no holes), visitors will tend to attach it to their pocket, collar or lapel without hesitation.  Businesswomen state that they appreciate the new round featherweight design. With the ‘paperclip’ attachment concept, the Contour Clip® slides on easily by tactile-feel. 

These new Visitor Badges are made of durable cardstock sheets that can be laser or inkjet printed.  The standard 8.5x11” diecut sheets have slots punched at the top of each tag for attaching the clip and can be hand-written or printed using Microsoft Word (AVERY®) templates.  One then simply separates the round tags from the sheet and issues them.

BADGETEC was established in 2010.  Headquartered in New York, Badgetec is a socially and environmentally responsible developer and manufacturer of eco-friendly products, providing recyclable and/or reusable cost-effective products, appropriate for their purpose while maintaining professional quality. All products are made in the USA.  For more information and samples, visit:, email, Phone 877-403-7797