If you are looking for an inexpensive way to carry all the important things which you use most of the time, badge lanyards are the best materials to use. If you are going to use your identification card, keys, proximity badges, gate passes, and your mobile phone and you need a quick and easy access to them, you can wear these important items around your neck or on your wrist so that you can get them whenever you need them. Using a badge lanyard will also prevent these important things from getting lost or misplaced.
The Uses of Badge Lanyards
Before the use of badge lanyards became popular, lanyards were used before to tie down different items so that they will not get lost. The uses of lanyards were dated way back in the early 15th century where they were called “Lanière,” which means to hold down an item using a strap. The old lanyards were used to hold a handheld pistol, a whistle, or a sword. These lanyards are also made semi-permanent in color and are usually added to a soldier’s uniform. Once a lanyard is added to a soldier’s uniform, it cannot be removed easily. A lot of members of the navy and cavalry used lanyards to avoid losing any item that they have whenever they are riding a horse or when they are at sea.
A lanyard is also used to know what unit a member of the military comes from. These lanyards are commonly placed at the left shoulder of a soldier, with a whistle or a handheld pistol attached to it.
Even nowadays, these lanyards are used the same way. Since gadgets are becoming smaller and smaller in size, they can easily get lost or misplaced most of the time. Attaching a gadget to a lanyard can assure the owner that the gadget will not get lost and will be within their reach if they need it. Most of the newly made and issued gadgets like smart phones, digital cameras, and music players have a special opening on the side where you can attach a lanyard easily.
Other than gadgets, badge lanyards are also used at different establishments and schools so that the wearer can be easily identified. They are mostly worn around the neck with an ID, proximity badge, name card or card key attached to it.
For special and certain events such as bazaars, exhibits, seminars, and concerts, these lanyards are used by certain individuals who are involved in the event so that they can be easily identified by their colleagues, the visitors, and the participants. Security personnel also wear these lanyards so that any person who will be needing any assistance can find them easily. VIPs also need to wear these lanyards so that they can be given priority during the entire event.
For different businesses and corporation, it is a must for an employee to wear his badge lanyard holding his identification card at all times. This identification card also has a special card key or proximity badge so that it can be used at designated areas around the office. A lot of companies are using a color-coding system for all their employees to avoid confusion when it comes to identifying their different departments. These lanyards are also used to quickly identify whether the person is a regular employee or a probationary. Often times, these lanyards have the company’s name and logo printed on it.
Badge lanyards started as being a simple item holder to an important part of a person’s uniform. For a person or an organization to say that the lanyard is their own, customization is recommended especially if they want to add something important to the lanyard.