By Monique Merhige
Allied Risk Management of Garden City, N.Y., assists and supplements the efforts of public, corporate and individual interests in the protection of assets. Its portfolio encompasses risk assessment services as well as system design and installation of access control, video surveillance, intrusion and emergency alert systems.
Along with hospitality, houses of worship and retail, a chief market niche for the company is providing ID badging services for construction sites throughout New York City. Currently, Allied Risk Management is servicing six construction projects that require issuing on average 2,400 photo ID cards for various workers, including plumbers, electricians, contractors and myriad other visitors each day. Securing the job site and making sure that expensive equipment and other valuable assets are not stolen are also critical duties for the company.
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Because the ID badges also serve as access control credentials, personalized proximity cards must be programmed in a timely manner. Allied Risk Management needed to partner with a company that could provide all badges and accessories quickly as worksites can oftentimes grow and change within a 24-48 hour timeframe. Printed, detailed reports of who visited a particular site to determine how many hours they worked and eliminate any unauthorized visitors are also requisite needs for clients.
Last year, Allied Risk Management consummated a new partnership with IDSecurityOnline.com for its badging needs. The online retailer carries a wide range of ID products such as card printers, photo ID systems, ID card software, card printer supplies, ID cameras, RFID solutions and badge accessories.
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“After working with an out-of-state supplier of ID Cards who did not meet our quick turnaround requirements, we decided to search for another company in the local area who could meet our needs,” says Kerry Madden, administrator, Allied Risk Management.
Allied Risk Management orders programmed proximity cards called QuickShip from IDSecurityOnline.com. QuickShip proximity cards are programmed by IDSecurityOnline.com and ship within a 24-48 hour timeframe.
“We were lucky to find IDSecurityOnline.com who has proven to be extremely knowledgeable on helping us find the right printers, badges and accessories and offers remarkable turnaround times on badges, normally less than 24 hours that keeps our clients happy,” Madden says.
Allied Risk Management utilizes Magicard Rio Pro ID card printers to personalize their ID badges. The company also orders supplies and lanyards in order to print all badges internally for their clients’ contractors. Each badge contains the person’s name, company, trade, photo and ID number.
All contractors are required to wear their ID badges and swipe them upon entering the worksite. This helps Allied’s customers track who enters the site and analyze hours worked by all contractors. By verifying the identity of each worker, it also helps eliminate unauthorized visitors and theft of assets; thus, saving their customers money from losses of assets.
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Within the first month, Allied Risk Management saw considerable benefits from utilizing IDSecurityOnline.com’s ID card solutions. Their construction customers could now print out detailed reports on all their contractors to see how long they worked on each job site. Badges could be printed on the spot for new contractors or lost ID cards.
Allied quickly increased their customer base and took on new customers that required asset protection at worksites. A new job was given to Allied Risk Management that required more than 1,000 badges at one job site. By having the ability to print badges internally, they could quickly meet the requirements of customers that needed a large number of badges for a particular site.
In addition, the ID card solutions provided by IDSecurityOnline.com have enabled the company to reduce the amount of time required to secure new customers. By offering the best in ID badging solutions, constructions companies and developers are quicker to hire Allied Risk Management to secure their worksites and buildings under construction, Madden says.
Monique Merhige is president of Infusion Direct Marketing & Advertising. She can be contacted at (631) 846-1558 or [email protected]