As the name suggests, ID lanyards are used to secure and display identification cards. This is widely used in schools, offices, hospitals, commercial premises and many other workplaces. They are really very convenient and easier to use compared the other contraptions such as the safety pins that were used in combination with the IDs before. However, while the modern day lanyard is popularly used for IDs, they are also used for a lot of other purposes.
1. Lanyard for keys
Losing your keys can be very frustrating. This could mean being locked out of your car, or being unable to enter your house when you badly need to. Most people find it practical and useful to turn the regular ID lanyards into key holders. It holds your set of keys together and it can be conveniently hung around the neck so it will not get lost. It also provides easy access when needing to use your keys with just one hand.
2. Electronic gadget accessory
The trusty ID lanyards are now fast becoming the perfect accessory to a gadget. Mobile phones, MP3 players, and other miniscule gadgets are given an extra appeal when attached to a lanyard. It also serves a purpose of enabling the bearer to better handle the gadget hands free. Hanging your phone over your neck means that you need not scour your dump when you hear your phone ring. It also ensures that you do not lose your gadget by keeping it close to you as possible. A lanyard tied to the wrist is also a big thing today and is mostly used for mobile phones. This is a safer way of handling our mobile phones to make sure that they do not fall off your hand.
3. Promotional materials
This is perhaps the most widely used promotional material today. Because a lot of people are increasingly in need of the ID lanyards for a lot of uses, marketing people have seen how lanyards are loved by customers. Customized lanyards can promote a product or company in many ways. They can be mass produced in the color that your company is known for. Logos and the name of your company can also be printed on the lanyard. The look of the lanyard can also vary with the occasion. There are sleek designs that go with the corporate look of a well-established company. They can also be produced in a braided style to make it appealing to the young the young generation. For sports oriented companies and activities, lanyards with whistles are a popular thing. With the lanyard worn by many, it provides free exposure of a brand name and logo to the public.
4. Advocacy and Campaign
A number of people are also wearing ID lanyards to show their advocacy and affiliation, or as a form of self-expression. One liner advocacies such as “Save the Polar Bears” can be woven into the lanyard to get the message out to as many people as possible. A lanyard with a flag design can be used to show love of country. In conferences and conventions, the advocacy or the theme of the conference can be highlighted by printing it on the lanyard, which would also serve as a useful give-away for the participants.
Lanyards are also great for attaching to prescription glasses and sunglasses to prevent them from falling off whenever you are engaged in an outdoor activity like a sporting event. Dual end lanyards are the best accessories to also ensure that you do not lose your glasses in times when you are very busy.