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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

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  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
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Stay Connected while Staying Safe: How to Avoid Cyber Vulnerabilities on Network Connected Card Printers

Posted by Zebra N. America June 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Today, in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), devices that once served simple, one-way processes are now “smart” and connected to networks that help organizations maximize their technology investment and improve efficiencies. Card printers that produce secure identification for government entities are a great example of a once fairly static technology that has evolved into a network connected device that not only produces a necessary security tool, but also collects and provides valuable insights into data that helps support more efficient operations.

However, the benefits of connected card printers come with some risk as data is exposed to networks that potentially could be breached by third parties.


Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Going to ISC West? – Get a Free Expo Pass from Zebra!

Posted by Sabine Nickel March 22, 2012 at 4:03 PM



Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Zebra at ASIS: Get Free Access to Secure ID Cards

Posted by Sabine Nickel August 23, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Take the first step in protecting your people, facilities and assets with your Free ASIS Exhibit Pass.
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Visit Zebra Technologies at booth #1667 to see how Zebra makes it easy and fast to create secure ID badges, access control cards and wristbands in-house and on-demand.

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Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Fortifying Police Stations with Sufficient Access Control

Posted by Sabine Nickel June 6, 2011 at 8:00 AM

The shooting in a Detroit Police Station in January showed the vulnerability and danger police officers are exposed to even when they are off the road and in the office.


Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Public Safety Suffering? eCitation is the Perfect Combatant

Posted by Chris Brown April 13, 2011 at 7:43 AM

“Public safety will undoubtedly suffer…”

These words were spoken by Jim Palmer, head of the state police union of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association in wake of the potential non-existent federal budget for the State’s eCitation program. 


Topics: Security, Government, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Smart Access Control in Healthcare

Posted by Sabine Nickel April 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Enhancing Medical Center Security and Safety


Topics: Security, Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

5 Advantages of RFID in Security – Part Five

Posted by Chris Brown March 15, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Closing out our five-part series in which we have been examining the advantages of RFID within several industries, we wrap up with the Security Industry.  RFID has proven effective in providing security for several industries and applications:


Topics: RFID, Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Smart Technologies for Digital Security and Payment

Posted by Sabine Nickel February 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Over the past 25 years, several key innovations have enabled greater flexibility, security, and mobility when it comes to contact and contactless card technologies. Now, these innovations are rapidly gaining traction, promising to take secure identification and card-based payments to the next level. Get ready for the smart secure device and contactless card revolution.


Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

RFID Night at the Museum: 3 Ways to use RFID in Museums and Parks

Posted by Tim Dreyer January 6, 2011 at 9:24 AM

RFID has found a place in some of the world’s most important museums. Not on display, but behind the scenes. Many of these institutions have found unique ways to utilize the technology to improve the management of their collections as well as the experience of their visitors. Security and efficiently gains are no longer solely the concerns of the private sector.

Here are three ways museums are using RFID to improve their overall operations:


Topics: RFID, Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Secure ID Cards for Identification and Safety

Posted by Sabine Nickel December 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM

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The days are gone where businesses could trust employees to simply show their photo-ID or scan their access badge in a reader for building entry. In today’s threat-filled world, photo IDs and proximity badges are not enough. Organized crime and dishonest employees are increasingly targeting ID and access cards as an easy path to fraud and theft. In fact, insider theft is the fastest growing crime in America, and is responsible for 30% of all business failures. Protecting businesses, schools, and government facilities demands tamper-evident, “smart” access cards that contain multiple levels of security.

Industry leaders are deploying multiple levels of security to protect assets, employees, and even the education campus, of which secure access cards are a critical component. Innovative, print-on-demand (POD) solutions enable a new generation of “smart” access cards that contain tamper-resistant laminates, preprinted security features, bar code, radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for traceability, and more.


Topics: Security, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA