Printing paper credentials

When you do not have credentials assigned to cardholders or visitors, you can print paper credentials (badges without credential data) as name tags or photo IDs for visual identification.

Before you begin

Add a badge template.

What you should know

To print a badge, you need a badge template. A badge template is generally associated to a card credential so that it can be used to unlock doors, but you can also print a badge without any credential data (called a paper credential) that can be used as a name tag or a photo ID for visual identification.

You can print a badge while you are creating a new cardholder or visitor, or after they are created. It is assumed the cardholder or visitor is already created.

NOTE: You can only manage visitors in Security Desk.

To print a badge:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • For cardholders, open the Cardholder management task, select a cardholder, and then click Modify ().
    • For visitors, open the Visitor management task, select a visitor, and then click Modify ().
  2. In the Credential section, click Add a credential ().
  3. In the menu that appears, click Paper credential (print).

    The Badge printing dialog box appears.

  4. From the drop-down list, select a badge template.

    A print preview of the badge is shown. Cardholder or visitor information might be shown on the badge, depending on how the badge template is designed. No credential data is shown on the badge.

  5. To print the paper credential, click Print badge.