Badge Holder combats against contactless smart card skimming.

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Utilizing contactless interface, Secure Badgeholder shields against unauthorized access to contactless information stored on PIV cards, CAC cards, and other contactless smartcard applications. Weather- and water- resistant badge holder allows card reading without need to remove card. By squeezing activation tabs, card is able to communicate with reader, and as soon as tabs are released, smart card is shielded again. It allows wearer to control who reads card and when it is read.

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Brady People ID Debuts Secure Badgeholder(TM) at ISC West 2007

New Card Holder Combats Against Contactless Smart Card Skimming.

Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2007) - Brady People ID has unveiled an innovative new employee ID badge holder designed to prevent unauthorized data skimming of embedded information here at ISC West 2007. The new Secure Badgeholder provides a shield against unauthorized access to contactless information stored on PIV cards, CAC cards, and other contactless smartcard applications

"Gone are the days of skimming information from contactless smart cards," said Bill Kieckhafer, Brady Corporation. "With the implementation of the Secure Badgeholder, government employees, consumers, business executives and security professionals alike no longer need to worry about combating identification theft."

A patent-pending rigid badge holder, the Secure Badgeholder affords privacy protection by providing a barrier to unknown or unauthorized wireless communications through the contactless interface found on many smartcards today. Secure Badgeholder is also the only shielded badge holder designed to allow card reading without the need to remove the card. By squeezing the activation tabs, the card is able to communicate with a reader. As soon as the tabs are released the smart card is shielded again. The wearer controls who reads the card and when it is read.

Brady People ID's Secure Badgeholder is also designed to hold the PIV card securely in place, yet allows easy, one-handed removal of the card from the badge holder when necessary. The Secure Badgeholder protects the card and is weather- and water- resistant.

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About Brady People ID
Brady People ID offers the complete people identification solution as part of Brady Corporation's mission of identifying premises, products and people. Comprised of Temtec and CIPI, Brady People ID offers a combined 65 years experience in the ID and Security industry. Temtec is the innovator of patented TEMPbadge® time-expiring badges and identification products. CIPI manufactures and/or distributes the industry's largest line of CardHolderz(TM) badging accessories including lanyards, badge reels, badge holders, badge attachments and luggage tags, plus laminating equipment and supplies, digital ID equipment, software and supplies and much more. Visit for more information.

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