As you’re finalizing your decision on ID badge accessories, it can be tough to figure out what specifications are going to be the best fit for your needs. With so many options available, where do you start? Well, here are the two main questions that are commonly asked about accessories for lanyards. Maybe the answers will help you gain some clarity as you’re going through the process:
What does it mean for a lanyard to have the “breakaway” feature?
With the exception of breakaway lanyards, all lanyards are one connected piece of material that is met with a fixture in the front. The breakaway lanyards are actually made up of two pieces of material that are connect with a piece of durable plastic in addition to the front fixture which holds the lanyards accessories. This piece of plastic is designed to break apart when excessive force is applied so that the user is protected against injury or asphyxiation.
Common applications for this lanyard type include:
- Manufacturing facilities
- Medical facilities
- Nursing homes
- Child care facilities
What is the difference between a regular spring clip and a swivel spring clip for badge reels?
The only difference is that the swivel spring clip has the ability to rotate 360 degrees on the badge reel. A regular spring clip opens and closes just like the swivel spring clip but remains stationary. Neither is better than the other in quality and overall satisfaction comes entirely from the personal preferences of the user. This type of clip is also known as an “alligator” clip.
A few other options for lanyard attachments include:
- Metal swivel hook
- Bulldog clip
- The split ring
- The gripper (commonly used with technology cards)