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How To Fix Reading Problems Of Your ID Barcode

How To Fix Reading Problems Of Your ID Barcode

ID barcodes are essential for you to do your everyday work. For most businesses and organizations, ID barcodes help to track and trace who enters the building. One of the advantages of having an ID barcode is that information can be easily and efficiently retrieved from the ID card. This is vital in every business as it ensures the security of your facilities and rooms. This is especially important when there are rooms that store sensitive and private information that you would not want anyone to share and disclose to others. Additionally, it would be easier and faster to track and trace the inventory or stocks in the warehouse and it is easier to find out who is the one tracking the stocks. Here are some ways to fix the reading problems of the ID barcode that you can try out!

Poor Label Placement

One of the most common reasons why the ID barcode is unreadable is due to poor label placement. The 1D ID barcode can sometimes be misaligned on the ID, making it very difficult for the laser emitted from the ID scanners to read all the lines of the barcode. This defeats the purpose of having a barcode in the first place as it is meant to be able to retrieve information. The best way to avoid placing the barcode incorrectly is to have a standard operating protocol that will specify the correct and appropriate methods to add the barcodes to the ID cards. This includes the type of label used, the barcode and the correct label placement. When you and your organization start designing the standard operating protocol, you should include the pictograms to ensure that the ID barcodes are labeled correctly.

Poor Barcode or Scanner Position

If your barcode fails to scan the ID card, it could be due to the position of the scanner. The barcode could be positioned too close or too far from the scanner, depending on the barcode scanner’s optimal focal distance. You would need some trial and error to determine the optimal focal distance. The barcode might also be located in a poor angle relative to the ID scanner. You should hold the scanner perpendicularly to the barcode so that there is enough light that is reflected back to the scanner. Additionally, the orientation of the barcode may not be suitable for the scanner as some barcode scanners require the ID barcode to be placed perpendicular to the laser line. To help with this, you can opt for scanners that have built in autofocus so that they can simply adjust to a range of barcode distances and angles. You may choose to adopt barcode imagers instead of barcode scanners as they use cameras to read the image of the barcodes instead. This makes it less susceptible to interference from the reflection of the lasers.

Damaged Barcodes

After having your ID card for a long period of time, your ID barcode may be exposed to harsh conditions causing it to fade or smudge. This causes your barcodes to become unreadable. Thus, it is important to choose the right label that does not get damaged easily.

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