Any organization considers security a paramount requirement, and ID cards play a crucial role in maintaining security protocol. Hence, if you want to maintain total security in your organization, choose the perfect breakaway lanyards offering absolute security.

Most companies believe in providing ID cards to their employees on a lanyard, which allows them quick access through security checkpoints. Also, an ID badge connected to a lanyard ensures the card is never misplaced, lost, or stolen.

Did you know that there are special, turbo-charged ID badges that can track data points about employees and track why they do things differently?

Why Breakaway Lanyards?

There are different types of lanyards, and most companies prefer breakaway lanyards as they are suitable in active environments, be it the workplace, a school, or an industrial setting. You get these lanyards in different colors, making it easy to distinguish roles and job titles.

Sometimes, a lanyard may prove dangerous, especially for industrial workers who work close to heavy machinery and massive equipment. The lanyard can get entangled in any fast-moving machine parts and may cause injury and harm to the worker. Even in hospitals, nursing homes, or psychiatric wards, or prisons, lanyards could be risky to use.

In all the above scenarios, breakaway lanyards provide the perfect solution wherever safety is a concern at the workplace. Although lanyards come in several styles and types, the common factor is that these breakaway lanyards give when pressure is put on them, making them risk-free in specific circumstances and places.

Attaching your ID card to a Breakaway Lanyard

When it comes to attaching your ID badge to a breakaway lanyard, there are several possibilities you can consider:

  • Metal clamps are attached to a slot at the top of the ID badge, enabling you to secure the card to a lanyard.
  • A plastic hook that is useful in connecting the lanyard to the ID badge
  • A metal hook on the base, which is a suitable option for double-sided cards.
  • A split metal ring, similar to the ones used in keychains, can be connected securely to a lanyard.
  • A badge reel with a clamp on one end is suitable for cards that need to be read or swiped during entry and exit.

Lanyard Badge Reel Combo

Some suppliers offer a lanyard and badge reel combo where the badge reel can be detached from the lanyard if not required. You can use the ID badge as a standalone badge reel, or a standalone breakaway lanyard, or a combination of both.

Customizing the lanyard and the badge reel with your company logo or brand name is possible. Custom imprints make the ID badges look exclusive, providing additional branding opportunities.


The ID badge reel and the lanyard come with plastic snap clips that allow the ID badge face front, displaying the credentials. Breakaway lanyards have performance limitations and may not break away under all conditions.

The lanyards feature male and female parts, with pull force specifications, which are usually 3 to 11 lbs, and are not recommended for use near machinery with moving parts or in playgrounds as the risks are high. It is recommended that customers check the breakaway feature to ensure suitability in specific conditions at the workplace.

Round Breakaway Lanyard

Round breakaway lanyards are recommended for construction workers, gym teachers, outdoor guides, and park employees. These lanyards are designed with specific safety features and have breakaway points to ensure the users don’t suffer injuries if the lanyard gets entangled in any moving parts of machinery or gym equipment. The fabric is water-resistant and does not get affected by water or sweat.

Flat Lanyards

Flat-cord lanyards are suitable for sportspersons, referees, gym trainers, high school and university students, and people working outdoors. These lanyards have breakaway safety features. They feature a metal swivel hook attachment and a flat fabric designed to prevent the attached ID badge from spinning around when the wearer makes rapid movements.

Just like the round lanyard, the flat lanyard too snaps apart under pressure, especially when it gets entangled in any machine part or other protruding objects. However, the ID badge remains intact, and the breakaway lanyard can be snapped back into position and used.

The design is meant to prevent injuries to wearers, and the breakaway lanyard does not require frequent replacement despite breaking away frequently while being used outdoors. These breakaway lanyards are best for industrial employees, technicians working in laboratories, gym trainers, and other instructors working outdoors.

Summing it Up

ID badges are essential for maintaining security protocol at the workplace. However, particular workplaces like factories or gyms and other outdoor locations may need badges with breakaway lanyards for better risk management.

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