Lanyards had military origins dating back to the late 17th and early 18th centuries. They evolved from a utilitarian military tool to a decorative, medal-like emblem in the early part of the 20th century. Today, the lanyard is once again taking upon a purposeful use, especially when it comes to increasing security in places such as schools, government installations and hospitals. The Security ID lanyard is becoming a popular item also used at many public gatherings such as concerts and company or industry sponsored conventions. Neck lanyards are used at such venues so security personnel can make sure the wearer has permission to be in certain areas, such as backstage at a concert, on-track at a race or behind the booth at an industry or company convention. Additionally, individuals attending such events, especially media personnel, have taken to wearing ID lanyards that help qualify access to otherwise prohibited areas.
Lanyard Styles Do Vary
The style a lanyard can take in will vary depending upon several factors such as the type desired, the item and the environment where it is worn. Believe it that waterproof lanyards have been used at water sport events, so these are obviously constructed from materials appropriate for such use. Some are quite simple constructed from a braided fabric that bears but a clip on the end users fasten some type of flat item like an IF badge. However, if the lanyard is to be used for an extended period of time, much stronger clips are needed or a break-away mechanism that allows for the item hanging to easily be attached or removed. A break-away mechanism also serves to increase safety when an item such as a cell phone should be removed for use as opposed to any attempt to stretch the lanyard with the item attached in order to make use of it.
What Can a Lanyard Carry?
Neck lanyards can easily carry a variety of items such as the user’s ID badge, cell phone, building or vehicle keys, MP3 player, digital camera and a pen pr marker. Busy professionals such as hospital personnel benefit from using a lanyard not only to carry their ID, but access keys and a pen. This allows for completely freeing up the user’s hands for all work activity while also providing a "known" location for that always-needed writing implement or door key. A popular use of the lanyard in the world of sports has been the hanging of a whistle around the neck of a game official so it can easily be used when needed. Furthermore, lanyards are great purposeful tools for venues where there is no place to store car keys, locker keys or other items such as at the beach or poolside. Athletes and work-out enthusiasts use lanyards since often the clothing worn has no pockets or placing keys, cell phone and ID inside a pocket during a practice or exercise session creates an uncomfortable sensation.
Neck Lanyards Can Be Customized
People seeking neck lanyards can find many companies specializing in creating a personalized, custom look. You can literally develop a lanyard that is uniquely styled for your business, a specific event or even a charitable cause.
The amazing options for production techniques allows users a virtual unending variety creating a personalized lanyard.