Lanyards are such popularly used items that almost everyone breathing has in one way or another seen or received one as a promotional give-away. In fact, they are becoming the standard for carrying identification badges needed in a number of different venues where security is a concern. Additionally, they make handy tools for keeping certain personal items easy to find such as an important set of keys. Different length and styled lanyards allow users to hang them around a neck, arm, wrist or attached to a belt loop or possibly even a backpack. Two specific facts about lanyards make these items so successful – the design is simple and the production cost is extremely low.
Clips Keep Changing
The interesting point about lanyards is they keep improving, or at least changing, through the years. One area that has seen this change is the lanyard clip. Today, there are a variety of clips with the O-ring being the most commonly popular. The O-ring can be easily attached and removed. It is easy to use hanging your car keys sitting on one end of a split connector while the lanyard remains sitting around your neck. Other lanyards come with a standard bulldog clip – a jaw-like clamp that is used to hold a name tag or ID badge. It can also be use in conjunction with a swivel snap hook that allows for a nit more comfort when wearing a badge. Some lanyards are built with a retractable feature when the ID badge is also used as a key access card to enter through an electronically programmed door. Others use the retractable lanyard to hang traditional lock keys. The retractable lanyard allows use of the hanging or attached item without having to remove it from the cord. The breakaway clip at the end of the back if a lanyard help provide additional security and safety. This prevents injury in the event any force is applied pulling at the attached item so I will quickly be released. Safety conscious individuals will benefit from this type of strap. With safety and security priority concerns today, breakaway clips are becoming part of the standard lanyard design.
Lanyards Can Have a Strapping Difference
The actual strap or cord that makes up most of what is typically known as a lanyard can be made from a wide choice of materials. Common selections include polyester, nylon, cord and cotton. Incidentally, choice of lanyards is made further attractive since they can easily be customized to meet specific needs. Customized lanyards can make excellent advertising items. Businesses, schools, clubs, churches, hospitals and non-profit organizations can easily benefit through using lanyards as promotional items. The choice for using a lanyard is a good one since these items cost relatively far less than many traditional promotional goods. Since it is so inexpensive and can be customized to any type of color, carry any type of logo and even a photo, it can easily be distributed as a free giveaway to visitors at trade shows, conventions or through other marketing venues.
Other creative uses for lanyards can be as party favors, keepsakes to remember a special event or milestone in life.