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Uses of Lanyards

Lanyards are very practical to use. They are also lightweight so wearing a lanyard will make you feel uncomfortable and awkward. People often see students, interns, and employees using them to hold their ID’s and USB flash drives. The cord of each lanyard is also durable and resistant to fraying. It is almost impossible for the lanyard cord to snap and tear with regular use. The material used for the lanyard cord will usually not irritate and chafing on the skin. These properties render them very useful not just in schools and offices.

For Securing Objects

The first thing that comes to mind when people think of a lanyard is attaching an object on the end so that it’s easier to carry it around. Other than ID’s and USB thumb drives appvalley, lanyards can hold cellphones, whistles, cameras, passes, and other things. Coaches and referees always secure their whistles at the end of their lanyard to free their hands to signal the players. Police officers and traffic enforcers attach their handheld transceivers or walkie-talkies to their lanyards so their hands are free to conduct traffic.

Small items like USB flash drives can easily get lost because of their size. Securing them at the end of a lanyard will make them easier to spot, especially if the cord is brightly colored. In bazaars, tradeshows, big exhibits, science fairs, and charity events, organizers and ushers often wear a lanyard to show their participation in the event. That way, guests and sponsors can easily identify them and ask for their help if necessary. In some cases, even hats and eyeglasses are attached to the end of a lanyard.

For Brand Promotion and Advertisement

In schools and businesses, lanyards are often given for free. On the cord of the lanyard, you will see the business name and logo printed. Some of them will include contact details. This is a subtle way of promoting their brand and increasing exposure; they will provide something free and useful to the student, employee or client. The corporation and academic institution know that the recipient of the lanyard will use it. As a result, the lanyard can be seen by other people. This also works for organizations, charities, and formal party events.

Giving a Sense of Identity

You have probably seen many personnel in retail shops wearing lanyards to hold their ID’s. This not only serves as brand promotion or advertisement, but it can also increase the employees’ sense of belongingness with the company. This is not limited to large corporations, Government institutions and schools also print their brand and logo on their lanyard cords. Most schools require that their students wear the officially issued lanyard cord with the school name whenever they are within their grounds, this is also true for most companies.

For Self-Expression

A lanyard is not limited to professional and academic use. They are also available for decorative purposes. Just like on any lanyard, an object can be attached at the end. However, the cord can have fancy, decorative prints that do not bear any brand name. Some lanyard cords can be made out of beads, pearls, and crystals instead of the usual fabric. For women who do not want to look too formal but want the same kind of functionality lanyards to offer, decorative types suit them to the wall.

For Safety Purposes

A lanyard can also be used for safety and emergency. Important information such as address and contact numbers can be printed on the lanyard. Some people like to do this on a customized lanyard cord and attach it to their dog’s leash.


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