Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Mar. 24, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name ID SYSTEMS INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000049615    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity a Voluntary Filer No    
Entity's Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 59,600,000
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   14,083,967  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016