Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 07, 2018
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name ID SYSTEMS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000049615  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business Flag true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   18,119,738
Trading Symbol IDSY  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018