Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nov. 08, 2016
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, 2016  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   13,753,500
Trading Symbol IDSY  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016