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We write articles mainly about visitor management, which helps you to know who is (or has been) in your facility. It is just part of an organization’s physical security processes that protect people and property within and around a building or campus.

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How to safely allow visitors to your hospital in a COVID-exposed world (seventh of a seven-part series)

Friday, August 21, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderManage your points of entry and badge every visitor to keep your hospital safe for patients and staff. Allowing unidentified visitors is a security risk. THRESHOLD products make it easy to sign in and badge every visitor, so you know who is in your building. This makes your people and property more secure. This series of blog posts has been the result of many years of helping hospitals like yours to sign in, badge, and track their millions of visitors to keep patients and staff more ...

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How to safely allow visitors to your hospital in a COVID-exposed world (sixth of a seven-part series)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThe benefits of an effective visitor management system   A visitor management system should tell you who has permission to be in your facility and who does not. A good VMS, in support of your visitor policies: Requires visitors to check in at the front desk Allows the front desk to authorize visits (and to refuse them) Helps staff to identify and assist strangers in the halls Keeps a record of who visited whom, and when, in case of an incident and for contact tracing Assures ...

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How to safely allow visitors to your hospital in a COVID-exposed world (fifth of a seven-part series)

Monday, August 3, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThe risks of not managing your visitors properly At best, not identifying visitors makes employees wonder about them. At worst, it leaves people exposed to potential harm. Any unauthorized visitor should be considered a security breach, with assumed bad consequences, such as: Bringing disease into your hospital, now more than ever Physically harming your patients, staff, and other visitors Being under the influence of a controlled substance and/or seeking to steal drugs from your ...

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How to safely allow visitors to your hospital in a COVID-exposed world (fourth of a seven-part series)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderHow to choose the right visitor management system (VMS) for signing in and badging your visitors Choosing the right VMS requires asking the right questions. A good visitor management system, or VMS, lets you sign in, identify, and track your visitors. This helps protect your patients and staff from outsiders. Every hospital has different needs. So ask yourself the following questions to help you choose the right visitor management system for your hospital, as determined by its policies ...

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How to safely allow visitors to your hospital in a COVID-exposed world (third of a seven-part series)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderHow to manage your visitors   The safety of patients and staff comes first. This will ensure the safety of visitors. Your visitor policy should help you do the following: CONTROL Managing your visitors begins with limiting how many you allow and when. Then limit how many points of entry are open to the public. Since all visitors must be screened and badged, the ideal is one entrance per building. Once visitors are inside, funnel them to your screening station with clear signage. ...

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