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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 visit someone in the hospital - 16 tips from nurses who know

Friday, December 22, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Visiting a patient in a hospital isn’t easy. You are going to see a person who isn’t feeling their best, in a place where no one likes to be. It may be hard to find the right thing to say to make them feel better. Sometimes a hospital visitor can detract from the care of the patient they are there to cheer up. However, you can have a positive influence on a patient’s recovery if you follow some simple visitor guidelines. These 16 ideas are from nurses who have seen it ...

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4 areas of concern for healthcare facilities considering a visitor management system

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Healthcare facilities are facing an ever-growing number of security threats that didn’t frequently occur 20 years ago. Patient record privacy breaches, shootings, and workplace violence are some of the security concerns that are becoming more prevalent in today’s society. To maintain a high level of security, facilities must manage visitors who enter their building. The best way to do this is by using an electronic visitor management system. However, with so many options ...

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What visitor information do I need to collect at my hospital?

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderHealthcare facilities’ needs and requirements for visitor management vary widely. As Security Directors consider what types of information their organization needs to know, there may be additional information they want to know. But those wants should be weighed against how sensitive the visitor data is and the time it takes to process visitors.   For example, an electronic visitor management system could capture the driver’s license number of a visitor when their I.D. ...

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Why use an inkjet printer for my visitor management system?

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderNo matter the type of building, visitor management systems seem to be everywhere. It is hard to walk into a school, healthcare facility, government agency, or business as a visitor and not be stopped and documented. This is very good from a security standpoint. Visitor management systems have represented a major security upgrade for facilities all over the world. The systems can sign in and track visitors who come to a facility, while printing accurate, legible visitor badges. Most visitor ...

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The worst reasons for not having a visitor management plan

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder No matter the size, location, or number of employees a facility has, all schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities have an obligation to have a visitor management plan in place. The visitor management plan can be as simple as a visitor sign-in book to as complex as an electronic visitor management system. The inclusion of visitor badges, to be worn while at the facility, is a key success factor to identify all non-employees at any facility. Regardless of the technique chosen, it is ...

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