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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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Efficiency and consistency are important to the visitor security of this New Jersey high school

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderWhen a large high school in a New York City suburb needed a more convenient way to sign in visitors, it liked what the Visitor Pass Registry Book had to offer, with its automatic duplicate record sheets a standard feature and fluorescent orange visitor passes an attractive option. “We are a rather large and busy institution, with 2,000 students and over 300 staff members,” says secretary Maryann Wasko of Montclair High School in New Jersey. “With the number of visitors ...

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Enhance School Security with these 6 technologies

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder1) Mass Messaging SoftwareIf schools can only invest in one type of communication tool, mass messaging software should be it. This type of technology allows schools to send messages to students, staff, faculty, and parents when there is a threat. The messages can either be email, voice, or text. While a great tool for emergencies, this type of technology can also be used for more benign needs such as important reminders or notices to the school community. 2) Social Media Scanning ...

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Why a customer switched from manual visitor management to electronic visitor management

Friday, April 3, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderIn business, we all have to keep our eye on the competition. But when the toughest competition is ourselves, that’s okay. Take one of our customers, Redding Elementary School, right here in Connecticut. They first started using our self-duplicating Visitor Pass adhesive badges more than 11 years ago to replace a system that used “internal stickers and pages we created in Word,” says Bobbie Granskog, one of the school’s secretaries. In time, there were things about ...

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Security Directors embrace Patient and Family Centered Care

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Patient and Family Centered Care is an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families, and healthcare practitioners. By truly partnering with patients and families – not only involving them in decisions about their care, but also gaining the benefit of their help and insights to better plan and deliver care – patients can achieve better outcomes, and hospitals can improve the care for ...

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What is Patient and Family Centered Care?

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder When it comes to their health, patients often do not act alone on their behalf, but their health care decisions are intertwined with those closest to them — their family members and others to who they are emotionally tied. According to the Joint Commission Standard RI.01.01.01, "The hospital respects the patient's right to participate in decisions about his or her care, treatment, and services. The hospital accommodates the patient's right to the presence of a family member, friend, ...

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