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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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Pro's and Con's of an Electronic Visitor Management System

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderBefore you choose a visitor management system, think about what you want your system to do — such as identify visitors, track visitors, access background information, and/or issue reports. Electronic visitor management systems (VMS) are used to sign-in and track visitors who come to visit a facility. They are the electronic version of the traditional visitor sign-in book. There are numerous Pro's and Con's to having an electronic visitor management system and each list should be ...

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What is your school lockdown procedure?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Josette Lumbruno

PlaceholderIn the event your school goes into “lockdown mode”, will you know who is currently visiting and their whereabouts? Incorporating a manual visitor management protocol can give you instant access if you are using a visitor registry book that also provides a duplicate copy of who the visitor is and their destination in your school. Having a sign-in and sign-out feature will also tell you if the visitor has left the school building. This type of visitor registry book can quickly be ...

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The most affordable way to have "time-expiring" visitor badges

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchools, healthcare facilities, and businesses across America have a responsibility to maintain a secure environment. They are accountable for protecting their students, patients, staff, employees, and visitors. The need for security is becoming greater and more expensive at a time when security budgets are getting tighter and tighter. Every facility across our country is looking for their respective security budgets to be stretched as far as they could go. Requiring your visitors to sign ...

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Visitor Management Systems occasionally go down. What is your back-up plan?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderAn electronic visitor management system (VMS) is an extremely useful tool to document and track visitors that come to a facility. The VMS provides numerous benefits such as database searching, reporting, accuracy, speed of sign-in, and the inclusion of a photo for better visitor identification. However, what happens to your visitor security when the lights go out or the system goes down? Your electronic visitor management system can be immune to power outages and interruptions. Having the ...

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6 questions schools should ask before purchasing a Visitor Management System

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchool security is serious business. In light of some horrifying incidents over the past 15 years, schools across America have made the security of their students and staff a top priority. Schools need to know who is in their building and stop unwanted visitors from entering their facility. Visitor Management Systems (VMS) are the #1 tool used by administrators to record who is, or was, in the school at any point in time and provide documentation of any particular visitor’s ...

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