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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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8 ways an electronic visitor management system will help your bottom line

Friday, May 19, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderVisitor 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 benefits to having an electronic VMS over a manual visitor sign-in book, such as increased data accuracy, better reporting, faster speed of sign-in, and the ability to add a photo to a visitor badge. One other HUGE benefit that is often overlooked: electronic visitor management systems save money in ...

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9 visitor policy procedures that will help keep your hospital secure

Thursday, April 6, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Hospital staff members are devoted to providing safe, high-quality, compassionate care. That compassion and concern for the well being of their patients extends to visitors. Visits by relatives and friends are encouraged to make any patient’s stay more enjoyable, but hospitals must also have policies in place for keeping the healthcare facility secure. See our list below of nine visitor policy basics to help keep a hospital secure. 1. Document visitor traffic using visitor ...

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8 common mistakes with visitor management and building security

Friday, March 24, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder When an entrance to an office building, healthcare facility, or school isn’t secure, the facility is vulnerable and ultimately could be liable if something bad happens as a result of negligence. A great way to help secure a facility’s entrance is to use a visitor management system (VMS) to document all visitors. Once the software is set up and in-use, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of the system, such as quick and easy sign-in, secure identification, reliable data ...

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Confidential Sign-In Books Solve Parental Concerns at this Pennsylvania Elementary School

Monday, March 6, 2023 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderWhen parents drop off or pick up their children from school, it's important to keep a record of their visits. Traditionally, this has been done with simple, open log books. However, these can sometimes raise privacy concerns, as other visitors may read the names and details of other visitors. Christine A. Stosek, administrative assistant to the principal of Tobyhanna Elementary Center in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania — a satisfied THRESHOLD customer — recently shared her ...

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How expiring visitor badges work

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder The most frequently asked questions from buyers of our Visitor Badge products are about expiring badges. How do they work? When do they change color? For years we have described these self-expiring visitor badges as having the capacity to “change color overnight.” In other words, they may be “valid today,” but they will be “void tomorrow.” The word “void,” literally, is what appears on our expiring badges over time to signal that they ...

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