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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 (second of a seven-part series)

Friday, July 10, 2020 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderNow, more than ever, you must know who is in your building. This requires signing in, identifying, and tracking your visitors. How to know who has permission to be in your hospital. When was the last time you saw a healthcare worker who wasn’t wearing some form of identification? More than other institutions, hospitals have vulnerable occupants who need to know the people in charge of their care have authorized access to their bedside. A presumption of safety is critical to effective ...

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Are your visitor badges compatible with ...?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder One of the most frequently asked questions we get asked has to do with the compatibility of our visitor badges. That is, visitor badges on rolls for use in a label printer, like a DYMO. Organizations who already have a visitor management system are drawn to our unique expiring visitor badges. These change color overnight to prevent reuse. This adds an extra layer of security to an already effective crime deterrent. At trade shows people see our sample rolls spitting out badges from a ...

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How to prevent violence in the workplace

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderRecently we came across a document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (courtesy of Doug Pesce, an ASIS International colleague) that explains how to recognize and respond to warning signs in the workplace that someone may be on a “pathway to violence.” Such signs of trouble, while describing those of work colleagues, also apply to other people we encounter regularly. These include frequent visitors to our places of employment and, especially, friends and relatives. ...

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A busy hospital lobby balances security, health, and efficiency

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThe nearly 1,200 daily visitors to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, are all required to check in with reception to ensure they have a purpose for being at the facility. The Reception Services Department uses a combination of disposable and reusable “Badge Tags” that helps keep patients and employees safe, prevents guest exposure to toxins, and saves valuable staff resources. The hospital prints adhesive I.D. labels using two computer programs, one for visitors and ...

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New Kiosk Speeds Up Visitor Sign-In

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Great news! We have launched a time-saving Kiosk version of our simple-to-use visitor management software, eVisitor Software. The touchscreen application enables visitors to check themselves into an organization’s building and then pick up their badges from an administrator at the front desk. “This new solution provides fast and accurate self-registration,” says VPS President Brian Gallagher. “The driver’s license reader captures the visitor’s name and ...

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