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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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Visitor sign-in books back up downed computer systems

Monday, May 9, 2016 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder After recent news about hackers forcing a group of hospitals to shut down its computer systems, it’s worth noting that some organizations have a backup plan for their electronic visitor management protocol. When a virus attacks or the power goes out, people have to find another way to keep doing their jobs. Doctors and nurses rely on paper records to service their patients, and security personnel break out sign-in books to badge and track visitors and vendors. “Fortunately, ...

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Where should you wear your name badge?

Friday, September 25, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Are there a right way and a wrong way to wear a name badge?  Most people wear their badges on their left (near their heart). That’s because most people (about 90 percent of us) are right-handed, so it’s easier to put our visitor badges on our left side. But is that the correct way to do it? When, after all, do we wear name badges? Most likely it is when we are among people who don’t know us. So, when we meet them, we want to make it easy for them to learn our ...

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"We cut our thefts to zero."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder  Mr. Mayoros and Lt. Miller appear in one of our videos.Jack Mayoros, Director of Security at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, has a large campus to protect.He implemented one of our Threshold for certain areas of the hospital when regular visiting hours are over, such as patient floors, and during normal business hours in one of their physician office buildings.“We had experienced an increase in thefts over the prior six to eight months,” he recalled. ...

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How mindfulness can help security personnel

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Last week our resident “mindfulness” expert, Josette Lumbruno, sent me a link to an article titled, "Mindfulness for Security Operatives.” It was originally posted on Get Licensed, an online security training resource based in the U.K. Here is a summary. The author, who is not identified, first explains what mindfulness is, then describes how it can help security professionals, as well as members of the military. “Basically,” he says (I am assuming the ...

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Choosing a visitor management system part 3:
Not all badges are made alike

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThis is the third of three articles about choosing a visitor management system.Just as different visitor management systems perform different functions, they also, understandably, comprise different components, depending on your needs and preferences. One of the most important components to consider is the identification badge you use to identify your visitors. Any time you encounter a stranger at your place of work, you may wonder who he is and what he is doing there — especially ...

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