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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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Choosing a visitor management system part 2: What do you want it to DO?

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThis is the second of three articles about choosing a visitor management system. What do you want your visitor management system to do? The answer sounds obvious, doesn’t it? You want it to manage your visitors. But not all visitor management systems perform the same tasks, so it’s worth thinking about what those tasks are and if they are important to you. Identification Do you know everybody at work? If you do, you can tell the employees from the visitors. If you don’t, ...

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Choosing a visitor management system part 1:
Five basic criteria

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderThis is the first of three articles about choosing a visitor management system. How do you know who is in your facility? A good visitor management system, or VMS, helps you: sign in visitors, provide identification for them to wear, keep track of them during their visit, and keep a record of their visit. What follows are four basic criteria that most organizations care about when researching a visitor management system. 1 — Degree of security A visitor management system is only ...

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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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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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"Tailgating" as a security breach, part II

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 by Andrew Jones

PlaceholderA couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a survey that was conducted last fall about “tailgating” and its impact on buyers and dealers of security entrances. As a follow-up, I thought it would be useful to summarize why tailgating poses a serious threat to your organization and what to do about it. My source is an article from Buildings.com, a web community that reports on facility management, written by Senior Editor Jennie Morton and used with permission. What is ...

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