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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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What is direct thermal printing and how do I choose a printer?

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Direct thermal printing uses a thermal print head that applies heat to the surface being printed. This type of printing uses chemically treated, heat-sensitive labels or paper that blacken when they pass under the thermal print head. Unlike with thermal transfer printing, no ribbon is used in direct thermal printing. Direct thermal printers also don’t use ink or toner. Because of this, direct thermal printers can’t print in color.Direct thermal images may fade over time, ...

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Biometrics: what they are and how they work

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderOne of the hot, emerging trends in the security industry involves the use of biometrics. Biometric authentication involves ways of identifying people using a person’s unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, facial structure, eyes, or voice. These identifiers are a distinct and unique way to recognize, describe and measure individuals. Biometric authentication of identity is very hard to forge and that is why it is being incorporated more and more in the field of access ...

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Top 5 reasons why Doctor's Offices love the Confidential Patient Sign-In Book

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder While a patient sign-in book is used at the front desk of many doctor’s offices, it is utilized to track much more than a patient’s arrival. The form protects the doctor as well. The sign-in document proves a patient was in the office on a precise date and is necessary to avoid any claims of fraud from insurance companies. In addition, a disgruntled patient may claim they were billed for a medical procedure or medical services on a day they were not actually in the ...

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The value of signing in

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Josette Lumbruno

Placeholder It’s not what you call it, but how you use it. Visitor Pass can be and is described by many terms: visitor badge, sticker, tag, label. Quite simply, they all answer the important question, “What do I use to identify visitors to a school, healthcare facility, or any other type of building?” It does not take a rocket scientist to understand the value of identifying, signing in, and badging a visitor to your facility. Whether the visitor is a parent, vendor, contractor, or ...

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Product Tip: How do I choose the right visitor badge style?

Monday, February 2, 2015 by Suzanne Corcoran

Placeholder We’re often asked, “What’s the difference between 'Company' and 'Destination' visitor badges?”Which visitor pass you choose depends on the type of visitor you receive and the information you wish to gather about them. No matter which you choose, sensitive information needs to be kept private and confidential. Keeping a facility secure is serious business.“Company” badges capture not only the visitor’s host within the facility, but the company or ...

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