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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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Identifying potential student security threats & what schools can do

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Keeping a K-12 school secure is a very difficult job. There are so many aspects to keep track of ranging from developing security procedures for a myriad of possible situations (such as threats from the student body and the outside world), access control, visitor management, and security equipment decisions. Administrators can do their due diligence on these items, but mustn’t forget to be plugged into the population of students as well. The students can be an invaluable resource for ...

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Tardy Slips -- the perfect tool Schools use to document late students

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderTardy students are a major problem for schools across the country. Some teachers report that the first four to eight minutes of class is almost a waste of time as students straggle in. Not only do students lose valuable educational instruction when they arrive late, but they disrupt the educational environment and distract others who are in the class. In addition, when late students are unsupervised in hallways and restrooms, there is ample opportunity for misconduct. We make Tardy Slips ...

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Small schools can improve security in affordable ways

Monday, April 10, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder It’s no secret that school budgets are tight all across America. Resources may decline, but it seems requirements never do. This is especially true in the area of security. Many small or rural schools feel they are at a competitive disadvantage because they don't have the same grant-writing resources and expertise as bigger or more urban districts. Their concerns came up during a recent conference call hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Rural Education ...

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Increase security with visitor badges that "expire"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Any time you encounter strangers at your place of work, you may wonder who they are and what they are doing there — especially if they aren’t wearing an I.D. badge. Some places require visitors to wear a visitor badge, and some don’t. Likewise, some places require employees to wear an I.D. badge, while others don’t. At best, not identifying visitors arouses employees’ curiosity and, at worst, leaves people and property exposed to potential harm. Let’s ...

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Threshold' badges that "expire" now run on Brother label printers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Data Management Inc.’s market for high-security visitor badges just got bigger. After years of producing time-expiring visitor badges for visitor management software, DMI, makers of Threshold, has just expanded its offering of rolled badges to run on a wider range of label printers. Now developers, resellers, and end-users of visitor management systems can print their visitor badges on Brother direct thermal printers. “Our time-expiring badges have always run on several ...

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