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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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The most affordable way to have "time-expiring" visitor badges

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchools, healthcare facilities, and businesses across America have a responsibility to maintain a secure environment. They are accountable for protecting their students, patients, staff, employees, and visitors. The need for security is becoming greater and more expensive at a time when security budgets are getting tighter and tighter. Every facility across our country is looking for their respective security budgets to be stretched as far as they could go. Requiring your visitors to sign ...

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6 questions schools should ask before purchasing a Visitor Management System

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchool security is serious business. In light of some horrifying incidents over the past 15 years, schools across America have made the security of their students and staff a top priority. Schools need to know who is in their building and stop unwanted visitors from entering their facility. Visitor Management Systems (VMS) are the #1 tool used by administrators to record who is, or was, in the school at any point in time and provide documentation of any particular visitor’s ...

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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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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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