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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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Visitor Management Protocol should be updated regularly

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderMost companies, schools, and healthcare facilities have a procedure to sign-in visitors who come to their facility. It is a good security practice to document visitors so you know now, and months later, who was in your facility, for what purpose, and for how long. Visitor management protocols should be reviewed every few months to make sure they are accomplishing the goals they were intended for. Visitor management security tools are always evolving with new functionality. A tool that ...

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How using the Cloud improves Visitor Management Systems

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderVisitor management is all about knowing who is in any office building, school, or healthcare facility at any given time. Visitor management systems (VMS) provide an invaluable security service by registering visitors that come to a facility and allowing any organization the ability to access past records of any visitor. There are numerous types of visitor management systems available on the market with varying features and benefits. A popular trend with VMS providers is incorporating cloud ...

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How to correctly use a Visitor Management System

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderWhen an entrance to an office building, healthcare facility, or school isn’t secure, the facility is vulnerable and liable. A great way to help secure a facility’s entrance is to use a visitor management system to document all visitors. Visitor management is about controlling access and knowing who is in the building at any given time. Visitor management systems accomplish those goals, but it is imperative to use the tool correctly. Here are 4 steps to effectively use a visitor ...

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