Through Visitor Management services, ECI Systems is able to accurately, effectively, and surreptitiously track the usage of a public building or site. In many organizations, visitors entering a ‘secure’ building, facility or campus are able to gain access by simply writing their name in a visitor log book. With today’s security concerns, this outdated practice lacks security and yields data that is incomplete, often difficult to read, and always impossible to analyze. Moreover, confidential information about recent visitors is readily available to all who flip through the pages.
In contrast, a visitor management system can gather increasing amounts of information and record facility usage by specific visitor and provide documentation of the visitor’s whereabouts. Because a visitor management system provides a record of building use, these systems are frequently used to complement building security and access control systems.
Visitor Management Software
Several desktop-based visitor management software applications are available. These applications typically consist of three fundamental components: visitor registration, visitor badge printing, and reporting functionality. Some applications are capable of automatically capturing visitor information directly from a visitor’s driver license, passport or other government issued identification document.
Computer Visitor Management Systems
Basic electronic visitor management systems use a computer network to monitor and record visitor information. More sophisticated systems add photo ID capability, database searching, automatic door access and other functions.
An electronic visitor management system elevates visitor tracking and eliminates the problems associated with unsecure guest books. Visitor ID can be checked against national and local databases, as well as in-house databases for potential security problems. Many visitor management systems feature searchable visitor information databases. Photo ID cards can be custom printed for one-time only or continuing use. Swipe cards speed the security screening process.
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