Category: Technology

How Visitor Management is Enhancing Security in Multi-tenant Buildings

High-rise buildings continue to be the focal point for tightening regulatory processes, which may or may not be a surprise. Although it wasn’t the first or the last high-rise tragedy on record, the 9-11 World Trade Center attack is, for many, the one event that first comes to mind regarding our thoughts about security in high-rise…
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Kiosks Prove Valuable As Part of Comprehensive Visitor Management

Visitor Management Kiosks Prove to be a Valuable Part of a Comprehensive Visitor Management System An important element to the success of a Visitor Management Program is the temporary ID badge that visitors wear while they’re at a facility that requires them to identify themselves, the contractor or vendor they represent, the name of the…
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8 Ways Organizations Benefit from Electronic Visitor Management

Electronic Visitor Management Systems Electronic Visitor Management Systems are quickly replacing hand-written, sign-in systems in the lobbies of businesses, hospitals, campuses and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. More facilities are turning to digital visitor management, adding an extra layer of security at points of entry. Cloud-based solutions create detailed visitor records in seconds, and…
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Technology Helps Law Enforcement Boost Security in Prisons

  Back in 1982, the number of inmates in the U.S. prison population topped off at 385,343. By the end of 2013, the inmate population in the U.S. was nearly 1.6 million people, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. These numbers reflect prisoner counts exclusively in state and federal prisons—not including local jails. A…
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Integrating Security Measures With Building Design

Designing safe and secure buildings cost-effectively has never been more important. To design and construct or renovate a secure building, a collaborative approach to the design process is in order, beginning with the conceptual phase of the project and continuing to completion. Whether it’s a new-build or a renovation, all persons responsible for the safety…
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Why Software as a Service (SaaS)?

Software as a service (SaaS) is a way of delivering secure applications over the Internet as a service. Rather than installing and maintaining software, licensing and hardware, you simply access it via Internet connection, eliminating the complex software and hardware management. SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based, online software, on-demand software, or hosted software.  SaaS applications…
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Near Field Communications (NFC) Improve Visitor Management

Near Field Communications or NFC, allows mobile devices to link with other devices, through radio waves. Depending on the NFC technology, users either bring two devices in close proximity to one another, or actually touch the devices together to launch the radio communication to share data. Think Apple Pay that allows iPhone users to pay…
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Are You Using NFC Technology To Its Fullest?

NFC technology, or near field communications, has been around for several years. But, like with all new technological advancements, as time goes by, the technology is adapted and its use expanded to make everyday tasks easier. This is true with NFC too; today it is used in homes, vehicles, in retail settings for marketing, to…
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Understanding SAML 2.0

SAML 2.0 and Visitor Management SAML 2.0, or “security assertion markup language”, is an XML based protocol that allows for the exchanging of authentication data between multiple security domains. This part of technology is key to streamlining visitor management processes in multi-tenant buildings, pharmaceutical environments, small businesses, and throughout global corporate enterprises in a secure,…
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Visitor Logs, Proxy Cards, and Kiosks

Keeping a facility secure from outside threats is essential. In the post 9/11 world, most facilities have upgraded their security protocols to include extra security personnel, video monitoring, and even put barricades around the perimeter of the property. Unfortunately, however, many have still not updated the security protocols for visitors. Handwritten visitor logs simply cannot effectively…
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