RFID Technology in a Visitor Management System

RFID Technology in a Visitor Management System

RFID Technology in a Visitor Management System

RFID and visitor badgingThe most valuable assets of any organization, regardless of size, are the people. Equipment and even facilities can be replaced, but the team members are an invaluable resource that drives innovation, development, marketing, sales, and all the behind-the-scenes needs of the business. In today’s world where heightened security protocols are a must, Visitor Management Systems must be upgraded to help secure properties, but most importantly the people they house during business hours.

Manual log-in books for visitors simply cannot adequately protect facilities from individuals that intend harm to the facility, or to people inside. Every visitor must be screened against watch lists and do not admit lists, to make these individuals are not granted access. The challenge with a manual type system is that the information is never disseminated in real time to the security professionals tasked with keeping out potential threats. With a web-based visitor management system, the watch lists and do not admit lists are updated in real time. So, if an administrator is notified of a threat, the name of the individual can immediately be inputted into the system, and in the event they attempt entry, the system will automatically notify security.

So, how does RFID technology play an integral role in visitor management? Access control cards, proxy cards, and even visitor badges can be equipped with RFID chips that are read by active RFID readers. This helps to facilitate a quick and efficient processing of visitors, contractors, and staff members through the lobby or other areas. From the organization’s side, RFID technology helps to track visitor information in a secure digital log that is easily retrieved through reporting functions. This helps to determine high periods of traffic, allowing for organizations to make changes in personnel, as desired.

Additionally, the RFID technology plays another important role – during an emergency when an evacuation of the premises is required. When RFID chips are housed in every visitor and employee badge, when they leave the premises, the system automatically updates their status. This is extremely helpful not only to facility managers, but is also vital information for first responders working to safely evacuate or rescue individuals as necessary. With iVisitor, the leader of web-based visitor management systems, administrators and security personnel can access this key data from anywhere and any device that has a connection to the Internet, including mobile devices. This allows administrators to quickly notify first responders of the names of individuals that have not passed through the RFID readers and been signed out of the system.

RFID tags are also used to store data, and in the case of a visitor management system, the tags can hold vital information on the visitor including name, contact information, photo, dates and time of authorized visit, host name, and more. It is this information that is key to expediting the check-in and checkout process in a commercial property. All the visitor has to do is bring the card close to the RFID reader, and the reader will then authenticate the card, checking the visitor in, or out.

RFID technology isn’t new, but it is being used in new ways, including visitor management. While the RFID tags are traditionally used for tracking goods throughout transportation and a wide variety of other processes where accurate and secure information is a must, why not choose a visitor management system that supports this technology to protect your facilities and people?

iVisitor is quickly deployed, user-friendly, doesn’t require expensive upfront capital expenditures, and is quickly scalable to meet growing demand. It is an effective solution for small businesses, multi-tenant properties, healthcare facilities, and corporations with multiple facilities and properties across the globe.

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