In today’s always-vigilant environment, schools are always trying to ensure that students, staff, and faculty are able to work and learn in a safe setting.
Even just a decade ago, a visitor management system was nothing more than school staff asking visitors to sign into a log sheet. Often, this log sheet was only checked periodically or not at all. Now, we must use systems to keep students and staff safe.
Schools are busy places. On any given day, you will probably see:
- Applicants arriving for an interview
- Vendors setting up a new system
- Parents signing their children in and out
- Workers delivering food to kitchens
- Visitors entering in the evening to attend a basketball game
- Cleaning and maintenance staff preparing to work at night
- Students coming to the school for clubs or practice
- Students leaving to attend a career school
When you realize how many people walk in and out of a school all day, every day, it’s a wake-up call.
How Do Visitor Management Systems Protect Schools?
Investing in a customized system that protects your building or buildings is the first step to keeping everyone safe and secure. Requiring everyone to use an ID card helps your school security by:
- Knowing who is at your school and where they are in the building. In case of an emergency, or simply to contact someone, you’ll be able to immediately locate anyone.
- Identifying anyone who comes into the building. This can be customized to include all of their information and even if they have up-to-date clearances.
- Allowing access. A visitor management system can be programmed to let only certain people into the building at certain times of day. For instance, if the package delivery person is scheduled to arrive between 10-10:15 a.m., that can be entered into the system, and they can only enter the school at that time without assistance from staff.
- Keeping students and property safe. Students and visitors can use their cards to enter certain areas of the school, such as a lab. The cards can also be programmed to pay for student or faculty lunches or keep a record of who has used a school bus.
Visitor management systems include an ID card printer where school staff can create and then print a photo ID card in seconds that records data from a visitor’s driver’s license or other identifying criteria.
Automated Card Systems Protect Your Schools
These systems keep children, staff, and teachers safe and ensure that everyone coming into the school is properly identified. To learn more about a visitor management system for your public or private school, contact Automated Card Systems today. We can help you create a customized solution.