Keep Out Unwanted Visitors
Having a dedicated visitor management system is the number one defense against unwanted visitors. Every school has hundreds of students every day, so besides making everything look more professional, you're ensuring that student safety isn't compromised.
Unwanted visitors are more likely to enter a school with an outdated manual sign-in book than a robust system that requires them to scan their driver's license. Furthermore, you have safe data storage for a future check-up of everybody who goes in and out.
On the same note, it's far easier to collect and store visitor data by using visitor management software, than a sign-in book. Solutions save and create reports automatically, making them ready for a required check.
Since you store the data either locally or remotely, you have constant access to not only the visitor database for the current day but the entire visitor history altogether.
This provides security guards and other school staff with the ability to focus on more pressing matters.
Connect to Watch Lists
If you want to bring the school security to an even further level, many visitor management solutions allow you to check if visitors are on federal watch lists. This brings the chance of an unwanted incident even lower while improving safety.
Instead of creating measures for when an incident occurs, you act proactively and ensure the incident doesn't happen in the first place. Watch lists update regularly so you always have access to current data. Not only can you prevent an unwanted visitor from doing any harm, but you can prevent them from entering the school.
Robust Security Communication
Most visitor management solutions come with a visitor management app. Some solutions even have a dedicated security app. Your security staff can have constant access to a real-time updated list of people currently in the school.
Furthermore, you can also set up the front desk to notify security in a second. Security can act more efficiently and prevent unwanted situations from happening.
Print Expiring Visitor Badges
Sometimes, even if a visitor gets access, you still want to keep an eye on where everybody is at all times. In that case, it's a good idea to go with a visitor management solution that allows you to print expiring visitor badges.
Not only does it make it easier to track visitors while on the school premises, but because the visitor badge expires, you are sure the visitor can't misuse the badge in the future.