VMS Survey Data - http://tinyurl.com/vmssurvey
Leander Independent School District has even made its visitor management system a key component of its crisis management system. They share the following:
- Leander ISD implemented a new tool designed to increase the safety of students at all its elementary campuses. The Raptor V-Soft visitor management system will help keep campuses safer by producing uniform badges for all visitors.
- Each visitor will be asked to present a valid photo I.D. card the first time he or she visits the school. (Examples of acceptable photo I.D. cards are: state issued driver’s licenses or identification cards, official identification cards from many countries, or military identification cards.) The visitor is issued a badge with their photo that indicates when and where they are visiting.
- Once in the system, parents/visitors will not need to present their I.D., and can be issued a visitor badge by simply providing his or her name. In a time where we are used to presenting our driver’s licenses to write checks or rent videos, we’re certain our visitors will understand that a few extra seconds is well worth the added safety our new system provides our students.
- Source: Leander ISD, Texas - http://tinyurl.com/5dfboe
But even if you have a plan for using a visitor management system, like Leander ISD, what constitutes “comprehensive coverage?” Comprehensive coverage involves managing access, interfacing with state sex offender databases, notification of law enforcement in case of an alert, hardware in place, and more. This article shares 5 criteria you can use in selecting a visitor management system.
Another consideration is what information is actually collected by the VMS installed in your school. Information should include, at minimum, the visitor’s name, why they are there or job affiliation, a photograph, date, time and length of visit. Some systems actually scan the visitor’s driver’s license and use that as their source for a photo and other information.
- AMTEL Lobby Visitor Management System - http://tinyurl.com/6zcr8b
- EasyLobby - http://www.easylobby.com
- HoneyWell LobbyWorks - http://tinyurl.com/6e7jnd
- LobbyGuard - http://lobbyguard.com
- Raptor V-Soft
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