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We write articles mainly about visitor management, which helps you to know who is (or has been) in your facility. It is just part of an organization’s physical security processes that protect people and property within and around a building or campus.


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An intruder in the operating room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder In the past two years, we have written about the security challenge known as "tailgating." This is the practice of following an authorized person into a restricted area or past a certain checkpoint. (This is also sometimes referred to as "piggybacking.") It’s time for a follow-up. Earlier this month The Boston Globe published a story about an intruder in the operating room at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She then tried to infiltrate two other hospitals in the ...

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Visitor Pass Solutions' badges that "expire" now run on Brother label printers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Andrew Jones

Placeholder Data Management Inc.’s market for high-security visitor badges just got bigger. After years of producing time-expiring visitor badges for visitor management software, DMI, makers of Visitor Pass Solutions, has just expanded its offering of rolled badges to run on a wider range of label printers. Now developers, resellers, and end-users of visitor management systems can print their visitor badges on Brother direct thermal printers. “Our expiring badges have always run on ...

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Emergency Action Plans are critical for your company

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder A workplace emergency is any unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental damage. A wide variety of emergencies, both man-made and natural, may require a workplace to be evacuated. These emergencies include … Floods, Tornados, or Hurricanes Fires Toxic material releases, such as from chemical spills, biological accidents, or radiological accidents Explosions Civil ...

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Security and safety concerns for office buildings in the winter

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder In November, I outlined various security strategies that office building security directors should consider, because security threats are larger and more varied than ever before. That blog post covered security tips for “business as usual” times of the year. However, in many parts of the country, “business is not usual” during the winter, when cold temperatures and precipitation wear out security tools at a greater rate than in warmer months. In addition, new ...

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6 mistakes when using an
Electronic Visitor Management System

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder When an entrance to an office building, healthcare facility, or school isn’t secure, the facility is vulnerable and ultimately could be liable if something bad happens as a result of negligence. A great way to help secure a facility’s entrance is to use a visitor management system (VMS) to document all visitors. Once the software is set up and in-use, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of the system, such as quick and easy sign-in, secure identification, reliable data access, ...

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