Facial recognition and visitor management systems – connecting technologies for enhanced security

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Facial recognition is one of the most rapidly developing security technologies around, as it enables the fast and precise identification/registration of known individuals, whether in a large crowd or public places. The technology dynamically compares images of individuals from incoming video streams against those stored in a pre-defined list and generates an alert when a positive match is detected.

However, beside picking up faces in a crowd, facial recognition can be used for a variety of other purposes – including managing visitors.

By integrating facial recognition technology into access control and visitor management systems, organizations will improve their physical security efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while also speeding up the registration process. In fact, people can be easily and quickly enrolled from one or more photographs and/or video clips, negating the need for a subject to be physically enrolled.

A combined facial recognition, visitor management and access control system allows users to consolidate entrance and exit activities onto a single system for improved management in a distributed environment, as well as greater control via user-defined security access privileges.
For example, the system can be programmed to automatically grant authorised visitors pre-determined access privileges, but also to block flagged individuals from obtaining visitor and access credentials.


The Management of Contractors and Visitors Software(MCVS) is a network-based application that allows you to advance book visitor appointments and pre-book on site contractors. These bookings can be made either via the PC based application or a user’s Internet browser. Directly an appointment is booked, notification emails are sent to both the visitor and their host informing them of the appointment’s date, time and location.

Visitor appointments can be pre-booked either directly on the system or through the online Appointment Planner found within Tensor’s Self Service Module (SSM). Employees with an account can log into SSM using their Internet browser. Depending upon their security profile, SSM users can view and make appointments for themselves or colleagues. SSM users can also create new visitor and visitor company entries, view their own appointments, view all appointments at their site or view all appointments for their organisation.

The Visitor Monitoring (MCVS) module can be integrated with Tensor’s Access Control application. In this way when visitors and contractors arrive they are handed a smart card along with their identification pass. The smart card will grant them access through doors according to the security rules assigned to them on arrival. Furthermore, security settings are available to require authorised cardholders to escort visitors. The authorised escort must scan their card to validate the visitor’s card before access is granted.

If you would like to find out more about the Management of Contractors and Visitors Software (MCVS), just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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