Visitor monitoring systems helps enhance safety for school students and staff

Access Control and Management of Contractors and Visitors System from Tensor

Visitor monitoring systems can help improve the overall level of safety both for school students and staff, and this is specifically the reason why such measures are being now adopted on a significantly larger scale.

The Ames Community School District in Iowa, the United States, has recently replaced its paper-based visitor logs with a new electronic visitor monitoring system that allows schools to produce visitor badges, to monitor volunteer hours, and to electronically check all visitors against public databases.

The main aim for these safeguards was to keep their learning environment and school community as secure as possible. This is achieved by recording visitors into their systems based on a valid state-issued ID and then issuing credential badges that identify the visitor.

Tensor Management of Contractors and Visitors Software (MCVS) – the perfect solution for school visitor monitoring systems

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 monitoring systems 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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