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Watch Lists, User Levels & More: A Glossary of Important Visitor Management Terms

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jun 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about Visitor Management.

In fact, as of the publishing date of this post, Visitor Management was the most-covered topic on the blog

We've covered questions to ask, problems to solve, enhancements made and more, all in an effort to help people better understand this complicated topic.

However, it occurred to us recently that there are some Visitor Management basics that we had failed to cover, namely terms and concepts that are second-nature to Visitor Management experts but may as well be a foreign language to newcomers.

In the interest of helping current and potential customers be better educated, we've curated a series of terms that we think anyone exploring a Visitor Management system should know.

Consider this a Visitor Management dictionary, offering a simple, straightforward explanation of terms, concepts and ideas that you'll encounter as you search for a system.

SMS alerts, standalone systems, visitor reports...

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Topics: WhosOnLocation, Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, TEMPbadge, TEMPbadge VMS, healthcare Visitor Management, office visitor management

How to Choose the Perfect Visitor Badges for Your Site

Posted by Dan Ryan on Feb 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Visitor badges are one of the most popular forms of Visitor Management, up there in the Visitor Hall of Fame next to the plain ol' sign-in sheet and the "ALL GUESTS MUST SIGN IN" placard. 

Organizations of all kinds have been using visitor badges for decades, from classic "Hi! My name is..." badges to today's innovative expiring badges

It's not hard to see why visitor badges are so popular: they're easy to use, they're affordable and they get the job done, distinguishing between employees and guests to help increase security.

However, what's not immediately clear to organizations looking to purchase visitor badges for the first time is what kind of visitor badges to choose.

In fact, many organizations have no idea there are dozens of options out there when it comes to visitor badges.

"Options?" they think. "I don't know, just one of those sticky name things, I guess."

It's hard to blame people who aren't familiar with visitor badges for being unaware, as not everyone is as obsessed with visitor badges as we are at IDenticard.

Unfamiliar with our TEMPbadge® expiring visitor badges? Learn more!

But it's important for organizations looking to make a purchase, whether it's for school visitor badges or hospital visitor badges, to be aware of their options in order to make the best choice.

We've come up with a list of four questions you can ask yourself in order to zero in on the perfect visitor badge solution for your site, enabling you to secure your site without any headaches.

What do you need to ask yourself in order to make the right choice?

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, school visitor management, office visitor management, visitor badges

4 Enhancements That Make TEMPbadge Expiring Badges Better Than Ever

Posted by Dan Ryan on Feb 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Since hitting the Visitor Management market a few decades ago, our TEMPbadge® expiring visitor badges have been a hit with a variety of customers.

These badges have been used for everything from school visitor badges to contractor badges at worksites of all kinds, serving as a versatile, easy-to-use Visitor Management solution.

Customers loved our patented expiring ink technology, which is what made TEMPbadge visitor badges different from anything else on the market.

That technology worked for years, making TEMPbadge into the recognizable brand that it is today.

However, given that it had been decades, we thought we could make it better. That's exactly what we did with our enhanced TEMPbadge products, which launched at the beginning of this month.

These new products take what made TEMPbadge expiring visitor badges great and make those features even better, leading to an improved experience for all of our customers.

Out with the old, in with the new

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, TEMPbadge, guest experience

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Visitor Management System

Posted by Dan Ryan on Oct 14, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Visitor Management!

We talk about it a lot, and you know it's important.

You want it. You need it. You gotta have it!

But how do you go about finding the system that's right for you?

Truthfully, there's no simple answer to that question: choosing a Visitor Management system is one of the more difficult ID/security-related purchases an organization can make because each system is unique to the site at which it's installed.

Basically, there's no "one size fits all" solution when it comes to Visitor Management. And because there are a ton of different options to choose from, finding the right one can be tricky.

However, there are several key questions you can ask that will help you zero in on the perfect Visitor Management system for your needs.

Asking yourself certain questions about what you need from a system and about how certain aspects of your site operate will eliminate some options while elevating others to the top of the pile.

The result? The perfect Visitor Management system for you.

When it comes to choosing a system, you've got all the answers

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Topics: WhosOnLocation, Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, TEMPbadge, PassagePoint, TEMPbadge Visitor Badge Log Books, school visitor management, TEMPbadge VMS, education Visitor Management, office visitor management

4 Ways a Visitor Management Program Helps Increase Workplace Safety

Posted by Dan Ryan on Aug 26, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Think about a standard Visitor Management system.

What's the main goal any system should strive to achieve?

"Well, that's obvious," you think. "It should be able to tell you who is coming and who is going from your premises at all times."

Hey, you've been reading our website!

Sounds simple enough, right?

However, if you dig a little deeper, there's a larger root cause behind every Visitor Management system.

After all, most organizations aren't just a bunch of nosy people who want to know the names of strangers coming by.

No, the overarching goal of Visitor Management is to increase workplace safety for all on-site personnel, including both staff and guests.

And if you stop and think about it, it makes a lot of sense: Visitor Management systems try to identify threats, prevent unauthorized access and record any incidents, three key components to keeping a work site safe and incident-free. 

However, today's Visitor Management systems go far beyond simply recording a name when it comes to keeping your workplace safe from violence.

Visual deterrents, watch lists and more

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, healthcare Visitor Management, education Visitor Management, office visitor management, business visitor management, workplace violence, workplace safety

Product Spotlight: Single-Piece Expiring TEMPbadge™ Visitor Badge

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jul 7, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: 1-day Single-Piece Expiring Visitor Badge
Product Category: Visitor Management - Expiring Badges
SKU: 02014

TEMPbadge expiring visitor badges are an excellent way to increase security at sites of all kinds.

Serving as an entry-level Visitor Management solution, these convenient badges expire after a day's use to indicate that a visitor's time is up.

With no software to install or printers to set up, this TEMPbadge 1-day single-piece expiring badge is about as easy as it gets. 

To use it, simply:

  • Write the guest's name on the badge using a pen, pencil or marker.
  • Remove the tab at the bottom of the badge.
  • Lift the top of the badge and remove the adhesive liner.
  • Press the badge parts together and issue with a card clip.

It's one thing to read a few bullets on how simple it is to use this expiring visitor badge, but it's another to see it in action.

See how easy it is to track guests with a TEMPbadge expiring visitor badge

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, product spotlight, school visitor management, healthcare Visitor Management, government Visitor Management

Product Spotlight: TEMPBadge™ Visitor Badge Log Books

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 24, 2016 11:35:34 AM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: TEMPBadge Visitor Badge Log Books
Product Category: Visitor Management
SKU: 05721, 05741, C05721, C05741

We discuss Visitor Management frequently on this blog, and with good reason: it's a popular topic right now, important across a number of industries (particularly healthcare and education).

For many organizations, one of the main hurdles when starting a Visitor Management program is cost.

It can be a tough situation: you want to upgrade your visitor program to make your site more secure, but don't have a ton of money to spend on a new enterprise Visitor Management software system. 

Fortunately, there's a way to keep your visitor program low-cost while simultaneously enhancing security at your site: TEMPBadge Visitor Badge Log Books.

These innovative log books combine the simplicity and ease-of-use of a sign-in sheet with the security of personalized expiring visitor badges

The result is a great way to upgrade your security and visitor sign-in procedures without investing in a large software installation that your site may not find necessary.

TEMPbadge Visitor Badge Log Books: Sign-in sheet convenience with innovative expiration

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, TEMPbadge, TEMPbadge Visitor Badge Log Books, product spotlight, healthcare Visitor Management, education Visitor Management

5 Myths About Visitor Management (and the Truth Behind All 5)

Posted by Dan Ryan on Mar 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Visitor Management is a hot topic in today's security-focused climate.

Unfortunately, incidents continue to occur that force organizations to take a look at their Visitor Management and security procedures and wonder, "are we doing enough?"

Inspired by recent events, many organizations have started to look at implementing a Visitor Management program for the first time.

In talking to our customers, we've found that there's a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to Visitor Management.

In the interest of helping to clarify the murky Visitor Management waters, we've compiled the five "myths" we hear the most and provided you with the truth behind each.

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Topics: WhosOnLocation, Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, TEMPbadge, PassagePoint, guest management

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