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The Need for Biometric Visitor Management Systems for Schools

Re-posted with permission from M2SYS and edited.

Schools around the world continue to face both internal and external threats to the safety of students and staff. In the USA alone, there were 22 school shootings happened in just 20 weeks of 2018. It becomes a serious threat to the safety of our children at schools. Using traditional sign-in sheet isn’t enough it allows intruders to operate their crimes easily. To fight with this ongoing problem, a proper visitor management system could be an effective solution. It can prevent unwanted visitors from entering the school premise.

Why Biometric Visitor Management?

There are at least 2 phases for a biometric visitor management system. The first phase is the capture phase, where the parent or guardian comes to the school and has their biometrics captured and registered. The then submit their related demographic information to be tracked with their biometrics to confirm their identity.

The second phase is any time later when the parent or guardian returns to the school to pick up their child. They scan their biometrics again and receive authorization with a correct match. If verified by a biometric match, they can then leave the school with their child. If they do not have an accurate match, they are flagged as an unauthorized individual for review, or the proper authorities are contacted.

There are also long list of benefits for using a biometric visitor management system for both the school and parents. These include, but are not limited to, higher security, quick processing, remote access, seamless user experience, high customization and thorough search capabilities.

This infographic below shows a definitive reason why you need biometric visitor management system for your school.

Infographic on biometric visitor management for schools

Get Local Help from the ISG

The ISG has more than 90 locations across the US and Canada who are local experts in school safety and security. Talk with the ISG member nearest to your school district about your visitor management needs for the coming school year, and include the accuracy and validity of biometric tracking as part of that discussion.

Contact us today!

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