Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Visitor Management Spotlight: JOLLY lobby track Premier

Jolly Lobby Track is the building security industry's leading visitor management/tracking system, allowing organizations of all sizes to register visitors to their facilities, print and issue badges and monitor or track visitor movement.

The Premier Edition is their top of the line visitor management software system, with all the features of the Lobby Track Standard Edition, plus the following additional features:
  • Centralized management of multiple and/or remote locations
  • Networked data sharing capability
  • Self-registration and unassisted check-in at unattended kiosk locations
  • Automatic, immediate background checks against national databases plus online, local and custom watch lists
  • Automatic photo cropping
In addition, this visitor management system checks your existing databases for duplicate records and automatically updates the information when duplicate data is found. It's capable of providing email notification to visitors who have registered online and to display online messages and alerts. Finally, lobby tracking software supports connectivity to other databases you may be using, including ORACLE.

Jolly Lobby Track Premier is easy to install and simple to operate. It includes free factory support for the first 30 days and a year's worth of basic support from eXpress badging. Operation is fairly intuitive, especially with the built-in software function that allows visitors to register by simply scanning their driver's license, passport, business card or government ID. The system then takes that information, including photos and biometrics, and populates the database. As this is being accomplished, automatic crosschecks are being made against a variety of watch lists.

All-In-One System, Simple ID Card Production

Jolly Lobby Track Premier is a unique, all-in-one visitor management/access control plus attendance and hours worked reporting solution. It's able to print temporary badges for visitors but also can make high quality permanent ID badges for employees. Cards can be one- or two-sided and card design is simple with the help of a Design Wizard.

Elements such as database fields and text, shapes, images, magnetic stripes and barcodes can all be layered to create a professional looking credential. Captured photos and fingerprints can also be displayed.

Various built-in reports can be created, viewed, printed and exported. These include information such as who is currently on site as well as histories of employee attendance and hours worked.

One of the most important safety features of the Lobby Track System is the capability of protecting your facilities from unwanted visitors by way of the active, automatic Watch List feature. Policies can also be set up to deny access to certain areas based on location, time of day, etc. These are some of the outstanding features of Jolly Lobby Track Premier.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Visitor Management & Lobby Tracking in 2014

Visitor management has come a long way since the standardized, old school use of pen and paper and hard-copy logbook sign-in. There's no question that the electronic tracking of visitors' entry to and usage of facilities and certain areas within those facilities is becoming more prevalent, and rightly so. Current-day visitor management efforts have become a natural adjunct to other building security and access control systems, providing both real-time and recorded data regarding who's in your building, where they're going and what they're doing. In many cases, good visitor management is able to take over functions previously performed by these other systems.

At eXpress badging, we enable you to easily gain control and manage your visitors from the moment they enter your facility, thereby providing a safer, more secure environment. The reception process is streamlined with the use of simple software programs that capture pertinent data from each visitor, records that information and then issues easily recognizable ID badges that can include photos or be of a temporary, self-expiring type.

Issue, Track, Report

Collecting data for use in the analysis of visitor traffic and the creation of visitor reports is just one of the benefits provided by the Jolly lobby track Premier offered here. Visitor registration can be completed three different ways:
  • On-site
  • Online through the company's intranet, which allows employees to pre-register visitors
  • An externally located, dedicated registration kiosk. This is especially convenient when large groups of people are being registered at one time

Some convenient features built into the software program that comes with Jolly lobby track Premier allows for instantly scanning a visitor's driver's license or passport to obtain pertinent information and then automatically filling in the registration form. The system is able to capture both photographs and biometric data and to look up the information and crosscheck against existing online and local watch lists to enable you to prevent access to your facility from unwanted visitors. The Jolly system comes complete with the software module to create temporary or permanent badges on the spot and is backed up with 30 days of free manufacturer's factory support and one year of basic level support from us at eXpress badging at no extra charge!

For an even more advanced and comprehensive visitor management system, STOPware PassagePoint has been touted as the most scalable system available, capable of providing visitor management solutions to even the largest organizations and government agencies with multiple or remote locations that can all be maintained by a central application server.

Why Buy a Visitor Management System?

The amount of data that can be gathered by a modern-day visitor management system is considerable and, in a time when the activities of terrorists, heightened school violence and protection issues with children are all in the forefront these types of systems have become critical to ensure safety and security in work, study and recreational environments. These systems are quick to install, simple to use and well worth the small price they cost for the amount of protection they provide.