04 August 2017
Managing visitor access to your building
While the internet has undoubtedly revolutionised business
communication, most companies still need to welcome visitors to their premises
regularly - whether for important meetings or just introductory tours of the
As such, visitor access – and managing it effectively – is
still a major consideration for managers across all industries. Thankfully, the
task is made easier by the host of innovative access control technologies
available, each one built to address the various security challenges faced by
Revolutionary security applications
You’ll find powerful software at the heart of any effective
modern security system, and some of the solutions on the market today offer
impressive visitor management features.
Take our Microtrak
Evolution Access Control application, for example. It has a dedicated
visitor management module that can be used to control visitor access across
either single or multiple sites. It allows you to introduce site visitors to
the wider system quickly and easily by giving you the power to issue temporary
badges for contractors and visitors, control and track visitor movements, and
see who’s on the premises at any given time.
Keeping everything seamless
Visitors and their vehicles can be pre-booked into the
Microtrak system to save time when they arrive, helping you and your reception
staff give a great first impression. Then, to maintain security, it’s possible
to set an expiration time for each pass, speeding up the check-out process -
and in the event of a pass going missing or being stolen, it can be cancelled
from the central application.
Reliable door systems
The simplest way to control the movement of people within a
business is by using a carefully configured door system – a network of locks
and scanners that prevent some people accessing certain areas while still
allowing others to enter. These systems are as useful for controlling visitors
as they are for managing employees.
With a blend of TouchStar’s robust
door controllers, proximity
readers and biometric scanners – and of course the aforementioned access
control software – it’s possible to manage visitor access with minimal
attention and effort, leaving you to spend your valuable time and resources on
other essential business tasks.
Vehicle access management
Visitor access control shouldn’t end at the entrance to your
building – with most guests likely to drive to you, it’s important to consider
how your system works with vehicles too. This is where our external
gate, barrier and turnstile control solutions are useful.
Like our internal door systems, these prevent and grant
access to your premises as necessary. Barriers can be set up in various ways,
depending on your requirements. It’s possible to allow free access outwards,
for example, saving time for visitors and car park attendants. There are also
wireless remote management and biometric scanner capabilities, giving you
complete control over who comes in and out.
Security should always be a priority for your business, and
visitors – whose backgrounds tend to be unknown – often pose the biggest
threat. An intelligently designed and flexible access control system will help
you manage the movement of your guests effectively and efficiently, while
protecting your staff and assets.
To learn more about how TouchStar can help
you, get in touch today.