Visitor Management Systems Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 08, 2014

"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able to enter approved areas, they hardly ever handle 'temporary access' well. For that, Visitor Management fills a niche, and claim to do a better job than the old, proven clipboard sign in sheets.

In this note, we examine visitor management systems, their common featuresets, and how the are best deployed.

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Comments (5)

Interesting subject matter Brian, the systems you mention can work standalone and/or be integrated into third party VMS/Access Control systems.

Do you plan to go further towards an evaluation/comparison/benefits of such integrations and also review the Visitor Management component that is part of other VMS/Access Control systems ?

Jolly system has a lot to be desired. They have changed the way they have done things in the past 6 months which have made it very hard to work with in terms of selling and supporting.

Interesting article. Would need high visitor volume to justify cost as you explained in the article. It would be fun to "play" with though!

OK Kudos to you People at IPVM!.. it doesn't pass a day when some customers concerns are not addressed or been addressed somewhere in IPVM.

This subject is more important today than ever before. There is a serious need to manage visitor and to very quickly verify if a person should be at a given location in any facility. Easy Lobby is a good solution but remain expensive IMO. The field is ripe for some new blood .. There aren't many and their solutions, that includes that of Jolly System is half-baked at best.

There is a lot of need in that sector and IME not correctly addressed. Would like to see more innovation in and of course, coverage of this sector.

I visited an account a few years ago that was using this exact system. It was a large orthopedic hospital.

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