Why visitor access control can’t be ignored right now

Visitor access control is crucial for protecting assets, ensuring compliance, safeguarding personnel safety, and maintaining operational efficiency.

Unlocking the Potential of Building Access Control Systems

Recent innovations in visitor management system (VMS) technology and their integration with access control systems (ACS) bring peace of mind to organizations hosting guests. VMS cloud-based integrations improve core business processes, making it easy for companies to enhance performance and uphold health responsibilities. Access control integrations alone provide significant benefits, making VMS a popular choice for COVID-19 facing companies.

The next level: Access control integrations with visitor management systems

When you combine the visitor management system with the access control system, it improves safety and security for everyone in the building. This also makes the check-in process better for visitors.

To show this, let’s look at the benefits when organizations use Visitdesk with their access control system:

Visitdesk ‘s visitor management solution is easy to connect with the access control system. It can work with any additional entry processes that are needed, using standard hardware.

This means that if any changes are needed for the access control system, they are easy to find, design, and install without being limited to one manufacturer.

What’s even better is that Visitdesk partners with many top system providers to offer a complete solution for any organization’s access security needs.

On that note, some of the main features that come from those access control integrations include:

1. Synchronized visitor data with access control-

When visitor profiles are set up beforehand, integrated visitor management systems can quickly identify, welcome, and assist visitors upon their arrival.

Administrative staff don’t have to manually input visitor information. Instead, visitor data is automatically transferred from the visitor management system to the access control system when visits are scheduled. This saves time and avoids the hassle of entering visitor details twice.

2. Convenient QR access-

Convenient QR access makes it easy for visitors to enter the building. Before they arrive, they receive unique QR codes via email. They can scan these codes when they get here. Plus, we can control when they have access and for how long.

Applying access control integrations against COVID-19

Even with just a few advantages of access control integrations we’ve detailed above, it’s not too hard to see how these features might be used by organizations to keep people healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some of the common ways they are making a difference today:

1. Limiting person-to-person contact

COVID-19 usually spreads when people are too close, so it’s crucial to avoid big gatherings during this pandemic.

Using destination dispatch helps companies prevent big crowds near multiple elevators and control how people move to different floors. Designate one person to clean keypads, touch screens, or cards to reduce touching surfaces.

2. Maintaining comprehensive activity and incident logs

It can take up to two weeks for someone sick with COVID-19 to start showing symptoms. They can still spread the virus during this time.

When someone tests positive, it’s important to quickly notify anyone they recently came in contact with.

These tools help organizations keep detailed records of everyone near an infected person. By tracking when people entered and left, we can find out exactly when and where they might have been exposed.

VMS alerts make it easy to tell everyone who might be at risk.

In Conclusion

Visitor access control is imperative for security and compliance. Ignoring it poses risks of breaches, non-compliance penalties, and health hazards like during COVID-19. It protects data, ensures liability accountability, and boosts efficiency with automation. Prioritizing it is essential for safeguarding assets and maintaining safety.