This blog post is the second in our 2-part series based on our recent webinar ‘Achieving compliance safety, security in commercial real estate. In this installment, we explore how organizations can utilize visitor and contractor management system features to create a safer, more secure workplace.
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Hybrid work has its perks; it enables employees flexible working conditions and helps keep them Covid-safe, just to name a few. However, as fewer people are filling up your office building, this may leave room for unwanted visitors to slip through the cracks and gain unauthorized access to your workplace. Threats that continue to impact workplace security and are likely to remain a concern for a long time, namely:
One of the best ways to improve safety and security in the workplace is by mandating all persons on site wear visible credentials and carry identification. With such a policy enforced, it can be easy to spot anyone present in the facility who is not complying with these rules or wearing credentials. This can be especially useful in larger organizations, where it may be difficult for staff to be able to identify everyone on site.
For a visitor badge to be effective, consider some of the specific details that should be included on the badge and why:
It is important to implement a visitor management system with a powerful watchlist feature, ensuring extra precautions are being taken to reduce the likelihood of any security breaches or theft. At the same time, it is important to upkeep a positive customer service experience by being prepared to welcome important guests to your site. Visitor management software paired with an effective watchlist feature can assign visitors to different watchlists. For example, it can be used to warn your reception staff of uninvited or suspicious characters.
Access control is an integral element of your workplace security. It can be used as a secure way of providing quick and convenient access to authorized visitors whilst helping to prevent unauthorized people from gaining access to your workplace. Access control can help reduce the likelihood of people from breaking in, assists you with keeping track of your valuables, and can help you to comply with your company's security regulations or policies.
Sine Core integrates with high-quality access control platforms to add an extra layer of security to your site, namely:
Facial recognition is a way of recognizing a human face through technology. The Sine Core feature face check, helps you ensure that your visitors identify themselves. It uses biometrics to map faces and saves recognizable features as verified data, specific to that individual. Adding on, it compares this information against existing databases of recognized faces to see if there’s a match. If you are a returning visitor, you will be able to check in and out of the site by simply showing your face to the camera, with no email or contact number required. This impressive technology is here to stay and will accelerate in the foreseeable future to enable touch-free solutions for workplaces. The facial recognition market was estimated at roughly five billion U.S dollars in 2021, with it forecasted to reach 12.67 billion U.S dollars by 2028!
This is just a small insight into how Honeywell Forge Visitor and Contractor Management can help companies enhance safety and security, without compromising on convenience. Find out more by booking a demo today!