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How 2019 will change Visitor Management for good

How 2019 will change Visitor Management for good

With the end of the calendar year swiftly approaching, we’ve decided to take a look forward to the future. 2018 brought some highly innovative solutions and functions to the Enterprise Security industry, but what does 2019 have in store for Visitor Management?

In this article, we discuss the innovative possibilities modern Visitor Management solutions could embrace in the coming year.


Facial Recognition

If 2018 has proven one thing to us, it's that Facial Recognition confirmed that it really is a highly effective and productive source of guest verification and validation. With its unobtrusive yet detailed scanning functionalities, the concept of integrating facial recognition will become less of a point of deliberation and more of a necessity for security teams that aim to capture information that can’t be verified by the naked eye.

Visitor Management solutions in 2019 will look to improve their rate of visitor processing. With facial recognition, not only can this be achieved but individuals and their Personal Identifiable Information (PII) are also protected, aligning with newly-passed GDPR regulations.


Benefits of Facial Recognition

  • Quick and Convenient Processing
  • Accurate User Identification
  • Improved User Verification
  • GDPR Compliant Process
  • Highly Scalable


Beacon Tracking

Through the development of Access Control integrations, many modern Visitor Management solutions have taken great strides to facilitate the tracking of guests and visitors around sites, showing gateway transactions of each individual ID badge to identify location zones. 

To further improve on-site visibility and to improve the overall security of facilities, there has been a sharp rise in the use of beacon technology in the Enterprise Security industry. By integrating beacon transmitters with ID badges and then deploying beacon receivers on-site, authorised staff can identify which gateway an ID badge is closest to, with proximity readings of 2 meters to the closest beacon.

As solutions become more and more integrated, Enterprise Security ecosystems can really benefit from the introduction of beacon technology on-site with improved on-site visibility and enhanced security just two of the many benefits associated with the solution.


Benefits of Beacon Tracking

  • Accurate Locational Reporting
  • Automated Process
  • Improves On-Site Security
  • Highly Scalable
  • GDPR Compliance 


Event Management

When hosting conferences, events or any other on-site function, receptionists, security and event staff can sometimes feel overwhelmed with the number of guests that require security and check-in processing. Luckily, when Visitor Management solutions are integrated with Event Functionality add-ons, solutions can be adapted to provide visitors with the ability to scan the QR code on their ID badge to gain access authorisation to select doors and turnstiles.

To date, some of the largest Super Enterprise organisations in the world have used TDS to integrate Visitor Management and Event Functionality, allowing visitors the access authority required to roam freely and securely around different zones inside the facility until the ID badge has checked-out or expires.


Top Visitor Management Articles of 2018

To conclude our visitor management postings for 2018, we’ve listed our most popular blogs below to provide an opportunity to our readers that want to catch up on all things ‘Visitor Management’ before we switch our focus to 2019.

To begin your digital Visitor Management journey, visit TDS Visitor for more information.

Visitor Management for the Super Enterprise

Taylor McGavisk
Taylor McGavisk
Marketing at Time Data Security, a leading provider of innovative security and visitor management software.

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