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What are you guys using for visitor sign in systems, we currently just have a book to sign, but ...
11th December 2013, 12:26 PM #1
Visitor Sign In System
What are you guys using for visitor sign in systems, we currently just have a book to sign, but would like something a bit more technical, maybe including staff sign in too, so in case of a fire, and report can be printed and everyone on site listed.
Seen as though touch screen monitors are quite affordable now, would like the build the system ourselves, so maybe just a software solution, as the only ones i can find, include everything needed.
11th December 2013, 12:33 PM #2
A book for them to sign here. No need for anything special - reception just grab the book if the bell goes. Adding complexity is a bad idea IMO.
11th December 2013, 12:33 PM #3
A book and you get a paper sticker with your name written on it. Longer term visitors get a printed name in a plastic lapel holder.
11th December 2013, 12:44 PM #4
We use Vericool here. It has a touchscreen interface and works for visitors, staff and students. It will print labels for visitors to wear as well. It is a complete solution though so not much for you to do yourself.
It isn't ideal for use in a fire but then anything that you have to print out would be an issue as everyone should leave the building immediately so they shouldn't have time to print.
Thanks to HC_Netman from:
vikpaw (11th December 2013)
11th December 2013, 12:53 PM #5
11th December 2013, 12:54 PM #6
We use InVentry Visitor Management Software, Record and Monitor All Your Visitors Electronically. with a touch screen at each entry point.
In the event of a fire the office staff have the evac program running so one click and the list goes to a printer that's on the way out.
The evac list can also be picked up on mobiles and tablets.
11th December 2013, 12:59 PM #7
we made our own in house solution. It's PHP/MYSQL based and has a touch screen for staff and visitors to sign in. If a visitor it prints a badge on a label printer. In the case of a fire there's a big red button on reception that when pressed prints an onsite list on a receipt printer.
Office staff can prebook visitors, check time logs, reprint badges etc. from any workstation on the network. Works well as it's been designed based around what our school needs. If we discover something else we need we can just add it.
11th December 2013, 01:01 PM #8
I love hearing about schools that have a dedicated printer, with a computer hooked up especially for printing out the fire drill list.
Originally Posted by HC_Netman
Close all doors, Don't take your belongings, Don't run in the corridor, Don't take risks, but Do log in to this machine and run the fire drill report and print it out. Make sure it's ordered by year group, and count out 24 pens, collate all together ready to distribute!
11th December 2013, 01:09 PM #9
Sure, but that's silly. We just have a button to press and out it comes.
Originally Posted by vikpaw
11th December 2013, 01:12 PM #10
Ours is based on a printer. The machine is always turned on and prints when pressing a single button to a receipt printer. The list prints in less than a second (never timed it, but it's pretty quick). It's tested weekly at the same time as our call point test and is on a UPS which if it fails or loses power will automatically print the list and disable anymore signing ins. As you say anything electronic can never be 100% reliable but our (and I'd presume most) electronic signing in system was close enough to satisfy the safety people.
Originally Posted by vikpaw
Student registers are done in SIMS and after AM and PM registration office staff mark students who are absent on a laminated class list which is taken out in case of fire.
We're a primary with ~500 pupils so the load on the office staff is minimal
Last edited by bladedanny; 11th December 2013 at 01:13 PM.
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