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Simple & Secure Visitor Check-In

by david 17. February 2014 14:40
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Is your school looking for a new secure visitor management solution to ensure students and staff are kept safe from unwanted visitors? Our Visitor Express: School Edition® is an easy-to-use complete visitor management system that comes with everything you need to track, label and screen visitors in 30 seconds or less. 

This complete visitor management system includes our Visitor Express: School Edition® software, driver’s license scanner, web camera, thermal badge printer with 250 self-expiring adhesive visitor badges, sample frequent visitor tags and a barcode scanner.  

Visitor Express: School Edition® software allows for customizable unwanted visitor lists and approved pick-up lists as well as instantaneous sex offender checks and mapping with 1,500 look-ups with the national sex offender database. Also featured are emergency response reporting and mass alerts. 

IDville includes FREE and FULL lifetime technical support for the first year so if you have any questions about the system, we’ve got you covered. 

Because Visitor Express: School Edition® was designed with security and simplicity in mind, you’ll just need to follow a few quick and straightforward steps to check in school visitors and/or volunteers in 30 seconds or less. 
 
1. Scan the visitor’s driver’s license, pulling the needed information into the visitor program on your computer screen 
2. Check it against a national sex offender database 
3. Input who and where they’re visiting 
4. Print a self-expiring badge and they’re on their way to their destination

If you still have questions, our team would love to set up a time with you for a free demo of our Visitor Express: School Edition® software so you can make your decision with ease.

Healthcare themed badge accessories encourage staff safety during National Hospital Week and year round

by david 10. May 2012 07:00
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Did you know that May 6-12 is National Hospital Week? For millions of people, this is a perfect opportunity to visit community hospitals and learn about new medical breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of everyday life. 

National Hospital Week is a time to celebrate the history, technology, and dedicated professionals who serve our communities every single day.  With an abundance of visitors in and out of healthcare facilities, not only during this week but all year long, it’s never been more important to ensure that you can distinguish who is a visitor and who is a staff member.   

To quickly and easily identify healthcare visitors and staff, I recommend using ID Maker™ photo identification systems  to provide a simple solution to create and print ID cards in just minutes. In addition to creating photo ID cards for staff, you can also design reusable visitor badges. By simply attaching a pre-printed ID card to a lanyard or badge accessory, you can distinguish visitors from staff in seconds.

We also have photo ID accessories to encourage staff to wear their photo ID cards. Your staff can express their personality and style with fashion lanyards and badge reels all year long! Display medical position identity cards with staff ID cards, and visitors and patients will be able to easily identify staff roles and positions.

Did you know that you can also display visitor ID cards with antimicrobial lanyards?  The anti-bacterial coating on the lanyard prevents the growth of mold, fungus, or odor-causing substances, so the lanyards can be reused for a long period of time.

It’s important to think about the safety of patients and visitors every day of the year, not just during National Hospital Week. Contact our experienced identification experts for help selecting the right ID Maker™ photo identification system and badge accessories for your facility via email or by calling 1.866.438.4553.

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

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ID Cards Make Work a Safer Place

by todd 1. June 2011 08:56
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Get More Safety Tips for National Safety MonthEach June, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages businesses to promote and improve safety during National Safety Month. You can use the NSC's timely reminder to review your organization's safety policies and practices. Safety policies and procedures prevent accidents, injuries and death in the workplace. Implementing employee ID badges is an important part of a safety policy and can make your organization a safer place for employees.

Visual Recognition
ID cards provide visual recognition of every person in your building, making it easy for security personnel or employees to identify persons who don't belong.

Building Access – Coordinate employee ID cards with access control through HID proximity cards. An access control system allows all employees to enter the building at will while requiring visitors to enter through a monitored entrance. You also have the ability to disable an employee's card if he is no longer allowed in the building.

Picture Directory – Using ID Maker software, you can easily create an employee photo directory for your employee handbook or intranet. The picture directory allows employees to become familiar with new faces around the building.

Visitor Management – Utilize your photo ID card printer to create visitor ID badges. Visitor ID badges signal to employees that the visitor is permitted to be in the building. Create badges for contractors or consultants who visit regularly to encourage an atmosphere of teamwork.

National Safety Month is the ideal time to implement an ID card safety policy or upgrade your current policy. When employees feel safe at work, they are more productive, engaged and less likely to use disability benefits. To conduct a thorough review of your organization's safety policies, reference our Workplace Security Audit available in our Knowledge Center.

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Increase Security with Facility Signage

by todd 11. January 2011 12:35
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Identifying your facility with signs has several benefits for your organization. Facility signage can reinforce your brand and improve visitors’ experience as well as make your facility more secure.

Identifying rooms, work stations, gathering areas and employee desks equips the entire organization with valuable knowledge about the facility. In case of an emergency, people have a better understanding of the layout of the facility and can easily take directions thanks to the signs.

Thankfully, facility signage is easy to install and affordable. Our most popular product, Clearlook, allow you to create and print your own signs. Choose from a variety of different sized signs and mount it anywhere in your building. For a more elegant impression, order Clearlook Eilte engraved signs.

Shop Clearlook Signs
Assemble and mount Clearlook signage in three easy steps.

At IDville, every employee has a nameplate outside their desk and all meeting rooms are clearly labeled. When we had a tornado warning this fall, all employees understood which meeting room to take shelter in because they are very familiar with the room names. 

Adding signage to your facility can improve the environment and security. Is your facility lacking clear signs?

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Review Fireworks Safety Before Fourth of July

by david 1. July 2010 09:13
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At IDville, our primary focus is the identification of your employees, students and staff because we know that identification leads to a more safe and secure work environment. We also keep our eye on other safety and security issues. With the Fourth of July happening next week, we thought we’d shift our focus briefly to share some fireworks safety tips.

The National Council on Fireworks Safety has an entire website dedicated to fireworks safety that we recommend you review before you put on any big fireworks shows for your family and friends. Here are a few of their tips:

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  • Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
  • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July from your friends at IDville!

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July from your friends at IDville!

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June is Safety Month…Have You Reevaluated your Safety Strategy?

by todd 23. June 2010 11:02
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Each June, the National Safety Council encourages businesses to pay special attention to safety issues at their organization during National Safety Month. I agree that it’s important to look at your organization’s safety strategy on a regular basis. It’s easy to set and implement a strategy and never reexamine it as long as no major issues arise.

However, getting complacent in your safety strategy can lead to oversights occurring at your organization.

For example, have you looked at your visitor management policy lately? How are visitors admitted to your building? Are they identified at all?

What about employees? At what stage in the onboarding process do new employees receive ID cards? How are they identified around the building before that?

Identifying the people in your facility is a key component to maintaining a safe and secure workplace for your employees, staff or students. Implementing a photo ID card policy as part of your safety strategy can be critical to ensuring you permit the correct people into your building.

If you’d like to reevaluate your safety strategy, we have a free resource in our Knowledge Center to get you started in the process. Read and apply our Workplace Security Audit Checklist as part of your observance of Safety Month!

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