This month, we’ve been talking about ways you can make your facility more secure in 2011. A visitor management system is an important part of a secure facility because it gives you the knowledge of who is in your building. Community Hospital, an IDville customer, added a visitor management system to its security procedures to keep staff and patients safer. Here’s how they did it:
Community Hospital is a 58-bed hospital in rural southwest Michigan that recently implemented a visitor management system. Even at its modest size, the hospital takes patient and employee security very seriously. To improve facility security, the hospital’s security committee created a visitor management policy to identify the numerous vendors, visitors, and contractors that visit the hospital on a regular basis.
Previously, visitors were announced at the reception desk and permitted into the hospital without any form of identification. When creating the visitor management policy, the security committee wanted a Visitor Login System at each of the two public entrances. All visitors who enter through the front or emergency room doors must pass by a receptionist who asks them to sign in. The other entrances into the hospital require an HID card that is given only to employees.
The visitor management system at the hospital now requires all visitors to sign-in and wear an adhesive name badge. The name badge changes color after 24 hours to indicate that the badge has expired. More importantly, the login process creates a record off all visitors, so the hospital can track vendors and visitors in the building.
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!).