At Greetly, our mission is to eliminate administrivia, the time-consuming and trivial administrative tasks that can suck so much out of an otherwise productive working day. We have worked diligently to create the perfect visitor management system that not only eliminates the burden of administrivia but does it in a simple-to-use and exciting way.
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Visitor management software helps you to easily monitor the people getting into your building or office. Software programs work together with a variety of hardware tools such as bar-code scanner, fingerprint scanner, web-cam and printers. Whether you have a large or small building it's recommended that you have the software in place. The reasons why you should install the software include:
This is probably the most obvious benefit that comes with having the visitor management software in your building. In the event there is a problem in the building you can easily identify it by simply going through the records. Burglars and other harm-causing people are less likely to attack your building or office as they are know that your building is under scrutiny. The system also helps you lock out event crushers.
If you are expecting many people in your building, it's recommended that you pre-register them electronically. Pre-registering the guests allows you to process them fast when entering the building. Since the system is electronic, you can process multiple visitors simultaneously. This eliminates long, annoying lines. Most of the software programs allow you to integrate them with your existing email system and other business and security systems thus increasing the security levels. Integration of the system with your email makes it easy for you to set up meetings and attendee lists.
Enhance your reputation
When visitors visit your building and notice the management system in place, they have a high image about you. This results to more solid relationships with your business associates.
Improves visitor service
I'm sure you have attended an event and you had to wait for hours to get past the entrance. Doing this in your business results to bitter feelings and as a business owner you appear unprofessional. Since the system allows you to pre-register beforehand, you are able to process the visitors fast thus making them happy and at the same time giving a professional look.
How to use the visitor management software
It's easy to use the software program. All you need to do is scan the visitor's ID in order to get the information about the visitor. You can use the optical character recognition scanner or one that reads 2-D barcode on the back of the driver's license. In addition to capturing the information in the ID and driving license you should also capture other important information such as the intent of the visitor to visit your building.
Once you have collected the information that you need to know, you should now print a customized visitor badge. When printing the badges ensure that they are professional and can't be easily copied.
The concept of "intellectual property" in India over the last few years has taken on some epic proportions for a number of reasons. One of the primary reasons, attributable to the growing awareness among the urban Indian population, is of the significance and, more importantly, the commercial benefits in protecting its intellectual property rights both within and outside India. And under traditional principles of intellectual property protection, patent law is to encourage scientific research, new technology and industrial progress. The fundamental principle of patent law is that the patent is granted only for an invention i.e. new and useful the said invention must have novelty and utility. The grant of patent thus becomes of industrial property and also called an intellectual property. And the computer software is a relatively new recipient of patent protection.
The term "Patent'' has its origin from the term "Letter Patent''. This expression 'Letter Patent' meant open letter and were instruments under the Great Seal of King of England addressed by the Crown to all the subjects at large in which the Crown conferred certain rights and privileges on one or more individuals in the kingdom.
It was in the later part of the 19th century new inventions in the field of art, process, method or manner of manufacture, machinery and other substances produced by manufacturers were on increased and the inventors became very much interested that the inventions done by them should not be infringed by any one else by copying them or by adopting the methods used by them. To save the interests of inventors, the then British rulers enacted the Indian Patents and Design Act, 1911.
With respect to patentability of software -related inventions, it is currently one of the most heated areas of debate. Software has become patentable in recent years in most jurisdictions (although with restrictions in certain countries, notably those signatories of the European Patent Convention or EPC) and the number of software patents has risen rapidly.
MEANING OF SOFTWARE PATENTING
The term "software" does not have a precise definition and even the software industries fails to give an specific definition. But it is basically used to describe all of the different types of computer programs. Computer programs are basically divided into "application programs" and "operating system programs". Application programs are designed to do specific tasks to be executed through the computer and the operating system programs are used to manage the internal functions of the computer to facilitate use of application program.
Though the term 'Software patent' does not have a universally accepted definition. One definition suggested by the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure is that a software patent is a "patent on any performance of a computer realized by means of a computer program".
According to Richard Stallman, the co-developer of the GNU-Linux operating system and proponent of Free Software says, "Software patents are patents which cover software ideas, ideas which you would use in developing software.
That is Software patents refer to patents that could be granted on products or processes (including methods) which include or may include software as a significant or at least necessary part of their implementation, i.e. the form in which they are put in practice (or used) to produce the effect they intend to provide.
Early example of a software patent:
On 21st Sep 1962, a British patent application entitled "A Computer Arranged for the Automatic Solution of Linear Programming Problems" was filed. The invention was concerned with efficient memory management for the simplex algorithm, and may be implemented by purely software means. The patent was granted on August 17, 1966 and seems to be one of the first software patents.
CONCEPTUAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT AND PATENT
Software has traditionally been protected under copyright law since code fits quite easily into the description of a literary work. Thus, Software is protected as works of literature under the Berne Convention, and any software written is automatically covered by copyright. This allows the creator to prevent another entity from copying the program and there is generally no need to register code in order for it to be copyrighted. While Software Patenting has recently emerged (if only in the US, Japan and Europe) where, Patents give their owners the right to prevent others from using a claimed invention, even if it was independently developed and there was no copying involved.
Further, it should be noted that patents cover the underlying methodologies embodied in a given piece of software. On the other copyright prevents the direct copying of software, but do not prevent other authors from writing their own embodiments of the underlying methodologies.
The issues involved in conferring patent rights to software are, however, a lot more complex than taking out copyrights on them. Specifically, there are two challenges that one encounters when dealing with software patents. The first is about the instrument of patent itself and whether the manner of protection it confers is suited to the software industry. The second is the nature of software, and whether it should be subject to patenting.
However, issues involved in conferring patent rights to software are a lot more complex than taking out copyrights on them. Specifically, there are two challenges that one encounters when dealing with software patents. The first is about the instrument of patent itself and whether the manner of protection it confers is suited to the software industry. The second is the nature of software and whether it should be subject to patenting.
a) Different Subject Matters
Copyright protection extends to all original literary works (among them, computer programs), dramatic, musical and artistic works, including films. Under copyright, protection is given only to the particular expression of an idea that was adopted and not the idea itself. (For instance, a program to add numbers written in two different computer languages would count as two different expressions of one idea) Effectively, independent rendering of a copyrighted work by a third party would not infringe the copyright.
Generally patents are conferred on any 'new' and 'useful' art, process, method or manner of manufacture, machines, appliances or other articles or substances produced by manufacture. Worldwide, the attitude towards patentability of software has been skeptical.
b) Who may claim the right to a patent /copyright?
Generally, the author of a literary, artistic, musical or dramatic work automatically becomes the owner of its copyright.
The patent, on the other hand is granted to the first to apply for it, regardless of who the first to invent it was. Patents cost a lot of money. They cost even more paying the lawyers to write the application than they cost to actually apply. It takes typically some years for the application to get considered, even though patent offices do an extremely sloppy job of considering.
c) Rights conferred
Copyright law gives the owner the exclusive right to reproduce the material, issue copies, perform, adapt and translate the work. However, these rights are tempered by the rights of fair use which are available to the public. Under "fair use", certain uses of copyright material would not be infringing, such as use for academic purposes, news reporting etc. Further, independent recreation of a copyrighted work would not constitute infringement. Thus if the same piece of code were independently developed by two different companies, neither would have a claim against the other.
A patent confers on the owner an absolute monopoly which is the right to prevent others from making, using, offering for sale without his/her consent. In general, patent protection is a far stronger method of protection than copyright because the protection extends to the level of the idea embodied by a software and injects ancillary uses of an invention as well. It would weaken copyright in software that is the base of all European software development, because independent creations protected by copyright would be attackable by patents. Many patent applications cover very small and specific algorithms or techniques that are used in a wide variety of programs. Frequently the "inventions" mentioned in a patent application have been independently formulated and are already in use by other programmers when the application is filed.
A visitor management software helps you to monitor the people getting into your building or office. This software works in tandem with a variety of hardware devices like fingerprint scanner, bar code scanner and printers. No matter whether your building is small or large, it is highly recommended that you install this software not only to keep a track of the visitors, but also to increase the level safety in your organization.
Visitor management is all about controlling the building access and knowing who is in the building, at what time and for how long. Using a visitor management software can quickly and efficiently keep the wrong people out of your building and the right people in. It also reduces the risk of corporate theft. Here are the top reasons to use a visitor management software:
- Improves Productivity - There are ways to pre-register your visitors electronically, if there are too many visitors expected in your building. Pre-registering helps in processing them fast when they enter the building. This system allows you to manage multiple visitors at a same time and helps in eliminating long lines in your lobby. You can integrate this software with existing systems like email and other security systems for enhanced security levels.
- Increases Security - This is the basic function of a visitor management software. In case of any problem, you can easily identify a person by simply going through the records. Your building will stay safe from burglars and other people with bad intentions, when they will know that your building is under scrutiny.
- Improves Visitor Service - Visitor can get annoyed if they have to wait for hours in the lobby before entering into the building premises. Using a software allows your visitors to pre-register their visit. They can enter all the relevant details at the time of pre-registration, allowing you to process them faster at the time of their visit to the building.
- Enhances Reputation - Offering a modern and technologically sound system to your visitors for their convenience will help in enhancing the reputation of your business.
It is very easy to use a visitor management software. You just have to scan the ID of the visitor to get information about him along with information like the reason for the visit and the person he wants to meet. After collecting all the information you should present the visitor with a customized visitor badge. Select a software that is not only user-friendly, but also simple to integrate with other systems.
There is growing market demand for more economical and efficient enterprise applications to an ever-expanding global market. The combination of the ubiquitous Internet and the availability and legitimacy of open source software is creating substantial opportunities and economies for software vendors to deliver Software as a Service (SaaS).
Software as a Service is a model in which the software vendor provides an Internet hosted version of their application (in house or at a managed 3rd party site) that is accessed by customers from the website and paid for on a per-use, per-project or subscription basis.
The SaaS model offers significant benefits to software vendors and their customers. The SaaS model offers customers cost-effective subscription-based or per-use pricing, eliminating the need for substantial capital outlays to purchase perpetual software licenses.
It also eliminates the initial outlay and on-going costs and risks of installing, supporting and maintaining in-house hardware and the associated IT staff. In addition, user access and application performance can be dramatically improved with Internet-based, on-demand, 24x7 systems. The SaaS model opens new markets to software vendors.
Established software companies can broaden their market reach by offering SaaS solutions to small and midsized enterprises. Other benefits include the financial advantages of predictable recurring revenue streams and strengthened relationships with customers. Software vendors migrating to or developing products from the outset as SaaS offerings will have a significant competitive advantage when competing with traditional license-model vendors.
Realizing the benefits of the SaaS model may require fundamental changes to a software vendor's business model, software architecture and operational structure. This white paper provides an overview of the issues associated with the software application itself and the development considerations associated with moving to a SaaS model.
Time is of the essence. As with any new business model, the rewards often go to early market entrants. Accelerating the time-to-market of your software deployment is critical to your business success. Outsourcing product modifications to implement your SaaS offering, with the assistance of an expert services team, and engaging an optimal on-demand service delivery firm will accelerate your time-to-market and insure an on-time, on-budget, on-scope implementation.
The Challenge of Transforming Your Software
While there are a multitude of benefits in providing Software as a Service, traditional software companies may face challenges in moving to this model. First, your software must be web-enabled with all functions carried out by the user using a web browser. If you have a client-server application, you must replace the functionality implemented in the client with HTML, and possibly other technologies (XML, Java, etc.), that can be displayed by a web browser over the Internet. Next, in order to gain operational efficiency, your software needs to be multi-instance. You move from single-instance to multi-instance by loading multiple copies of your software on a single set of servers. Multi-instance enables you to share the cost of a server across multiple customers. Additional productivity enhancements and economies may be gained by moving to multi-tenant SaaS, or replacing proprietary commercial software with open source software. Web services provide an opportunity for integration with other applications and data flows.
Single Instance Applications
Traditional client/server applications are single instance. They require software to be installed on the user's computer to carry out computations and provide functionality. Clients often implement highly interactive features and enable the user to manipulate large amounts of data. This can be very difficult to implement in a traditional HTML, request/reply web application interface that requires frequent page refreshes. Migrating from client/server to an Internet-based SaaS model is highly dependent on your specific application.
Today, new Rich Internet Application (RIA) technology is available from Macromedia, Laszlo Systems and others that give web applications the look-and-feel and functionality of a desktop application or client. RIA requires little or no software be installed on the user's client computer. The most that is needed is a small browser plug-in or Java applet. This fundamental change to the user interface converts your client /server application to a single-tenant web application.
Web applications may be single instance or multi-instance. A single-instance web application is typically installed on dedicated servers in the customer's data center and used only internally, behind the firewall. At installation time, your software is configured to consume whatever system resources are needed and available on the computers.
When a web application is offered as a service over the Internet, it should be hosted in a professional data center. This will minimize costs and delivery high quality service to your customers. If you have a single instance application and more than one customer, one approach is to install a new instance of your software on a dedicated server for each customer. This may work for a few customers or some big accounts, but it does not scale effectively for large numbers of customers. It also cannot be used for small and medium sized customers that cannot afford the set-up costs.
Moving from Single to Multiple Instances
An alternative to individual customer dedicated servers is to install multiple copies of your software on a single set of servers. This is called multi-instance. Multi-instance enables you to share the cost of a server across multiple customers. Most business applications use a database and each additional copy of the software installed requires a new database instance as well.
Installing multiple copies of your software on one set of servers may not be as easy as it sounds. Installation procedures need to be modified so that each instance is installed without disrupting resource allocation or the security of the other previously installed copies of the software.
There is a limit to the number of instances that can be installed and eventually system resources will be consumed. System resources include shared memory, process semaphores and other internal operating system parameters. So the question becomes, "How many copies of your software can you install on a server?"
Obviously, you can keep installing instances of your software until resources are exhausted. However, you must also consider the performance of the system under load by users. Typically there are a maximum number of simultaneous users your software must support and minimum performance or response time requirements that must be met to satisfy customer commitments.
An accurate answer to the "How many copies of your software can you install on a server?" question is derived by testing the software as you add additional instances. This is best done with automated testing software tools that can simulate the desired number of users placing a load on the system.
The testing process is to determine the optimal number of instances and the resulting performance. This is accomplished by installing additional instances of your application, and carefully monitoring system resources and running user load tests using variable traffic modeling to determine the point at which returns diminish.
This process of maximizing the number of instances on the servers can take one to three weeks depending on the size and complexity of your system, the quality of your installation process whether you have already created automated user load testing scripts and procedures.
Minor code changes may be needed to move to multi-instance. For example, if your application reads and writes a file with a hard-coded filename and location on the disk, then the file must be created in different locations for each instance to avoid conflicts between each instance. These problems will be discovered and changes will need to be made during the one to three weeks.
Next Steps - Improving Functionality and Reducing Costs
Once your software is running effectively as a multi-instance SaaS application, you may want to pursue a multi-tenant architecture. In a single instance, multi-tenant architecture, multiple customers share a single instance of your software. Migration from multi-instance to multi-tenant can be a significant project and may even require a rewrite of your application from the ground up. The efficiencies gained in moving to multi-tenancy need to be closely examined. You might find your resources better spent in other ways.
Another possible step would be to focus on driving costs out of your model. Many applications have dependencies on expensive proprietary databases and/or middleware. Significant savings can be realized by migrating to lower cost or open source alternatives. An investment here might provide significant savings in operating costs that would be transparent to your end users and very beneficial to your bottom line.
You might also consider adding web services for inter-process communications. This will be particularly appealing if your application is part of a workflow with information passing-to or gathering-from another application. Designing with web services in mind will minimize long-term integration requirements.
A Single Instance, Multi-Tenant Web Application
Software companies have created web applications for over ten years now. These are often installed on the Intranet of a customer and only used internally, behind the firewall. This single instance of the software is used by just one customer. This is both single-instance and single-tenant.
You saw above how you can install and test your software to make it multi-instance -- having multiple copies running on one server. However, each copy is a single-tenant web application.
Single-tenant web applications can be modified to support multiple customer tenants on the same instance. Multi-tenant web applications minimize the amount of hardware needed to support multiple customers. Also, customers can self-provision their use of your software by signing up for an account and entering payment information. This minimizes, and often eliminates, the amount of support needed to set up a new customer.
One of the modifications to support multi-tenant is the creation of a user interface for user provisioning of accounts in the system. Another modification, depending on the requirements for integration with other enterprise systems, is an LDAP interface for convenient provisioning and administering of user accounts. Modern database technology can enable quick duplication of the data model so each customer has its own copy of each table in the database. This is an elegant way to keep customer data separate when stored in the single database instance used for the service.
Templates for configuration of the software should be provided to accelerate customization and adoption of the service by new customers. Templates support various scenarios of system usage by customers.
A system management dashboard showing system use by all tenants may be required. A mechanism must be available to measure system usage for purposes of billing as well as monitoring system load. Administrative accounts for customer support purposes may also need to be implemented.
It may be necessary to enhance the reliability of the back-end, using database technology to implement parallel servers at physically distant locations, to ensure constant up time during periods of natural or man-made disasters.
Maintaining Performance of Your Multi-Tenant Web Application
Multi-tenant applications must deal with several issues that are not as pronounced in single-tenant and client/server systems. Because multi-tenant systems are available over the public Internet, usage may be unpredictable. Therefore, demand planning must be done more carefully. The systems should be instrumented to detect increasing usage so additional hardware and bandwidth are provided to maintain service levels.
Driving Down Costs by Moving to Open Source
Many software developers are agnostic about the application server and database software used by their applications. The customer often dictates these choices. If your customers want to use Oracle as the database, then you must support this popular choice. Your software must have modules to support each database technically. Business-wise, you pass along the cost of the database license to the end customer, if they do not already own a license.
But what database should you choose for your software when it is offered as a service? There may not be a need for the technical features of an expensive commercial database. Moreover, the economics of offering your software as a service may preclude the expense of a commercial database license fee.
Therefore, many companies converting their software to a service will choose one of the low or no cost open source databases available today. These database choices are now widely used and robust. Advanced features such as redundant clustering and automated backup capabilities rival those of commercial databases.
With users spending more digital media time on mobile apps, enterprises explore innovative ways to keep their website visitors engaged, convey the desired message, and persuade them to buy. A content management system makes it easier for businesses to keep website visitors engaged by creating, publishing, and managing digital content efficiently. Many enterprises even use content management systems to create a collaborative environment where employees work and communicate seamlessly.
At the same time, the themes, plug-ins, extensions, and modules provided by robust content management systems help developers to build custom websites rapidly. Each enterprise has option to choose from a wide range of content management systems. Some of these CMS are open source and free, whereas others are commercial. An enterprise can always consider using an open source content management system (CMS) to build website and manage digital content without incurring additional expenses.
Overview of 7 Widely Used Content Management Systems
The usage statistics posted on various websites depict that WordPress currently dominates the worldwide CMS market. In addition to being easy to use, WordPress also simplifies web application development by providing a wide range of themes and plug-ins. The members of the WordPress community further keep uploading new themes and plug-ins regularly according to emerging trends in web development. The developers can take advantage of the themes, plug-ins, and add-ons to create custom websites rapidly according to precise business needs. They can even take advantage of an open source WordPress plug-in like WooCommerce to create new ecommerce websites and add ecommerce functionality to existing websites.
Joomla enables developers to develop, customize, and maintain websites without putting extra time and effort. It is even considered as the best CMS for small businesses and start-ups. While using Joomla, a developer can take advantage of a variety of plug-ins and extensions to create websites according to varying needs of small businesses. They can further use various business extensions and plug-ins for Joomla without increasing project overheads. But Joomla does not allow developers to choose from a large number of website themes. The developers can still use specific add-ons to add email forms, blogs, discussion forums, and image galleries to the website. Likewise, Joomla makes it easier for developers to add shopping carts and integrate point-of-sales (POS) systems, and manage inventory while developing ecommerce websites.
Drupal makes it easier for developers to create websites that deliver richer user experience while meeting search engine guidelines. The SEO tools provided by Drupal help enterprises to divert more search engine traffic to their websites. Many developers opt for Drupal when a website has a lot of pages or accessed by a large number of users. Like other content management systems, Drupal also allows developers to choose from several themes, add-ons, extensions, and modules according to their precise needs. These third-party modules and services even help developers to add functionality to the website without writing additional code. However, many developers consider Drupal to be more complex than other content management systems. Some programmers even write additional code to customize the Drupal application according to precise business requirements.
An enterprise has option to choose from several editions of Magento. The community edition of Magento is open source and free. Despite being a CMS, Magento is hugely popular as an ecommerce platform. The readymade and customizable themes provided by the CMS make it easier for developers to build, set up, and launch robust ecommerce websites rapidly. The developers can further accelerate ecommerce website development by availing the robust features provided by Magento including product catalogue, option to add multiple attributes to a single product, customer grouping, setting up billing, invoicing and shipping. The developers even have option to avail a large number of free and paid add-ons provided by members of the Magento community.
The open source content management system is compatible with major operating systems and web servers. TYPO3 is also considered to be more flexible and extendible than other open source content management systems. The modular design of TYPO3 makes it easier for programmers to build and set up websites of varying sizes. At the same time, the web developers can easily customize and extend TYPO3 by using specific extensions. TYPO3 further simplifies digital content management by allowing developers to define various types of website content and managing the digital content through multiple editors. The developers even have option to modify or restructure the default structure of a web page without any restriction. However, TYPO3, despite being easy to use, has a complex learning curve. Also, it requires additional server space to accommodate additional modules.
Despite being an open source, Plone promotes itself as the enterprise CMS. An enterprise can use Plone to integrate multiple databases, web servers, business solutions, and content functions. Plone further provides a set of features to manage the entire content lifecycle. A website administrator can use the features to create, publish, store, and manage digital content, along with implementing search, content locking, and version control. At the same time, Plone helps web application developers to keep the website and digital content secure through its Python-based backend. The Diazo-powered theme engine provided by Plone helps developers to design custom websites rapidly. At the same time, the add-ons for Plone make t easier for developers to add functionality to the website and manage digital content efficiently.
Blogger was originally developed as a blog publishing service with support for multi-user blogs. But many enterprises nowadays use Blogger just like other content management systems. Blogger has been evolving consistently to simplify and accelerate development of various websites and blogs. In addition to being a part of the Google ecosystem, Blogger also provides custom styles, customization options, and custom domains. The custom domains provided by Blogger make it easier for small enterprises and freelance professionals to set up and launch their websites quickly. At the same time, a user can simply use his Google account to set up and manage websites with Blogger. However, Blogger lacks some of the robust features and extensions provided by other open source content management systems.
When considering the premises' protection, it is important to get a system that can provided security through the premise effectively. In business organizations where professionalism is the only needed factor there from the reception up to the lobby, everything should be guarded by the security systems so, that people visiting the premises could relax in terms of security requirements.
How will you judge a good security system? But obvious thing that one will not go on looks. Based on the look of the devices the security systems for the premises can never be decided. Therefore what could be the selection criteria?
Possibly the selection criteria could be based on reliability, affordability and efficiency. Therefore one needs to go for a security device that should meet the above stated criterion. To get a cost effective, reliable and efficient security device is now not a problem to achieve with the biometric visitor management system.
Visitor Management System:
Biometric visitor management system is the biometric solution that is based on capturing the facial details of the individuals in the premises. The details that are captured using the face recognition system are stored inside the database of the computer so that it can be referred later.
After the first time enrollment process, when the individual visits the premise for the next time, the system again captures the facial details. With the help of the matching algorithm the biometric device matches the newest captured patterns with the older patterns. When it finds the appropriate match it grants the authentication to the individual.
Best 5 Reasons to Rely on Visitor Management System:
Explaining a particular security solution is not enough until and unless it is supported with various evidences. Do not trust on any security solution unless you are convinced with the fact that it can provide you ultimate security. The various reasons that can help you to rely on the face recognition technology based visitor management system are as follows:
Visitor management system is efficient enough to provide security in the entire premise through the face recognition technology. No matter the capacity of the organization. It can provide security to any scale of industries.
The visitor management system is reliable enough to support the security of the premise. If the premise gets attacked by the unauthenticated individuals then the device is facilitated with the alarm system which blows when the device senses anything wrong.
Compared to the device's capability, one time installation charge is very cheap. Also the device needs the maintenance charge which is also low when it is measured with its efficiency. Better than other security systems visitor management system works in the premise at a lower cost.
o Easy Installation:
The face recognition system does not possess complex wiring connections. Also the installation of this electronic device does not require any expert team for its installation or so. It is thus based on easy installation procedure.
o Based on 'no human touch' Technology:
The device is completely based on no human touch technology which offers the device to establish security without the physical touch of the individual. This feature helps the device to enhance the security throughout the premise and reduces fraudulence.
These are certain features that are proof to support the efficiency of face recognition technology based visitor management system. Thus it can now support you with the better secure environment.
Do you know that your fellow visitors visiting at your place can also be dangerous under various circumstances! So, you should be alerted in any case. But the question is 'how'? How can you protect your premises from unwanted visitors? Are you sure that the place where you are living or working is fully protected? Well! The questions are many but the answer is just the one and the technological equipment which can actually solve all the queries is known as visitor management system.
Are you surprised?
Are you stunned to know that electronic equipment can really replace the manual process? Then just don't stress yourself much as the hidden truth is 'yes it really can'. Focusing on the technical part, visitor management system is based on 'no human touch' technology. That means, for the enrolment the individual does not have to touch the device like other punching machines. But he/she have to stand in front of the device.
It then captures the image of the individual and stores electronically in the database. During the re-visit of the individual, he/she needs to stand in front of the device again and it will capture the image. Then it will perform the matching process between the new patterns and the already stored patterns. If it will get a match then it will grant the permission.
System Based on Face Recognition Technology:
System is thus based on face recognition technology as it provides the authentication by analyzing the individual's face. Thus, it manages the work of the manual security guards and replaces the paper register system with the technology. It acts as a virtual escort to your visitors. But, what if some unwanted visitors want to enter at your place?
A Breath Taking Feature of the Device:
With visitor management system, one can set the different priority level depending upon the visitors. If someone is not expected in the premise due to some reason, then the priority could be set as 'low'.
When that particular person will revisit the premise then visitor management system will generate an alarm. This alarm will alert everyone in the premise about the unwanted happenings. So this is an add-on advantage of this device over the manual process.
If the previously mentioned features are not enough to build the trust for this technology, then focus on the numerous advantages:
The system is a very easy and fastest method of security.
It possesses a very low installation charge.
A very advanced means of security which does not even demand buddy punching.
It has now made everything automatic therefore there is no need of maintaining piles of log books.
It is a cost effective technology with a low maintenance cost.
Gone are the days of primitive visitor management! Electronic devices for the process are the need of the day. Areas with a large number of visitors adopt the services of this system to keep a track of the people checking in and out of the building.
Schools use the system to prevent crime against children. Highly secured government offices install this device to control unauthorized access to sensitive data. Prison authorities are also resorting to the utilization of biometric visitor management solution. Friends and relatives who come to visit the inmates can be easily monitored with this tool. Its demand is increasing day-by-day, as more and more institutions opt for a programmed system.
Visitor management system, a computer based application, manages a large number of visitors in an arena. Modern systems are advanced and technology-driven mechanics. It functions in combination with a high resolution web camera. It offers the facility to check appointments, increase the pace of security screening at multiple access points and determine the time spent by the visitor inside the premises. Installation, operation and maintenance of a biometric visitor management solution may worry the user to some extent.
Merely purchasing a does not serve your purpose. It needs to be properly installed. Minimum hardware and software requirements need to be met as specified by the provider. LAN connectivity is a must at the site of installation. This software can be downloaded. However, the user needs to have an average technical know-how in order to install it. Software needs to be installed in the unit and a web camera needs to be connected to it. People not having a hold on technical matters usually go for biometric visitor management solution providers. Providers study the site and the access points. They carry out the necessary task for installation, letting the end user relax!
Visitor management system is usually used in places where a large number of visitors come and go. It becomes difficult to keep a track of all the visitants by few employees. Biometric visitor management solutions generate a Photo ID of the first-time visitors in soft copy format. This is stored in the database to maintain records of all the people who visited the building. Some companies print the Photo ID for one-time or continuing use to speed the security screening process. Modern systems enable the operator to know the total visitors inside the premises. It also provides the facility of restricting troublesome visitors by sounding an alarm at the time of their visit. It can be combined with an access control for greater safety.
Biometric visitor management solution providers let the users buy an annual maintenance contract. They provide support at the time of any damage or malfunction. UPS for uninterrupted power supply is advisable to prevent any injure to the application. Such systems require all the care and attention like other software! It should be protected from virus, worms and Trojan horses. Hacking of this system's database may have serious consequences. Maintaining this system calls for extra attention.