Why Do You Need Visitor ID Badges?
In an ideal world, people would not take advantage of employees at workplaces. But it happens; someone unauthorized comes and leaves with confidential information, or they try to gain entry to sell products door-to-door. You have to make sure no one tailgates to access a locked door, by following a legitimate employee.
A visitor log and ID badges are more than performance security. Photos can help you identify people that use multiple aliases. The badges and tracking systems tell you who did and didn’t come into your workplace. If an incident happens, such as theft or altercation, you can identify the instigator and ban them from the building, warn employees, or even seek restitution.
Former criminal Frank Abagnale was living proof that you need reliable badges for visitors to secure your workplace. As he recounted in his memoirs, and Leonardo DiCaprio reenacted in the film Catch Me If You Can, he learned that if you wear the right suit and project confidence, people will mistake you as a figure of authority and trust you with money.
At one point, he posted as a student newspaper journalist and interviewed Pan AM executives about their procedures for pilots. This interview secured him the information he needed to pose as a pilot and fly for free. This fraud led to him stealing millions from the company and $2.5 million in total during his criminal career.
Imagine if the airport where Frank interviewed the executives had signed him into the log or told him to get a visitor badge, complete with a photo. While he wrote a fake name every time, they might have found the pattern. He would have been caught much earlier stealing money from customers.
Even if you aren’t worried about these risks, it’s good to log who does and doesn’t come to your office for easy followup. Say that you are interviewing candidates for a position, or checking on patients who need constant monitoring. Knowing who visited on which days can keep your system organized when emailing candidates to reject them or make an offer, or notifying patients when they need to return.
Specialist ID’s Recommendations
When you have a need for high security and an effective deterrent for intruders, these Self Expiring Visitor Temp Badges last only a day. Use them in hospitals and other secure workplaces to provide quite temporary access. The red lines on the back of the badge will appear after a day, making the entire card useless.
In some workplaces, parking in a secure lot is a commodity rather than a given, depending on how many cars want the spots. This Clear Rigid Vinyl Horizontal Parking Pass Vehicle Hang Tag Holder will help security guards identify unauthorized vehicles and their drives. Distributes and hangs in a vehicle easily, and is light and convenient. It’s also a good way to tell visitors if the lot fills up quickly and they need to pay for meters or a nearby garage.
Do you want to do more and customize your cards? Say no more with the Tempbadge Visitor Management System. Connect with your receptionist computers to print out badges on a daily basis. Use to design your visitor IDs, arrange photos, and set expiration dates. This device is easy to learn and easier to use.
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Our experts at Specialist ID can help you find the right visitor ID badge for your office. We have years of experience in improving workplace security and tracking.
Reach out to us today to learn more. Specialist ID is here to help. Let’s make visitor tracking easier, and more efficient.