Visitor Management System: Securing your work place in a digitized way
David, a young entrepreneur from South Dakota, US, discovered his life calling at a very young age of 18. He wanted to own a digital marketing company that makes a difference. With years of perseverance, discipline, and planning, he successfully established his firm in 2016 with over 50 employees working together.
After almost a year of successful operation, an incident happened, which shook the ground beneath this young businessman and shattered his dream (though for only some time) of owning & operating one of the leading digital marketing firms in South Dakota. An intruder, armed with a lethal weapon, accessed his organization, shot dead one of his employees and escaped. The consequences were not just a saddening loss of life but shutdown of his company till the deceased’s family got the full compensation, which his year-old startup had to pay.
David’s only mistake was that he overlooked the importance of workplace safety and didn’t budge an inch to keep an eye on people visiting his firm. Had he incorporated a visitor management system, his firm would have been among the top digital marketing firms in town.
Cases like this are now commonplace. Every year, we come across thousands of cases wherein workplace and employees’ safety is compromised and the results are somewhat similar to David.
Today, workplace security has become one of the crucial aspects that most employees see when joining any organization. Therefore, every business, irrespective of nature, needs to make their facility safe and secure for their employees, visitors, and for their own operational benefits.
When it comes to increasing the work premise safety, visitor management is often considered by most organizations. You may even have experienced it during a visit to any established company. Remember that sign-in paper sheet that you are often asked to fill at the entrance of a corporate, educational, or financial building? Yes, that small yet crucial step is commonly referred to as visitor management.