The Importance of Implementing a Visitor Management System After Lockdown
As lockdowns lift and businesses see their doors open again, everyone is trying to adapt to the new regulations and procedures that now surround our daily lives. Life was hectic enough before it became necessary to count everyone who even steps foot in your store or office space. The task of keeping track of everyone who comes and goes from your office space seems daunting, but it is a necessary hassle to keep employees and visitors safe. A Visitor Management System (VMS) can help do this and more to alleviate your stress as you get back to work.
A VMS feature that is invaluable after lock down is the ability to have a touchless sign-in process. With something as nasty as COVID-19 on the loose, the fewer contact points, the better. If you are able to sign-in through facial recognition software, it will eliminate many of your contact points.
The facial recognition software is able to identify someone while they are wearing a mask. Being able to virtually sign in and fill out documents reduces stress on a receptionist and eliminates the need for multiple customers to be in an employee’s space. This will keep both employees and customers safe and help implement social distance in the workplace.
Screening both employees and customers is a must to help identify those who may be sick. A VMS is able to perform temperature checks without an employee having to put themselves at risk while administering it. This allows for easy identification of those who have fevers and will help cut down on those who show symptoms entering the workplace.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) scanning is a feature of a VMS that will allow you to make sure your visitors and employees are wearing the correct face-masks and other protective equipment. This will help you follow CDC guidelines and keep your workplace safer.
A VMS can help relieve the stress of trying to keep track of and screen visitors as they enter your place of business. Knowing exactly who has been in your store is incredibly beneficial when it comes to helping with contact tracing. Contact tracing, part of everyone’s fun new COVID vocabulary, looks at who an infected person may have interacted within a close capacity while infected.
The CDC points to contact tracing as “part of the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed infection.” With a VMS, you are able to have customers and easily sign-in and out without contact, allowing for an easy, paperless log of who was in your store and when. If a customer or employee became sick, it would be very simple to see who may have been in close contact with them. This helps keep both employees and customers safer and helps cut down on the spread of the virus.
Having to travel to get supplies has become a risk because any store you enter or employee you interact with might be a carrier. With a VMS, you can track where your package is to make sure somebody is at the office or store when a package arrives. This allows you to safely order items online without the fear of the package being left unattended because no one is at the office.
Now that you know how a VMS can be invaluable to help keep your customers and employees healthy and safe during these chaotic times, you have to pick one to use. Fidentity has all of the features discussed above and is a cost-effective, high-quality VMS. It integrates with many applications you may already use, like Slack, Dropbox, Cisco, G-Suite, Google Drive, and many more. A VMS is an invaluable addition to the workplace that helps keep you and everyone who enters your business safe during this pandemic, and there is no VMS better equipped for the task than Fidentity.