I was escorting my 17-year-old into the gym for practice. She was injured and I wanted to make sure she got to the gym in one piece. Before we headed down the hall, we visited the office to sign me in as a visitor. I received the required name tag to wear and we walked to the gym. As I was walking out of the gym, a teacher stopped me and asked what I was doing. I explained I had escorted my injured daughter to practice. Once she saw my badge she apologized and thanked me for checking in at the office.

All schools should be this vigilant. When a visitor enters the building the expectation is that he or she will sign-in at the front desk. When that occurs a name tag should be printed and worn by the person as they walk the halls and visit classrooms. If this step is missed, then the absence of a tag should raise awareness among students and staff.

Relatrix’ product, EZVisitor, is helping schools keep their buildings safe. We can verify the visitor’s identity, check the national sex offender registry, print a name tag and track the visitor’s purpose for visiting. When the visitor is ready to leave the building, he can sign out using the EZVisitor kiosk or office staff can sign him out with one click of a button.

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