Visitor management refers to tracking the usage of a public building or site. By gathering increasing amounts of information, a Visitor management system can record the usage of the facilities by specific visitors and provide documentation of visitors whereabouts. Because a visitor management system provides a record of building use, these systems are frequently used to complement building security systems and access control systems. As electronic visitor management systems become more common and more powerful, these systems are taking over many of the functions of building security and access control.
Several desktop-based visitor management software applications are currently available. These applications typically consist of three fundamental components: a) visitor registration, b) visitor badge printing, and c) reporting functionality. Some of the applications are capable of automatically capturing visitor information directly from a visitor's driver license, passport or other government issued identification documentVisitor management software as a service
Another alternative to visitor management software is an on-line, web based visitor management system offered as a service. The advantage of using a software as a service vs. a desktop-based application is immediate deployment and full access through the internet from any computer. This solution is perfect for multi tenant buildings with tenants on individual networks, as well as Enterprise corporations with global locations. Because there's no on-site software to install, the system is highly scalable and rapidly deployed.