Security guards are an important part of an organization’s security. Their main role is to patrol and inspect properties and premises against people and incidents such as intruders, fire, theft, and vandalism. They have to monitor people and premises 24×7, be it private or commercial, against unprofessional behaviour and security lapses. A security guard should...
The modern visitor management system is fast becoming a ubiquitous feature in commercial buildings, industrial infrastructures, healthcare facilities, residential high-rises and condominiums, and even in high schools and colleges. But even with the incredible value it adds to its users, a significant number of businesses and industries are slow and even unwilling to invest in a...
A comprehensive visitor management system offers several benefits to a government organization. It offers a delightful experience to visitors, staff, and vendors alike, besides keeping a check on people from entering and exiting the premises with false information.  A visitor management system system provides handy information about who is inside the premises and who is...
A GPS vehicle tracker today is no longer just a tool to track vehicle location. It is an entire system – a combination of hardware and software – that helps manage fleet of vehicles and drivers.  A GPS vehicle or fleet tracking system provides important information regarding their fleets of vehicles to the owners or...
With advancements in digital technology, queue management solutions are going mobile and smart. Gone are the days when a queue management system was only about generating physical tokens for customers to get into a queue. In hyper competitive industries like banking and hospitals, where customer service is critical, an efficient queue management system that reduces...
Day-to-day Security Challenges of Schools & Colleges Team VersionX has been closely working with schools, colleges, and universities of varying sizes for a while now. Here is what we learnt about some of their top common challenges with regard to student and premises security and operations. It is impossible for educational campuses to: Authenticate each...
Image credit: Porapak Apichodilok A bus tracking system won’t solve all of your school’s bus-related problems. But the right solution can ease your school bus-related operations by automating manual processes and ensure students’ safety and security at the same time. A school bus tracker also goes a long way in assuring parents that their children...
A visitor management system is more than about managing visitors. It is about being in control of people’s access to your office and property. At the same time, it is about making stakeholders such as your staff accountable for their guests and visitors. A visitor management software allows you to offer a smooth entry to...
This blog is specifically meant for facility managers and security officers who manage manned guards at various facilities, be they business premises, industrial complexes and townships, or educational campuses. Managing security guards is no mean task. Facility managers and security officers face many practical challenges on a day-to-day basis. Most of these are efficiency, productivity,...
Image credit: Jaymantri Travails of A Parking Lot Manager Team VersionX recently had a discussion with the security and facility head of a large-sized business park in Mumbai. Here’s what they learnt about the humongous challenges that multi-tenant parking space owners and providers face. Mr. Krishnan (name changed) is part of the larger administration team...
Image credit: Pixabay Hospitals and healthcare facilities have unique and complex security and operational needs. Hospital premises include not just healthcare facilities but a wide range of services and amenities within their campuses that serve patients, visitors, and staff alike. Some large premises even include medical university campuses and hostels. In terms of infrastructure, hospitals generally...
Managing large premises is not easy – be it business or residential. From the numerous, hour-long discussions that we have had with various organisations across industries, we are now certain of two things: a) Premises or facility management is an important part of business in terms of efficiency, cost of operations, safety, security, and, last...
Image credit: Artem Bali Gated communities have become an urban oasis of sort for the vast middle class community in India – a secure and a comfortable space within the city, containing within it all the private amenities that one can think of. The gates of these communities regulate the entries to a walled space that give...
Image credit: Torsten Dettlaff We hope not. With latest technological innovations, a visitor management system should be able to do some pretty cool stunts. For example, generate instant visitor gate pass or have an in-built attendance manager.  However, many business premises in India do not use visitor management systems. And even if they do, they involve...
Image credit: Nguyen Nguyen Visitor Management Systems – No Longer the Same A growing demand for tighter security and digitization of the processes in premises operations is pushing the demand for robust visitor management systems in both industry and residential premises. A visitor management system helps record, monitor, track, control, and measure the entry and exit...
In this blog, we’re going to talk about some of the smart technology solutions that schools can implement to manage their operations while ensuring the safety and security of school children. Some of the solutions allow school administration to operate freely and efficiently on a daily basis without the burden of child safety and security hanging...
An Ideal Need Not Be Impossible Educational institutions ought to be safe spaces. This is a given. It is the collective responsibility of the management and the parents to offer kids and students of all ages a safe and secure environment where they can unleash their full potential. Ideal situation – Yes. Impossible – No....
Child safety and security solutions need not be a complicated, costly affair. We’re talking about tiny tots attending prep and play schools and children up to around five year olds. Who, at all times, need to be handled only by either parents, teachers, or known and authorised relations. How can a simple app ensure the...
EntryPoint, a product of VersionX, is an Intelligent Premises Management System that manages people, premises, and operations – providing meaningful data for further decision making. It provides real-time reports, alerts, and analytics that help in the reduction of pilferage, frauds, operational overheads, and security risks to ensure safety, security, and better management of premises. Over...
We’ve been talking quite a bit about Smart digital visitor management system for intelligent premises management.   Here’s a pictorial depiction of what it does.   But first, let’s look at the common problems. Organizational Problems and Challenges      EntryPoint – A Smart Visitor Management System for Premises Management    Here is what EntryPoint...
Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” We’re shouting it out loud. But what is “the cloud?” According to PC Magazine, “In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet. What cloud computing is...
Factories deal with large scale entries and exits – of people and things – and yet most of them go unrecorded or, at best, are manually registered. And we all know, manual is always prone to errors, or worse, misuse. When most of what goes in and out of factories are largely unmonitored, it leads...
The software and hardware market, as we hit publish, offers a wide range of security and visitor management systems but NO premises management system. Well, we certainly haven’t come across an integrated system with premises management software and, especially, security hardware, working in tandem. (Which is why, of course, we developed EntryPoint.)   VMS is apart of...
Purchasing a restaurant point of sale system isn’t easy. Smart POS For Smart Buyers The market is flooded with restaurant POS systems and solution providers clamouring for attention. Things could get even more difficult if you’ve just set foot on the hyper competitive food and beverage market. While a thorough pre-purchase research is necessary before...
Does your visitor management system spread news about lost cats? Here’s a typical scenario in a family of three living in Apartment Z that does not use a visitor management system. Smart Systems For Smart Apartments The missus of Family M is nervous because her aged in-laws are visiting. And she’s not sure if her...