Keeping control of visitors to sites has traditionally been dealt with by having a full-time reception desk where visitors can be welcomed and signed in. For some companies, that’s a wasteful use of resources while for others it’s not practical to have someone there all the time.
The answer sometimes has been to have an unmanned desk where visitors sign themselves in and alert staff to their presence by telephone. That can often seem to be unprofessional and can be prone to abuse and security breaches. The better and more modern solution is to use automated sign in that offers many advantages over traditional methods.
Previous versions of automated visitor sign-in systems have either required visitors to download an app or have meant entering details to a keypad in the reception area. With the current COVID-19 pandemic making people reluctant to touch surfaces and with recommendations to avoid such direct contact for health reasons, a contactless method of signing in is now the preferred option.
Contactless visitor sign-in by LinkSafe is now achieved by scanning QR codes. This requires no specific preparation by the visitor, only the possession of a smart phone or similar mobile device.
Any company using the LinkSafe system will simply need to download a QR code for each of its sites. This code can then either be displayed on a tablet computer or similar device or can be printed and displayed within the reception area, along with a welcome message, so there’s no requirement for expensive equipment.
Each visitor, including contractors and possibly even staff members, will then use the camera on their mobile device to scan the QR code before they can access the site. They may then be required to enter details and may be checked for compliance before being allowed to enter the site. Visitors will re-scan the QR code when leaving the site and will be logged out.
The process is much simpler and quicker than previous methods and offers greater levels of security. It also offers many more benefits that traditional sign in using manual methods simply cannot achieve.
LinkSafe’s contactless sign in process has many unique features and benefits that include:
Using LinkSafe’s contactless sign in, you’ll assure the security of your site, the reputation of your company and the safety of all visitors