New Tech Screens School Visitors and Sends Them Alerts

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From Canadian Occupational Safety

A new technology is becoming available to improve safety at schools by scanning and closely monitoring visitors.

Bennett Stone created Visitor Aware while his daughter was in elementary school in Arizona. He noticed the school didn’t have an effective way to monitor and track who was coming and going from the school, “just giving me and other parents peace of mind to know who’s around their children.”

Singlewire Software specializes in safety communication during critical events by using its InformaCast software that sends alerts to electronic devices like computers, phones, and tablets being used by staff and students. It operates in 80 countries and works with more than 5,000 organizations, hundreds of which are in Canada.

When the company saw Visitor Aware, it knew it had to incorporate it into its suite of tools, as it competes with other companies using technological advancements to improve workplace safety.

“Our school customers started asking us for help with visitor check-in and student management,” says Singlewire CEO Paul Shain. “Visitor Aware develops state-of-the-art safety solutions that help organizations keep their building secure and their people protected, which pairs perfectly with our mission of keeping people safe and informed.”

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