Singlewire Software Wins SmartBrief’s 2023 EdTech Readers’ Choice Awards for Visitor Aware

Visitor Aware from Singlewire Software wins SmartBrief on Edtech 2023 Readers' Choice Award.
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Madison, Wis. – May 4, 2023 – Singlewire Software, the leader in solutions that help keep people safe and informed, announces it has won a SmartBrief 2023 EdTech Reader’s Choice Award in the Safety and Security category for Visitor Aware. The awards recognize the most effective products selected by SmartBrief readers that help improve learning and scale up success.

As schools continue to search out effective tools that enhance safety and security, they are also looking for trusted vendors that provide a one-stop-shop for the solutions they need,” said Paul Shain, president and CEO of Singlewire Software. “This award highlights the value our addition of Visitor Aware brings to our school safety offering.

Visitor Aware is a visitor check-in and management solution that eliminates pen and paper sign-in sheets to help schools know exactly who is entering their building and have confidence they are letting in people who are allowed to be there. Using ID scanning and encrypted facial recognition, Visitor Aware screens visitors and volunteers against sex offender databases, government watchlists, and active legal injunctions. Issues are flagged for staff to identify potential threats and approved guests can have a badge printed to show they are allowed to be in the school building. Visitor Aware requires no proprietary hardware, leverages encrypted facial recognition, offers district-wide insights, and gives schools the ability to send registration links to approve visitors ahead of their visit.

Our goal is to develop software that is effective and easy to use,” said Bennett Stone, creator of Visitor Aware. “Visitor Aware can be quickly deployed in schools and districts, regardless of size, so they can begin providing a safer environment for their students, staff and visitors.”

Visitor Aware is also compatible with Singlewire Software’s InformaCast mass notification and incident management software to offer schools and districts a complete safety and communication solution. To learn more about Visitor Aware, visit

About Singlewire Software
Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., is the developer of InformaCast and Visitor Aware, two solutions that enable organizations to detect threats, notify everyone, and manage incidents. More than 5,000 organizations in over 80 countries use these tools to enhance safety and communication so they can protect their most important asset: their people. From screening visitors to sending alerts and handling critical events, Singlewire Software offers solutions for every safety challenge. To learn more, visit

About SmartBrief
SmartBrief is the leading digital news service for top-level education professionals in K-12, higher education and specialized fields. Each SmartBrief is distributed for free and is specifically targeted to help administrators manage, teachers educate and students learn. SmartBrief works closely with leading trade associations, professional organizations and corporations to create these news round-ups for their members and industries.