Las Vegas , NV (April 2, 2008) â€“ Making schools safer for students, staff and visitors is a primary concern and goal for parents and school administrators throughout the country. Security industry professionals have joined the cause and are working to support their efforts with products and technology that can help make the school a safer environment for all. At ISC West, STOPware, Inc., the industry leader in visitor management solutions, is showcasing PassagePoint EDU which offers advanced features to control, access and monitor pedestrian traffic for enhanced school safety.
â€œOur visitor management system for the education market is more efficient and more effective than a manual sign-in system and even easier to use,â€ said Paul Terschuren, VP Sales and Marketing, STOPware Inc. â€œMost important, PassagePoint EDU is more proactive which can help schools better manage and control who is walking the halls.â€
With PassagePoint EDU, school administrators can easily sign in, track and badge visitors. The system also gives users the ability to scan business cards, driver licenses, passports or other forms of ID for easy data entry. For added security, users can import and use a watch list for instant notification and entry denial. Plus, they can connect in real time to national and/or local sex offender lists with photos to help in taking appropriate preventive security measures if required.
Custom reports such as total number of monthly visitors or types of visitors can be easily programmed in addition to a variety of common report templates that are available. These reports can help to identify trends or be used for other kinds of analysis. The system can also be set up with custom design entry screens and is available for use in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish). Additional features include the ability to post child custodial information and to pre-register visitors, substitute teachers and groups.
"We are dedicated to improving the safety of students, staff and visitors at schools," said Mr. Terschuren. "It's all part of STOPware's continued commitment to offer 'the best visitor management on earth'."
STOPware, Inc., a Brady Worldwide Company, is a software company specializing in visitor management security software. Since 1997, STOPware has pioneered the lobby security software marketplace with its flagship product, PassagePoint. STOPware markets PassagePoint to a wide range of customers, security dealers, integrators and consultants. Combining vast experience in visitor requirements, security, customer service, management requirements, IT standards and user experience, STOPware has set the standard with PassagePoint. In addition to world-class software, STOPware provides hardware, badge stock, installation and training services, technical support and custom engineered products and services.