Visitor management systems (VMS) help schools keep unwanted visitors out, while tracking those they allow in their building. Simply scan a visitor’s driver’s license (or other state issued ID) and the system instantly screens for registered sex offenders, domestic dispute offenders, and other trespassers. When a visitor is cleared, the software prints a badge with the visitor’s information and destination in the school building.
The MHRIC has several different VMS options for schools. Systems can include web-based access and, in the event of a potential threat, the ability to instantly alert designated officials, such as administrators and law enforcement, via email, text messaging, and/or page. VMS software can also be used to track and report volunteer hours. Products and vendor services are chosen via a RFP process each service year to obtain the best pricing possible for member school districts.