NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2018 —ScholarChip®, the largest provider of automated school safety and operations services, is making a version of its popular Enterprise-class Visitor Management program available to eligible schools, free of charge. Budget is no longer a barrier to a basic level of school campus safety.
The Forever Free version includes two critical components of the ScholarChip Visitor Management system: the ability to register and check in visitors, and the capacity to check visitors against a comprehensive database of sex offenders.
Maged Atiya, ScholarChip CEO/CTO, said, “All of us with deep concern about school safety, as well as providers of safety technology and solutions, have to ask ourselves a simple question: How can I help? Offering ScholarChip’s Forever Free Visitor Management is a step in the right direction.”
Establishing an efficient, effective, and auditable access control process for visitors is a foundational element of any well-thought-out security plan; knowing the identity of every visitor in the building or campus creates a culture of accountability and vigilance.
ScholarChip’s Forever Free Visitor Management System will allow users to enter data from a visitor’s driver’s license and automatically check ScholarChip’s comprehensive sex offender database. Administrators will know in real-time who is visiting their campus and who is on premises. This is a major step forward in campus safety.
There are over 700,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and it is vital that administrators identify any visitor who is registered before they can be allowed into a school. Each state, many Indian territories, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands maintain separate sex offender registries, while the Department of Justice maintains its own separate database for federal offenders.
Unlike most visitor management companies, ScholarChip integrates, verifies, and updates all databases downloaded from each available registry on a daily basis. This data is collected through the Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Registry database, individual state offender databases, and third-party service companies, and is used to create the most comprehensive registry available to K12 today. ScholarChip’s sex-offender registry check further enhances safety.
“The national dialogue on school safety is a vital and continuing one, and we know that school budgets are tight,” added Dr. Atiya. “I’m glad that we are able to offer free visitor management to those schools that need it.”
Administrators can get more information and sign up at http://www.freevisitormanager.com
ScholarChip is the largest provider of smart ID cards used for attendance, payment processing, visitor management, secure door access, and behavior management services in K12. It was first to market in centralizing and integrating School Safety and Operations System with a true one- card solution, which operates seamlessly with popular Student Information Systems and NFC mobile devices. ScholarChip’s Higher Education services include Tuition Payment Plans, Loan Servicing, Student Retention Services, and a compliant Payment Gateway. For more information visit http://www.scholarchip.com.
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