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  • 1.  Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-19-2018 11:40
    We currently use Raptor as our school visitor management system, but we are in the process of evaluating options/vendors. What system do you currently use to manage your school visitors and whether you have any positive or negative feedback about such system? Thank you,

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    Fernando De Velasco
    Chief Technology Officer
    Prosper ISD
    Prosper TX
    469-219-2054
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  • 2.  RE: Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-20-2018 06:51
    We use SafeVisitor from School Technology Associates (STA). It was a bit of a rough process at the beginning, but as we learned the system it got better and better. STI and SafeVisitor were very responsive to meeting our requirements. It is a web based solution which means they handle all system updates/upgrades, etc. The system is very easy to use and our security personnel have adapted well to it. The co. also communicates via email any enhancements, outages and other updates related to the system. I like the fact they've been open to our suggested improvements and have actually incorporated them into the software in a reasonable time frame.

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    Jim Poss
    IT Director
    Lemont High School District 210
    Lemont IL
    (630) 243-3250
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  • 3.  RE: Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-20-2018 08:28
    We are just starting with Raptor. Just curious, why are you looking to switch to another system? Was there a feature that Raptor didn't have?

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    Andrew Phillips
    Director of Innovation
    Cleveland City Schools
    Cleveland TN
    (423) 472-9571
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  • 4.  RE: Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-20-2018 08:31
    We have just recently completed our roll-out of SafeVistor.  It has been a good process so far and the feedback from the parents and community has been very positive.  SafeVisitor has done multiple training sessions to help our administrators and office staff and they are very responsive on their live chat as well.  The biggest obstacle we have had was setting up the process of checking people in and setting the proper expectations.  Since you already have Raptor, that should not be an issue for your schools.  We looked at both Raptor and SafeVisitor, but two of the selling points were cost and locale.  They offered a solution that is easier to replace pieces (scanners specifically) and they are based out of Indiana, which is were our school corporation resides.

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    Brian Trivett
    Coordinator of Administrative Systems
    Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
    Columbus IN
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  • 5.  RE: Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-20-2018 10:17
    ​We use and are very happy with school gate guardian.  It's not only a visitor/volunteer system that does immediate background checks on familywatchdog.org. Students also check in with the system and we post the tardies from school gate guardian to our SIS.  We are working with the vendor to do student checkouts the same way.  School Visitor Software | School Safety System | School Security Software | School Gate Guardian
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    School Visitor Software | School Safety System | School Security Software | School Gate Guardian
    School Gate Guardian is a School Visitor Management System and School Check In System with Unlimited Sex Offender checks and Tardy Student Tracking
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    Dale Roberts
    Information Systems
    Granite School District
    Salt Lake City UT
    (385) 646-4101
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  • 6.  RE: Visitor Management System

    Posted 09-21-2018 06:23
    We are an all Mac district and struggled with finding visitor management that runs in our environment. VisitU is the product we went with and love it. Runs off an iPad and a Brother label printer. Students, visitors, volunteers all check in/out. When students are tardy or leave early parents get a text notification. Great solution if you are looking for something simple and easy to implement.

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    Rebecca Furlong
    Director of Technology
    Wooster City Schools
    Wooster OH
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