Data Management Inc.’s market for high-security visitor badges just got bigger; after years of producing self-expiring visitor badges for visitor management software, DMI, makers of Visitor Pass Solutions, has just expanded its offering of rolled badges to run on a wider range of label printers. Now developers, resellers and end-users of VMS systems can print their visitor badges on Brother direct thermal printers.
Self-expiring visitor badges
“Our expiring badges have always run on several direct thermal (Dymo, Zebra, Toshiba, and Seiko) and inkjet printers (Primera and HP)” said Brian Gallagher, Data Management’s president. “But more of our clients are asking for rolls of labels that fit printers made by Brother, so we’re delighted to accommodate them.”
Self-expiring visitor badges prevent visitors from re-using their identification badges without proper authorisation. Engineered to change colour overnight, the badges show a pink “VOID” image that can be recognised from a distance by employees. Once it is activated, the badge starts to turn colour within six hours, completing the change by the following day.
“Knowing the badge will change colour removes the need for staff members at the front desk from having to retrieve badges as visitors depart,” said Mr. Gallagher. “Meanwhile, personnel are trained to recognise such badges as not having been given out that day. How they respond to such a sighting depends on the facility’s security protocols.”