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Honeywell announces upgrades to popular visitor management system

Honeywell announced an upgrade to its popular LobbyWorks® Visitor Management System that now integrates with its Pro-Watch® security management system. LobbyWorks 4.0 offers electronic auditing, identification of key visitors and self registration, which results in increased efficiency. LobbyWorks 4.0 is ideal for organisations of any size that seek to enhance the security of their facilities and protect employees and visitors by determining the identity of individuals.

"A visitor management system is critical to an organisation's security because it minimises potential risks and results in a safer working environment," said Beth Thomas, senior product manager, Honeywell Systems. "This is a powerful tool for visitor management, instead of using an inefficient paper logbook or relying solely on a security guard. LobbyWorks consistently enforces a company's security policies for visit sponsorship, visitation areas and sign-out procedures, as well as identifying unwanted visitors on facility watch lists."

LobbyWorks 4.0 is simple to deploy and use, yet is flexible and powerful enough to meet the needs of users with diverse visitor management processes and policy requirements. As a result of the new integration to Pro-Watch, badgeholders can be automatically added to LobbyWorks as hosts, and now Pro-Watch makes additions, modifications and revocations to LobbyWorks automatically.

Other improvements to LobbyWorks 4.0 include a new kiosk application design for enhanced usability and faster visitor processing. An optional pre-registration e-mail for visitors now includes a bar code that can be scanned at the kiosk for quicker registration.

"In addition to reducing the time required for training on manual processes, using LobbyWorks to manage visitors helps an organisation avoid personal injury, theft and loss, insurance claims, and spending time and money on the investigation of criminal events," said Thomas. "Automation of Pro-Watch card issuance within LobbyWorks allows an organisation to easily streamline temporary card issuance using existing lobby resources."

LobbyWorks 4.0 is currently available in North America and European markets. Honeywell will demonstrate the system at the ISC West 2011 show in April.

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