Eptura Reinforces Workplace Security with New Capabilities for Managing Guests
ATLANTA — April 6, 2023 — Eptura, the global worktech leader, today announced the launch of access card manager, the latest enhancement to the comprehensive visitor management capabilities within its unified worktech platform.
Today’s flexible work schedules mean employees and guests enter and leave buildings in unpredictable patterns. As visitor check-ins have increased by more than a third year over year, building operators are challenged to manage the flow of people in their spaces while ensuring workplace safety and security.
“In an era when in-office engagement is gaining traction, organizations must focus simultaneously on frictionless and secure visitor experiences. IDC’s latest research sees prioritization of automation, application integration, and security for physical environments,” said Amy W. Loomis, Ph.D., Research Vice President, Future of Work at market intelligence firm IDC.
Eptura’s visitor management solution, including the new access card management feature, helps organizations provide smooth guest experiences while protecting their people, assets, and data. To maximize building security, reception teams can clearly identify visitors, log user data, and keep track of which guests have arrived and departed, with information securely hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud.
They can also offer condition-based access, now with the option to use programmable RFID cards in addition to — or in lieu of — QR code credentials. While QR codes are a popular way to manage visitor access, this method is not always suitable due to internal company policies, potential security risks, and the upfront investment and training required when installing QR code readers.
By extending credentials to RFID cards, access card manager lowers the cost of implementing an end-to-end visitor management solution for buildings without existing QR code hardware. Organizations can choose to use a combination of methods, such as allowing visitors to enter parking garages or buildings using QR codes before switching to RFID credentials for interior access. They can also set credentials to auto deactivate when visitors depart, or at a specific time, even if a guest forgets to check out.
“We’re seeing an increased focus from customers on balancing flexible working arrangements with maintaining both physical and digital security,” said Paul Phillips, CTO of Eptura. “Giving companies the ability to tailor how employees and guests access their spaces allows them to create seamless experiences while keeping the work environment safe.”
The release of the access card manager feature follows Eptura’s unveiling of new visitor management capabilities within its unified worktech platform. Eptura’s solution gives organizations an extra dimension of security and an increased level of flexibility to facilitate visitor access and can be deployed in a matter of hours. Access card manager works alongside hardware such as turnstiles and card readers and access control providers including AMAG Technology, Brivio, CEM Systems AC2000, Gallagher, Genea, Genetec Security Center, Lenel OnGuard, NEDAP AEOS, Openpath, Paxton Net2, S2 Netbox, Software House, and C-CURE 9000.
For more information, please visit: eptura.com/our-platform/visitor-management-system
Eptura is a global worktech company that provides software solutions for people, workplaces, and assets to enable everyone to reach their full potential. With 16.3 million users across 115 countries, we are trusted by more than 16,000 of the world’s leading companies to realize a better future at work. For more information, visit eptura.com.