As part of the mission of Vision 2030 to diversify the Saudi economy, the city of Jeddah is also undergoing a facelift, with new bridges, tunnels, drainage projects, upgrading of the King Abdul Aziz International Airport and development of the  of the Jeddah Economic City.

Offering the tallest tower in the World – Jeddah Tower, a sustainable mixed-use environment, residential apartments, a tourism retail and leisure destination and a business centre, the Jeddah Economic City open the doors for investment opportunities. The Economic City is expected to attract diverse businesses and offer thousands of job opportunities.

With the number of businesses establishing their presence in Jeddah set to go up, the number of visitors to these businesses are also expected to increase drastically. This means an effective visitor management system is needed to deal with the different types of visitors, the security of the premises and effective time management to boost the visitor experience.

Utility of biometric visitor management in the workplace

Gone are the days of the traditional guest ledger book. Visitor management is much more than just logins and logouts. An efficient visitor management system includes access control, host notification, identity verification, acknowledgement, authentication and MIS reports.

Visitor badges embedded with biometrics can make this possible. It can take over the entire visit cycle in just a few seconds, track multiple visitors at a time and guide visitors through specific access points to the destination booked prior for that purpose.

This can enhance workplace security, build compliance, protect assets through access control, speed up overall operational efficiencies and reduce delays.

Biometrics-enabled visitor badges can also be integrated across various devices, mail, software access control systems, NIC (National Information Centre) databases and internal blacklists, making it easier to access information.

Suprema offers BioStar 2, a web-based open security platform with comprehensive visitor management features. It can manage about 128 access groups and 1,000 access readers with extensive audit reporting.

ScreenCheck Saudi Arabia

In association with Zebra, Suprema, Impinj, Bravo, Tiso and Edikio and many more, ScreenCheck Saudi Arabia not only provides visitor management solutions but also offers cutting- edge solutions in biometrics, RFID, access control, ID card printing, etc. Horizon Informatic Trading is a branch of ScreenCheck Middle East.