Organization: Glengary Elementary
Customer Since: 2013
EIOBoard granted administrators and local families peace of mind knowing that children and staff were both working in a safe and healthy environment.
Located in Walled Lake, Michigan, Glengary Elementary has a gleaming reputation for providing 450 K-6 students with a healthy environment to learn and grow. As such, it has been recognized by the US Department of Education as one of America’s “Blue Ribbon” schools. Considering this distinctive honor, it’s not surprising that the school’s administration wanted to take strides to uphold Glengary’s reputation as a safe, local school for area children.
Although Glengary Elementary had no problem giving its students the best in the classroom, the school was not efficiently and effectively managing and tracking the daily stream of visitors entering school grounds. School administrators, relying on paper and pencil for visitor check-ins, realized that the old way wasn’t working. Glengary needed a better way to manage and track who was coming through the doors.
Because Savance calls this area of Michigan home, we were eager to help one of our community schools build a safer, more functional educational environment for both students and staff. In order to do so, we suggested a solution package consisting of Savance Electronic In Out Board (EIOBoard) and Savance Visitor Management, along with supporting hardware. The Savance technology can provide for any school what it did for Glengary Elementary: the ability to simply and efficiently track the flow of visitors in and out of the school at all times. Both software and hardware are easy to use and can be customized to suit the needs of any school, regardless of IT infrastructure.
For Glengary Elementary School, Savance Visitor Management provided school administrators a convenient way to track, capture, and report the statistics of its visitors. The intuitive, easy to use solution was a breeze to install and configure, requiring just minutes to set up. Savance helped throughout this process. Glengary Elementary visitors are now able to use a self-service check-in kiosk to safely and securely enter and exit school grounds as they needed.
One of the benefits of the visitor management solution is that it sped up and automated visitor check-in for Glengary Elementary. A visitor simply types a few characters of their name, selects a purpose for the visit, selects a teacher, and grabs their name tag. Compare that to hand-writing all those details, then doing the same on a written name tag. By cutting visitor check-in time by more than 10 times, Glengary Elementary was able to reduce bottlenecks as well as show taxpayers that the school really cares about their time and the safety of their kids.
The Savance system customized for Glengary Elementary also has a staff proximity badge reader connected, allowing the kiosk to dual-purpose as a quick check-in and check-out system for staff. This way, Glengary staff is able to always know who is at lunch, who is out for the day, and who is in the building. All of the staff, visitor, and potentially also student whereabouts data can feed into Savance Emergency Mustering, as well as function as a attendance tracking system for students, offering a potentially life-saving solution, while also giving parents and staff complete visibility of student attendance. The Savance solution has granted school administrators and local families peace of mind knowing that children and staff were both working in a safe and healthy environment.