The transition from school to sixth form college is a rite of passage. On the journey, many students embrace casual clothing as a means to express individuality. For the education organisation itself though, it can ratchet up security concerns.
With sixth formers dressed non uniformly, it becomes even harder to identify where they are once they’ve signed in for the day. Let’s face it: large sixth forms are populated with crowds of pupils and staff members.
RDT’s InVentry Visitor Management System enables you to validate and identify who is in your college at any one time. It safeguards staff, visitors and guests. The system brings sixth form colleges in line with the rigours of local and national authorities.
System for Sixth Forms: features
Modern schools and sixth form colleges need modern sign-in systems to maintain tight security and efficient administration of pupils, staff and visitors.
Student Module: Making the move from an older system is easy as existing student lists can be imported directly into the module.
- Detailed student attendance records, including time of arrival, number of minutes late if applicable and reason for lateness can be stored in the central database. This simplifies the implementation of disciplinary procedures.
- Stored information can also be grouped by class. This means bulk sign-ins are a breeze. Teachers can sign in entire classes with the press of a button, saving valuable time without compromising on the integrity of the data in the student database.
Sixth Form College: Sixth formers often have greater freedom than their younger peers, entering and exiting school premises more frequently. InVentry’s advanced sixth form module takes such factors into account. Make sure that you know exactly which members of your sixth form are on site at any given time.
Did you know: the InVentry sixth form module can also be customised for session registration in SIMS.
Reception Console: Equip your sixth form entrance with a state-of-the-art reception console, featuring a touch screen monitor and high resolution webcam. Keeping track of visitors and verifying their identities becomes easy. In addition to this, our reception consoles boast full report and search functionality, and can be linked to printers to enable on-the-spot issuance of temporary or permanent ID cards.
Encrypted Backups via USB: Your facility needs total security. You need peace of mind. That’s why each system comes with a USB backup module. This ensures sensitive information is always safe and protected from data loss or hardware theft.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks: Log all DBS checks in the central InVentry database. Doing so enables you to verify the status of all personnel and visitors in an instant.
Rapid Sign In: Sixth form receptions can be busy places. InVentry reception consoles keep things moving. They are designed to remember details of people who have previously visited your facility. Repeat visitors therefore only need to tap in the first few letters of their name or choose their ID photo when they sign in on subsequent visits.
Notification of Arrival: Members of staff can be texted or emailed automatically from the InVentry system when their visitors sign in.
Barcode Readers: It is possible to integrate barcode scanning technology into the InVentry Visitor Management System, which can be used to read barcodes on both permanent and temporary ID badges. Simply send us a photo of the relevant staff member or visitor. Then we can supply a high-quality plastic ID badge. We’ll ship this direct to your door. The badge will work in conjunction with a barcode scanner. This allows the user to scan in and out with ease.
Multiple Entrances: Whether you have a single point of entry to your sixth form or multiple points, the InVentry system can be tailored to meet your needs perfectly. In such cases, we’ll supply additional touch screens, label printers and barcode scanners. These will work and synchronise with your central database.
Language Packs: InVentry offers a range of language packs available for schools that may use more than one language on a regular basis. These packs are simple to install and will translate every part of your system to the language of your choice.
Ready to achieve the right security results?
RDT is the UK’s leading specialist in InVentry integration and management. To help graduate your sixth form facility to A-grade security status, we’re standing by to give you more information.