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Access control and visitor management

Access control and visitor management working together can provide an enhanced experience for visitors to buildings. Paul Speariett, a co-founder of Forge and regional director at Yardi, spoke to Security Journal UK about the many benefits and some of the challenges for access control enabled access for short-term visitors.

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Providing a confident return to the office

Providing visitors with confidence should be a key part of any building strategy to attract people back to the office. Paul Speariett, regional director at Yardi (Co-Founder of Forge) talks about the elements you should consider when implementing a visitor management solution, including communication, data and security.

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Gherkin Utilises Forge Bluepoint

With over 2,000 visitors per week, London landmark 30 St Mary's Axe, known as The Gherkin, has selected Forge, powered by Yardi® to provide its visitor management solution, Forge Bluepoint. Fast visitor check-in and the ability to scan access cards or mobile QR codes ensure an enhanced and efficient experience.

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Yardi Acquires We Are Forge Ltd

We are excited to announce that Forge has been acquired by global property management software company Yardi®. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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Forge Joins Smart Building Ecosystem

Working with other innovative companies within the ecosystem including Office App and bGrid the certification provides the real estate industry with the ability to make informed decisions on what, how, and why smart building technologies can make a difference to their business.

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Bluepoint awarded LenelS2 OnGuard Certification

New and existing customers with the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system will benefit from the new interface with Forge Bluepoint. It will allow visitors to experience a seamless journey through the customer building and building management will have confidence that their visit is safe and secure with credentials stored safely in the Cloud.

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Freestanding Visitor Kiosk now available

Forge Bluepoint gives you the flexibility to manage visitors to your workplace or building your way. With the addition of the Forge Free Standing Kiosk v2, you can provide greater flexibility by automating the visitor check-in. The kiosk minimises queues, provides a great experience and a contact-free option to your reception service for busy times or repeat visitors.

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QR codes for smart, convenient visitor access

QR codes have become commonplace during the last year due to the pandemic. From contact tracing, ordering meals and paying for goods. Forge has used QR Codes as a practical, secure and easy way to facilitate building access for a number of years. Co-founder and Director, Paul Speariett explains why and how they can complement your building security strategy.

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