Riyadh is witnessing an increasing demand for office space for start-ups and SMEs despite large office supply deliveries for mixed projects.

In line with Vision 2030, the government of Saudi Arabia aims to boost private sector growth and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. So the Kingdom has reduced rental rates and expanded the gross leasable area from 4.2 million square metres to an additional 870,000 square metres by 2020.

An increase in office space fuelled by private sector growth means an increase in visitor numbers to these offices. Though the increase in office space and in turn the number of visitors aids economic growth, if not managed efficiently, it can result in chaos.

Utility of biometric visitor management in private sector

While the traditional guest ledger book can serve the purpose, it is no more an efficient tool for end-to-end visitor management. Without an effective system, visitors can get lost, access the wrong location and experience delays, limiting the purpose of the visit.

Biometric visitor badges can take over the entire visitor cycle in just a few seconds, transforming the complete visitor experience. The system enables corporates to manage everything from visitor registration, verification, host notification, authentication and acknowledgement to badge printing, real time multi-visitor-tracking, access control and MIS reports in just a few seconds.

These badges can be also integrated across numerous devices, linked to various mails, apps, software, access control systems, NIC (National Information Centre) databases and internal blacklist. Thus the badge acts as a guide to specified booked locations for the visitor and informs the management on the visitor whereabouts for better planning.

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.