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Raptor Visitor Management System


What is the Raptor Visitor Management System?

Raptor is a visitor management system that enhances school security by reading a visitor’s drivers license, or other approved government-issued ID, and comparing information against a sex offender database to alert school administrators if a match is found.  Once cleared through the system, a visitor badge is produced which will include a photo of the visitor, name of the visitor, date and time, and destination.

How Does Raptor Work?

Raptor compares government-issued ID information to a database that contains registered sex offenders from 50 states as well as local flags placed into Raptor by a school site.  In the event of a match, Raptor alerts designated school officials.

What is the Purpose of the Raptor System?

Raptor enhances and automates visitor management.  By proactively alerting personnel to certain potential threats, Raptor allows school administrators and, at times, the School Resource Officer, to take appropriate steps to keep our students, employees, and visitors safe. 

For approved visitors, the system prints visitor badges that include a photo of the visitor, the name of the visitor, date and time, and destination.  Those badges enable personnel within the building to quickly determine if visitors are in areas where they should or should not be.


Why is Alvord Unified School District Using the Raptor System?

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.  Raptor will provide a consistent, standardized system to track visitors and volunteers.  This is especially useful during emergencies to know who is on campus.  The system quickly prints visitor badges that include a photo of the visitor, the name of the visitor, time and date, and destination.


Does the School/District Have the RIght to Require Visitors, Even Parents, to Produce Identification Before Entering the School?

Yes.  In accordance with California Penal Code 627.2, school officials are required to know who is on campus and why they are there, particularly when a student is involved (i.e., early pick-up).  School officials need to be able to confirm that an individual has the authority to have access to the student.  In addition, to requiring visitors to give their name and purpose for visiting, it also requires visitors to present proof of identity.


What Types of IDs Will Work for Raptor?

Raptor is able to scan all U.S.government-issued licenses, identification cards, Matricula consular ID cards, permanent resident cards, active military cards, amd passport ID cards (not the full passport).