Arlington Schools Follow Nationwide Trend When it Comes to Background Checks

By Michael Klazema on 2/16/2012

Arlington, TX schools are using the latest technology to follow the nationwide trend of background checks in their school system.  This trend, of performing background checks on visitors to the schools, like volunteers or parents, has become high tech and instantaneous. The system that most schools use is simply to write down the name of a visitor on a sign-in sheet perhaps with the time they arrive and the time they leave. This is inadequate when it comes to keeping kids safe.

The schools in Arlington, TX will use a different system that is designed for the ultimate in safety and scanning. When a visitor enters a school in the Arlington district, their ID will be swiped into a system and their information will be instantly scanned against a nationwide database that holds criminal records.

Keeping children and other employees safe is important in a school and it is also important in companies nationwide. provides integration options like these criminal searches to visitor management solution companies that want to embed instant search capabilities. Our US OneSEARCH can instantly search over 400 million records and it covers all of the US including Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Using this product will keep employers informed of who they are hiring and will help keep other employees, clients and customers safe.

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