100,000 sign ins for technology business


Mahmoud Elsaid, owner of Lamasatech

A NORTH EAST technology business, with a vision to replace the humble visitor book, has reached a milestone with 100,000 sign ins just months after launching.

VisiPoint, a trading arm of digital technology company LamasaTech, allows business centres, corporates and schools to go paperless, with a digital sign in system that captures details of visitors when they enter and leave a building. The product, which is available as an integrated kiosk or in tablet form to sit on a reception desk, has already signed in 100,000 people, entering properties the length and breadth of the UK. The company now has expansion plans, which could soon see VisiPoint launch overseas.

VisiPoint Visitor Management has already signed up schools, corporates and centres in London, Leeds and Scotland, as well as a number of schools and centres in the North East through a growing reseller network across the UK. Companies including one of the UK’s top three energy providers and a national transportation company are among those to sign up to VisiPoint.

LamasaTech’s director Mahmoud Elsaid, said: “Technology has changed so many things, yet in offices right across the UK, we still see paper sign in systems. VisiPoint aims to change that and to help businesses capture the data of their visitors, in a safe and secure system, that is very user-friendly.

“We are delighted to see the system is already being so well-used, with 100,000 sign ins already, and we think this is the tip of the iceberg. The market is absolutely incredible, and we are sure that this will become the norm in time, as we move further into a digital age.”

The system also instantly notifies the person the visitor has signed in to see, meaning it reduces the workload of receptionists while retaining the personal touch and professional image for corporates. VisiPoint helps receptionists and management to access a real-time dashboard of the premises and instant reports for all the visitors’, staff and contractors’ sign in history. The system also features a printer, meaning it instantly produces a visitor badge for guests who sign in, and a range of scanners to allow staff and contractors to sign in and out through the terminals quickly using their existing badges.

Mr Elsaid hopes to triple LamasaTech’s income from its VisiPoint product over the next year.

He said: “VisiPoint is designed to be as efficient as possible, creating an easy-to-use sign in system that delivers benefits and savings to any premises in which it is based. One of the key things that makes it even more attractive is the health and safety aspect of going digital.

“In the event of fire or evacuation, it is possible to access a real-time list of people in a building at any given time from any mobile device. And for schools and colleges, VisiPoint is able to read and write student attendance to most schools’ management information systems automatically which is something that will help with safeguarding. There are a great many benefits and we are seeing new clients sign up to take advantage of them. Ultimately with VisiPoint being quite affordable, with an return on investment delivered in as little as six months, we hope to replace every sign in book.”

LamasaTech’s other product, touch screens, interactive touch tables and kiosks, are now in place in museums, universities, government buildings and business centres in the UK, USA and Middle East.

David Dunn, chief executive at Sunderland Software City, said: “Mahmoud is a genuine entrepreneur, devising, manufacturing and distributing his products around the world.

“This new product is a great addition to the LamasaTech business, and Mahmoud’s track record means I have no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more of VisiPoint.”

To learn more about Sunderland Software City, visit www.sunderlandsoftwarecity.com or call 0845 872 8575. Sunderland Software City is funded from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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