Employees gain access to the premises by holding their badge in front of the rising arm barrier. The verification is handled by a central system in the cloud. They can also announce guests via their smartphone, tablet, or computer, and the guests receive a temporary badge at the front desk. The system manages the physical entrance gates and barriers and keeps track of where people are, for use in emergencies. The system includes a management tool for status information and reporting and can easily be extended to additional company locations.