Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Raptor system?
Raptor is a visitor registration system that improves school security by reading a visitor’s photo ID and comparing this information to a sex offender database. The system quickly prints visitor badges that include a photo, the name of the visitor, time and date.
How does it work?
Information from the ID is compared to a data base that consists of registered sex offenders from 48 states including Texas. If a match is found, the campus administrator and law enforcement personnel can take steps to keep the campus safe.
Why are we using this system?
Student safety is our highest priority. Raptor will provide a simple, consistent system to track campus visitors, while screening for those who may pose a safety risk to our students or our staff.
What information is the school taking from drivers’ licenses?
Raptor is only scanning the visitor’s name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. No additional information will be gathered and no data will be shared with any outside company or organization.
What if I forget to bring my ID?
A school administrator will speak with you to determine your reason for being on campus and may grant access to individuals without an ID on a case by case basis. However, you may only have access to the campus without an ID up to two times in a school year, so it is very important to bring your ID for future visits.
I just moved to Texas, can I use my photo ID from another state or country?
Raptor will read any state issued ID from anywhere in the United States and Mexico, including US military IDs. If you are concerned that you do not have proper ID, ask to speak with a school administrator about your situation. Passports can not be scanned into the Raptor system.