Visitor Information

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 

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.