October 12, 2020 8 min read

Optimize Your Attendance Tracking with Advanced Access Control Systems

RFID Attendance Tacking feature

Exploring RFID and NFC Technology for Enhanced Attendance Management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations sought effective ways to enhance their contact tracing efforts with CodeREADr. RFID/NFC technology, primarily used for access control, is now playing a pivotal role in managing attendance both on-site and remotely.


Access Control

Attendance Tracking

Contact Tracing

Employee Tracking



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Why Upgrade Your RFID/NFC System?

Many facilities use RFID/NFC ID cards to monitor entry times, but there’s a growing need to track presence across multiple locations within the facility and at remote sites. Traditional systems offer limited functionality and expanding them to cover more areas can be prohibitively expensive and complex, particularly at temporary remote locations like construction sites.

Comprehensive ID Reading Solution

Direct ID Scanning with Mobile Devices:
The CodeREADr app leverages the cameras and NFC capabilitie
s of iOS and Android devices to scan various ID types, including barcodes and NFC chips. This flexibility allows for easy adoption across different scenarios without the need for additional hardware.

RFID/NFC Reading Accessories:
For IDs that standard mobile devices can’t read directly, RFID/NFC reading accessories are necessary. These devices connect to smartphones, tablets, and even Chromebooks, allowing for versatile attendance tracking setups.

Streamlined Data Management

All scanned ID data, including timestamps and locations, are automatically synchronized with cloud-based systems via the CodeREADr app. This seamless integration ensures that data is always up-to-date and easily accessible for reporting and analysis.

Scanning Options Across Devices

iOS and Android Devices:
The CodeREADr app is optimized for use on various devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, and tablets. It’s designed to efficiently scan barcodes and read NFC chips embedded in ID cards. Learn more about the device requirements and compatibility here.

Chromebooks and PCs:
Newer Chromebooks and PCs with Android emulator software can also use the CodeREADr app to scan IDs. Certain Chromebooks can scan barcodes using their webcams, while PCs might need Android emulators like BlueStacks to run the app effectively.

Mac Compatibility:
Although direct app downloads from mobile stores aren’t available on Macs, Android emulators can bridge this gap, allowing Mac users to utilize the CodeREADr app for attendance tracking.

Advantages of Upgrading Your Access Control System

Upgrading your RFID/NFC system not only enhances your ability to track attendance accurately but also supports robust contact tracing efforts, crucial during health crises like COVID-19. By integrating advanced reading technologies and utilizing mobile devices, organizations can achieve a flexible, cost-effective solution that adapts to both permanent and temporary locations.