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    What Does an Attendance Tracking App Do?

    Employers, associations, and educators can track employees, subcontractors, members, and students’ attendance by scanning barcodes or reading NFC tags/cards.

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    FAQs About Attendance Tracking

    Do I use codeREADr to create the ID credentials for my students or employees?

    The vast majority of our customers use a third-party service for the process of ID creation itself. While you can generate barcode values and images on codeREADr, it is generally time-consuming. Also, it is not ideal for provisioning credentials. Thus, most customers manually or automatically upload a database of ID values to our site. Then, they use our app for verifying the values on location.

    How can I prevent people from checking in twice accidentally?

    You can implement Duplicate checking that alerts the user that a barcode has already been scanned and is no longer valid.

    Can I prevent my employees from clocking in during a mandatory break? Also, can I prevent students from checking into a class before it starts?

    Conditional validation allows for customization of attendance tracking use cases that have a variable such as time or day. With this feature, you can add a special count and/or duration-based conditions to invalidate scans. However, the app-user will need Internet connectivity.

    How can I prevent people from checking in a friend who isn’t there?

    One feature that comes as a default on our app is “Lookup.” The Lookup feature allows any user to search the associated database and create a scan record for a barcode without physically scanning anything. Some customers find this useful for people who have forgotten or lost their barcode value. However, others would prefer to disable this feature.

    Using advanced settings, you can disable lookup so that users cannot create a record without either manually typing a known code value or scanning an image with the camera.

    Does someone need to physically be there to scan IDs?

    One of our most popular features is kiosk mode. In this mode, you can lock the iOS and Android tablets or phones to the scanning function. This mode uses the front camera and allows for self-scanning.

    Can I include a picture of the person to be shown when their ID is scanned?

    When importing or creating your database on codeREADr, you can use Webify formatting to include photos hosted remotely. The response text can include any information you’d like to associate and display with the person you are tracking.

    Can I add new people to our database when they scan for the first time?

    You can use our database builder service to add people on the spot for whom a record doesn’t already exist. Also, using a more complex service set up for photo verification, you can even allow data collection. This allows you to include photos and question answers when adding a new person to your database.

    How can I allow for re-entry? For example, how can I allow students leaving the classroom and returning?

    There are two options for re-entry. First, allow an unlimited number of scans with the barcode value. This is the default for valid codes. Second, if you want to track when people come and go, use Check In/Out. Also, this service has the option to disallow check in without checking out or vice versa. Moreover, with Check In/Out, you can monitor the movement of students or employees.

    Do my students or employees need physical ID cards or do they need to use their phones?”

    Our barcode scanner will work with any barcode in any form. This includes small, dense, damaged, partially obscured, and poorly printed barcodes, and even barcodes at extreme angles. Also, if you are having trouble scanning, we offer an advanced scanning engine that is even more accurate.

    If you would like to create digital IDs for your attendees, we recommend ID123.

    Can I make the app look any different? For example, can I change what it says when an ID is invalid or include my company’s logo?

    We offer the ability to customize the display of the response screen as well as change the response text. Also, there are both free and paid options for white labeling the app to include your logo.

    Does the pricing depend on how many IDs we have?

    Every paid plan has unlimited scans available. Also, our pricing model is per device. For instance, we count a device as billable if your authorized app-user signs in during the monthly billing period. Moreover, the monthly count is not based on concurrently used devices. Instead, it’s the total number of unique devices that signed in during your monthly billing period. Also, each month, this count resets and each device sign in counts towards your plan limit.

    Do we need special hardware to scan IDs?

    codeREADr is compatible with most devices. This includes iOS, Android, and mobile computers. However, we do not sell any hardware. Thus, it is up to you to decide on which devices you will use codeREADr.

    What if there isn’t a good internet connection on location?

    codeREADr works offline as well as online. For instance, conditional validation and cross-device duplicate checking require internet connection. However, you can verify a ticket against a database and download offline.

    Can I make separate accounts for different teachers, different rolls for different classes, and/or separate the scanning by grade level?

    There are many methods to separate data into different segments. First, you can create databases for each list of people. Then, associate each list with its own service. Second, you can create separate users for each teacher or room. Third, use a database, a service, and a user. Then, simply separate the data when exporting the records to a spreadsheet. Ultimately, it’s up to you how to organize your data for your needs.

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