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    Facility Access with Employee, Patient or Visitor Tracking

    Access Control through codeREADr

    codeREADr enables you to capture, track, monitor and report in new ways. Why? Because of the ready-availability of low-cost, feature-rich smartphones and tablets along with enterprise apps – like codeREADr. This is especially true for special access control and monitoring requirements, e.g., for temporary, remote or multiple monitoring points.

    The cost is very attractive, too. For a single access point, you can license codeREADr to your device for as little as $14.99 monthly. If you don’t have IDs, there are many choices for printing them (see below).

    Tracking System for Facilities

    Facilities that already have tracking & control systems in place can work with their current service providers to integrate with codeREADr using our extensive APIs. In that way, they get the best of both worlds – their purpose-built application plus codeREADr for mobility and special applications.

    Facilities without such systems use codeREADr as a tracking tool. Basically, you can enable a check-in and check-out function at different points in the facility. It can also help in Emergency Lockdown situations where knowing the last scan record for each employee, visitor and/or subcontractor can help you track who’s still on campus.

    The application is very similar to how codeREADr is used for attendance tracking. You can use that basic function at one or multiple locations at the same time. For example, you can track a patient through every step of the visit, collecting timestamps, location, and other data.

    Starter – Record-Only

    For this type of service, you won’t need a validation database. When the app users scan the barcode ID, they can enter information regarding the person or process. However, you cannot give directed information about that specific person to the users as they scan their barcode. For example, with a validation service, you could give them the details about the person scanned. However, you can’t do that with a record-only service. Moreover, instead of scanning, you can’t use the text/voice-search feature to search the validation database.

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    Intermediate – Validation

    For this type of service, you will need a validation database.  When the app user scans the barcode ID, you will prompt the app user to enter information regarding the person or process. You can also give the app user-directed information about that person or specific instructions as they scan their ID. For example, you can tell them if there are any special accommodations required. And, with validation services, you can use text- or voice-search if the ID doesn’t have a barcode or NFC tag.

    << See our Step by Step Instructions. >>

    Capturing Asset IDs:  Scan barcodes, tap NFC tags, manual entry and search database

    IDs should ideally be printed with a barcode (low cost) or an NFC tag (somewhat expensive and not all smartphones are NFC enabled yet). Also, you could print each ID with a human-readable number for text/voice-entry. If you are using a validation database, you could use the apps Look-Up feature to text- or voice-search for the name or ID in the database.  It’s fast and accurate even when searching for the name or first few characters of the ID.

    For record-only services, you could distribute IDs with QR codes printed on the media. You can embed an ID, a name or both in the QR code. You can easily print QR labels using low-cost programs, such as iBarcoder for PC and MAC.

    Also, you could use the barcode already on the ID if it has one. With a validation service this is no problem because you would have already associated the barcode ID to the person’s name – see importing a CSV file. However, with a record-only service, you have to associate this ID with the person’s name when you do your reporting.  If you are familiar with Excel or other database programs, it’s relatively simple to do.

    Advanced – IT/Developer Integration

    IT/Developers can seamlessly integrate codeREADr into their existing applications and back-end using our extensive set of APIs. They can also use advanced features such as regular expression, contextual variables, and Webify.