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    What Does a Security Patrol App Do?

    Track facility access points, safety equipment, visitors, and incidents with our security app. Capture formal records for reporting purposes.

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    FAQs About Security Patrolling

    How can I create security checkpoints?

    Most of our security clients choose to attach barcode labels near the doors of buildings or rooms that need to be checked off. There may be hundreds of these checkpoints across a campus or facility and it is the job of their users to scan each and optionally answer questions at certain times in a day or week.

    The vast majority of our customers use a third-party service for the process of label creation itself. While you can generate barcode values and images on codeREADr, it is generally time-consuming and not meant for actions such as mass label printing. Most customers, either manually or automatically, upload a database of ID values to our site and use our app for verifying the values on location.

    How can I prevent people from scanning a checkpoint twice accidentally?

    Duplicate checking can be implemented as a feature that alerts the user that a barcode has already been scanned and is no longer valid.

    How can I prevent my employees from marking their checkpoint as completed outside of the times they are supposed to do so?

    Conditional validation allows for customization of security patrol 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. For these options, the app-user will need Internet connectivity.

    How can I prevent my employees from marking a location as completed without physically being 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. While some customers find this useful for people who have forgotten or lost their barcode value, others would prefer this feature to be disabled.

    Using advanced settings, you can disable lookup so that users cannot create a record without scanning an image with the camera.

    Can I include a picture of the location to be shown when the checkpoint label 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 virtually any information you’d like to associate and display with the person you are tracking.

    How can I require my employees to provide pictures and/or answer questions about their checkpoint?

    Using our Questions feature, you can include the option to add notes, answer questions, or even take a photo of the checkpoint.

    Can we generate a report that shows checkpoint data per day?

    On the Scans page, you can filter and view a report of codes scanned and even automatically export those records to Excel, Google Sheets, etc. When exported you can sort scans by ‘timestamp scanned’ or by user who scanned it.

    Can I make separate accounts for each employee and/or separate scanning for each building?

    There are many different methods employed by our customers for separating data into different segments. Some create databases for a set of rooms to be checked and associate each list with its own service by building. Some create separate users for each employee or security shift. Some use one database, one service and one user and 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.

    Can I see who is currently in a room?

    Using Check In/Out, you can access a live portal online that shows the status of all values in a given database. As well, using the Scans page, you can search for the latest scan of any value.

    Can I make the app look any differently, e.g. change what it says when a room has already been checked off 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 as desired. Additionally, there are both free and paid options for white labeling the app to include your logo.

    Is pricing based on how many employees we have?

    Every paid plan has unlimited scans available. Our pricing model is per device. A device is counted as billable if your authorized app-user signs into the device anytime during your monthly billing period. The monthly count is not based on concurrently used devices but instead, the total number of unique devices that signed in during your monthly billing period. Each month this count resets and each device sign in counts towards your plan limit.

    Do we need special hardware to scan checkpoint labels?

    codeREADr is compatible with most devices. This includes iOS, Android, and mobile computers. We do not sell any hardware so 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. While certain features, such as conditional validation and cross-device duplicate checking, require internet connection, the basic functionality of verifying a ticket against a database is available for download and use without internet.

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