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5 Ways ID Scanning Can Enhance Your Brewery or Distillery Operations

As a brewery or distillery operator, making a great concoction is not the only thing in your vat. Once you have your perfect brew or spirit, you have to ensure that you provide a great experience for your customers and ensure that your operations are compliant with state law. This can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. ID scanning can make your job easier. With the scan of an ID, you will collect all of the information on the front of the ID and verify age in less than 1 second. This information can be populated directly into your POS system or act as a visitor management database from which you can run reports, conduct a tasting survey, group customers and more. Below are 5 ways in which you can use ID scanning to enhance the operations at your brewery or distillery.

  1. Verify Age to ensure all patrons are 21 and above
  2. Collect Valuable Demographic Info to gain more insight into your customers and enhance your marketing efforts
  3. Streamline Visitor Management so you can focus on offering a great product rather than dealing with manual ID checks
  4. Ensure Compliance by easily tracking number of bottles purchased within a certain time frame
  5. Group Customers to give them a positive experience and to keep unwanted visitors out

IDScan.net will eliminate wasted time so you can focus on your passion. Learn more about IDScan.net’s solutions here or call one of our specialists at 888-430-8936!

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Fraudsters are Everywhere, What Can You do?

March is fraud awareness month, and we want to arm our readers with important statistics, and how IDScan.net can help you stop fraud!

 

88.3% of identity fraud is committed using a fake ID. This number is alarmingly high especially when you consider that over the past six years, fraudsters have stolen $112 billion. This comes down to $35,600 stolen per minute. (AmericanBanker.com)

 

$2.40 is the amount every dollar of fraud cost merchants in 2016, this is up from $2.23 in 2015. (LexisNexis)

 

Fraud’s percentage of revenues rose from 1.32 percent to 1.47% in 2016. This revenue is extremely high for retailers and continues to be a growing issue for the retail industry.  (LexisNexis)

 

These statistics are unnerving to say the least. But, there is a way IDScan.net can help you fight fraud!  Retailers can see a considerable decrease in fraud by utilizing a “multi-layered” approach. This includes solutions which tier identity verification and identity authentication.  IDScan.net provides complete solutions-both hardware and software that help users fight fraud and ensure that an ID is properly verified, validated and authenticated.

 

Ways IDScan.net Can Help you Fight Fraud:

  • ID Verification: IDScan.net provides solutions that ensure that the ID is a valid, government issued ID with correct formatting of barcode features, ID number, etc.
  • ID Validation: IDScan.net has the ability to perform higher level vetting to validate the identity of the individual. This includes running the ID against government databases such as OFAC and many others.
  • ID Authentication: IDScan.net provides users the ability to authenticate an ID for proper security features, UV, etc. to ensure the ID is not a fake

To learn more about our offerings, visit us at www.idscan.net or call us at 888-430-8936!

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Enhancing Your Travel Agency’s Operations with ID Scanning

As a travel agent, you know the importance of having the proper documentation for your clients. ID scanning solutions from IDScan.net will ensure that you have 100% accurate data and will allow you to easily capture and store a copy of the ID. See below for some of the ways that ID scanning will enhance your agency’s operations.

  • Visa Applications: Input passport information with our WizzForms software directly into the application in less than 1 second. This will save you time and eliminate typos and keystroke errors.
  • Capturing Traveler Information: Input customer ID data with our WizzForms Plus software into your existing database in less than 1 second. You can also capture and store an image of the ID with this solution.
  • Hajj, MOFA & Enjaz: Automate traveler passport information with WizzForms Plus directly into these government websites and similar ones. It is imperative that you enter this information 100% accurately so only authorized travelers are issued passage.
  • Visitor Management: If you are still using paper to keep track of your customers, IDScan.net has an easy-to-use out-of-the-box visitor management solution. Our VeriScan Plus software stores all customer information, including an image of the ID. You can group customers, easily add phone number, email and any relevant comments.

We recommend pairing our software with 3M’s QS1000 or AT9000 passport and ID scanner. To shop our passport solutions, click here. For more information on IDScan.net, click here.

6 Ways ID Scanning is Integral to the Automotive Industry

This past Friday, the IDScan.net team had the pleasure of attending NADA100 in our hometown of New Orleans. NADA-National Automobile Dealer’s Association celebrated its 100th anniversary with exhibitors from all over the U.S. Major players in the automotive industry were present including GM Finance, Manheim, Dealertrack and many more. A large number of the services that the exhibitors provide include DMS/CRM platforms as well as financial institutions that play in the automotive space. Witnessing this, reinforced the fact that ID scanning is an integral component to helping these companies function most efficiently, and in turn providing outstanding customer service. Below is a list of 6 ways as to how ID scanning is relevant to the automotive industry.

 

  1. DMS & CRM Providers
    1. Automate data capture (including mobile) directly into CRM when adding a new customer
  2. Dealerships
    1. Automate ID data capture for test drives and onboarding new customers directly into their CRM platform
    2. Validate employee drivers when transporting cars from lot to lot
  3. Financial Institutions
    1. Automate data capture process for new sales and customer financing
    2. Enable higher level vetting such as running an ID against OFAC and performing other identity validation checks

Whether you are a dealer or provide a service to them, ID scanning will help to streamline your operations so you can focus on what’s truly important, the customer.

3 Ways ID Scanning is Crucial to Retail Operations

Running a successful retail operation takes more than keeping track of inventory. As a retailer, you have a responsibility to ensure that your day to day operations are running as efficiently as possible, while ensuring a positive customer experience, and protecting yourself from consumer fraud. Customers don’t want to open a credit or loyalty account where it will be cumbersome to enroll or apply, and retailers don’t want fraudsters depleting their profits. Below you will learn how ID scanning technology solves all of these issues.

  1. Fraud Prevention:
    • Scanners with UV technology help detect IDs with fake holograms.
    • IDScan.net’s ID scanning technology includes an algorithm built in, alerting users if an ID has been scanned that is not exactly formatted for the issuing jurisdiction and data of issuance, helping to detect fake ID’s.
    • Higher level identity validation is also available. Companies like IDScan.net  have partnerships with corporations such as Transunion and Trulioo who provide higher level identity validation and background checks. This includes running the ID against government watch lists and many other crucial data sources.
  2. New Account Automation
    • Scan ID & collect customer information in less than 1 second.
    • Populate ID information directly into your new account enrollment platform.
    • 100% accurate data capture.
  3. Solutions for Every Environment
    • Mobile and laptop/desktop solutions available.
    • ID scanning SDK is available to use with all existing retail applications and platforms.
    • Out-of-the-box solutions available.

 

IDScan.net’s 12 Days of Christmas: The Gifts Expained

In our last blog post, we did IDScan.net’s 12 Days of Christmas. As we want readers to feel knowledgeable about ID scanning and what solutions apply to their industry, we decided to do a follow up post which goes into more detail about each of the items mentioned previously.

 pa700-teo The VS PA700 is a handheld mobile scanner that automates information collection from an ID. Pairing it with the VeriScan Online app, dispensaries are able to run valuable demographic reports, automate returning patient check in as well as new patient registration, verify age and more.
If you have ever been to the Miami airport, then you have seen the AT9000. The AT9000 scans ID cards, all passports and captures an image of the document. It’s UV technology helps identify false documents. When paired with WizzForms, it populates ID data directly into an existing database.  AT9000
 qs1000 The QS1000 scans ID cards, all passports and captures an image of the document. Wineries use it to quickly process visitors, saving them time and increasing their bottom line.
WizzForms Plus was created specifically for hospitality operators. With the scan of an ID, guest information is directly populated into your PMS. It also captures credit card info and creates a searchable timestamped database which is perfect for fighting chargebacks.  wf-plus
 pa700-back IDScan.net’s Solution UniScan Guard automates muster tracking of field employees, making it easy for plants to be OSHA compliant. It allows plants to know where there field employees are at any given time which is vital in the case of an evacuation or emergency.
The M280 allows you to scan and capture an image of the ID. Paired with VeriScan Plus software, it will allow bar owners to fight chargebacks, verify age and group customers.  m280-license
 casino-total-rewards WizzForms allows gaming operators to automate customer loyalty enrollment. With the scan of an ID WizzForms populates any casino platform with the ID info in less than 2 seconds. It is IGT certified and works with all major casino platforms.
IDScan.net’s ID scanning SDK allows financial institutions and retailers to automate new account set up without having to use any outside applications.  customer-sign-up
 prison-entrance VeriScan Plus collects correctional facility visitor information in less than 1 second with the scan of their ID. It prints out time sensitive badges and has the ability to run an instantaneous background check.
IDScan.net has worked with various cities’ Department of Public Works to streamline their recycling operations. Our VeriScan Online Enterprise version lets municipal employees know whether a recycler is within the recycling limits; if they are not, they have to pay a fee to recycle.  recycle
 happy-woman-at-desk WizzForms allows property management personnel to automate new lessee processing. With the scan of the lessee’s ID, their information is populated into the property management’s database in less than 2 seconds. This eliminates typos and missing information and saves staff time.
The CR5400 automatically scans and captures the image of an ID. Paired with VeriScan Plus software, it collects apartment or office building visitor information with a time stamp and searchable database.  cr5400-for-indian-gaming

 

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IDScan.net’s 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

  1. On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a PA700 for my dispensary.
  2. On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: an AT9000 for airplane entry.
  3. On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a QS1000 for my winery.
  4. On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: WizzForms Plus for my needs of hospitality.
  5. On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: automated muster tracking for my petrochemical facility.
  6. On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave my bar: an ID scanning, image capture M280.
  7.  On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: WizzForms automated loyalty enrollment for the gaming industry.
  8. On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: automated account sign up with an ID scanning SDK for the financial industry.
  9. On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: VeriScan Plus Visitor Management for my correctional facility.
  10. On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: recycling limit validation for the public works department of my city.
  11. On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: WizzForms to automate enrollment for my new lessees.
  12. On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: the CR5400 to process visitors at my apartment building.
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3 Reasons ID Scanning is Crucial for Successful Dispensary Operation

ID scanning isn’t just for bars and nightclubs; dispensaries can benefit from it as well. It will streamline their operations and ensure that dispensaries are compliant with state and local law.

Tracking Amount of Marijuana Purchased Each Day

Certain states such as Oregon require that dispensaries cannot sell more than 7 grams of flower (on four immature plants) to an individual in a day. For this reason, dispensaries must have a way to track how much they are selling. This is where ID scanning can help. ID scanning applications such as VeriScan make it easy to note the amount of marijuana a customer has purchased and will time stamp this transaction when the ID is scanned. All of this information can easily be accessed and exported should law enforcement ever require it.

Passing Compliance Checks

While many states don’t require dispensaries to use an ID scanner, certain cities such as Aurora, CO require proof of age with an ID scanner. The first violation of selling to a minor can constitute a $3,500 fine or 5 days with a suspended license. A second offense can merit a 30 day license suspension where as a third offense of selling to a minor within a year time frame can cause a dispensary to lose their license. Whether a city requires you to use an ID scanner or not, it is worth it to prevent losing thousands of dollars, or worse, your business. On MarijuanaVenture.com, enforcement chief for the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board, Justin Nordhorn, states, “Door security staff read so many IDs during the course of their shift, they can fall prey to complacency.” The use of ID scanners eliminates the chance to be complacent.

ID scanners are also valuable when it comes to compliance checks with the State Liquor & Cannabis Board. ID scanning applications such as VeriScan or WizzForms will time stamp an ID scan and displays the age of the buyer should the board ever ask for proof that adequate effort was made to verify a buyer’s age.

Automating Restricted/Limited Access Visitor Processing

According to Rule M233 of Colorado’s Medical Code for dispensaries, those not licensed to be in certain areas of a dispensary are required to wear a badge which then must be submitted to the state. Visitors in a restricted access or limited access area are required to wear such badges. ID scanning solutions such as this one, can be paired with a simple badge printer such as the Dymo 450 to print badges upon the scan of the ID with the information required by the state.

Whether as a dispensary you want to streamline your customer processing or ensure compliance, ID scanning will make a positive impact on your bottom line.

Keeping Your Casino Operations at the Top of Their Game:

Overview:

Running a casino takes more than having enough poker chips and slot machines. As a casino operator, if you want your business to grow, you have a responsibility to keep patrons happy and to ensure compliance when it comes to preventing underage or banned patrons from entry. Your casino’s bottom line will suffer if you are fined or unable to provide a pleasant experience to your customers. In this article, casino operators will learn how ID scanning will keep their operations at the top of their game.

What You Need to Know:

  1. Loyalty Enrollment: ID scanning brings automation to loyalty enrollment. With proper hardware such as 3M’s AT9000 & autofill software such as IDScan.net’s WizzForms, you will have loyalty customers enrolled in less than 1 second! How it works: When your staff scans the patron’s ID, the ID scanning solution inputs its information directly into your loyalty enrollment database. What this does for your casino: The automated loyalty enrollment provides a better customer experience as they spend less time waiting and more time playing. In addition, you receive 100% accurate data and eliminate all typos and keystroke errors. Did we mention IDScan.net’s solutions are IGT certified and compatible with ALL casino platforms? If you have not yet automated your loyalty enrollment, then you are hurting your bottom line.
  2. Automated Data Collection: Whether your casino’s marketing department wants to collect information for a specific event or generally enhance their marketing efforts, it is vital that they have proper data. This data will inform your marketing efforts. With applications such as VeriScan Online, you will be able to run various demographic reports such as zip code reports to see which areas your patrons are coming from and which areas require more targeted marketing efforts.
  3.  Security: As the need for heightened security increases, so should your casino’s security efforts. Scanning an ID with software such as VeriScan will reduce the use of fake IDs. VeriScan compares the barcode formatting of the ID with that of the government-issued formatting, and if there is a discrepancy, security personnel will receive an error notification. While no software can detect 100% of fake IDs, VeriScan will help reduce their use. For higher level identity vetting, IDScan.net has the ability to tie the ID into various government databases including OFAC or others that provide various forms of authentication such as address identity authentication. Having patron information on file is crucial if a guest were to commit a crime while at the casino or within a close time frame of visiting one. VeriScan allows you to filter visitor logs by date and time. It also gives casino operators the ability to search for a person by their name or ID number. These logs can easily be exported and shared with law enforcement. In addition to ID authentication, VeriScan has the ability to group patrons. If someone who has been banned tries to return to the casino, once their ID is scanned, casino security staff will receive a “Banned” notification.
  4. Reduced Fraud: With the use of image capture scanners and a computer camera, casino operators can reduce fraud. The VeriScan software will automatically capture an image of a casino patron and tie it to the scanned ID which is time stamped. The ID scanning hardware can also capture an image of the ID. This reduces fraud if a patron ever claims that they were not in the casino when they in fact were.
  5. Age Verification: ID scanning is necessary when it comes to age verification. People are prone to error and manually verifying age is time consuming. VeriScan displays the visitor’s age on the screen, and if the patron is of age, a green box will be displayed around the age. Conversely, if the patron is underage, red will surround the age number displayed. If the ID is expired, VeriScan will also issue a notification. This helps increase efficiency and reduces fines associated with underage patrons.

IDScan.net will help your casino operate at its highest level. Learn more about IDScan.net’s gaming solutions, here or call one of our specialists, at 888-430-8936!

3 Ways ID Scanning is Crucial to Operations in the Financial Industry

Operating a successful financial institution, whether it is a bank or a credit union, takes more than crunching numbers. As the manager, you have a responsibility to ensure that your day to day operations are running as efficiently as possible while ensuring security and a positive customer experience. Customers don’t want to open an account where it will take forever to sign them up and financial institutions don’t want fraudsters depleting their profits. Below you will learn how ID scanning will help with all of these issues.

  1. Fraud Prevention:
    • Scanners with UV technology help detect IDs with fake holograms.
    • Software like WizzForms have an ID validation component in which users receive an error notification if the ID formatting is different than that of the government issued ID’s.
    • Higher level authentication vetting is available. Companies like IDScan.net that have partnerships with corporations such as Transunion can provide higher level identity vetting with their background checks. This includes running the ID against government watch lists such as OFAC as well as many others.
  2. New Account Automation
    • Scan ID & collect customer information in less than 1 second.
    • Populate ID information directly into your customer database.
    • 100% accurate data capture.
  3. Solutions for Every Environment
    • Mobile and laptop/desktop solutions available.
    • ID scanning SDK is available to use with existing financial applications.
    • Out-of-the-box solutions available.