Bar and club operators, if you are not taking advantage of the benefits of ID scanning, you are hurting your bottom line. ID scanning is not just about age verification and identifying fake IDs. Below are 3 reasons why ID scanning will increase your bottom line and boost your operations in the process.
Collect Valuable Demographic Information: With applications like VeriScan Online, bar & club managers & owners can gain valuable insight into their patrons. What zip code are the majority of the patrons coming from? What is the average age of a customer that comes in on Tuesdays at 7 pm? VeriScan Online’s reports section gives you the answers to these questions and more. This demographic data is easily accessible and is the difference between having an average bottom line versus a spectacular one.
Reduce Patron Wait Time: ID scanning automates the age verification process and makes it much easier to identify fake IDs. This takes a lot of burden off of your staff, and it will keep the lines moving, meaning more money that patrons will spend at your establishment. In addition, your bottom line is protected when you don’t receive fines due to your bouncer accidentally letting in a minor after manually checking 100s or 1000s of IDs.
Easily Identify VIP & Banned Patrons: Do you want to receive a text or email notification of a VIP’s arrival or do you want your bouncer to be aware of when they arrive? Providing excellent service and paying extra attention to your VIP patrons will keep them coming back and will increase your bottom line. If your bouncer didn’t recognize the woman that spent $5,000 on bottle service or the guy that bought a whole round of drinks for the bar after that winning touch down, your bottom line could be negatively impacted. Keep these kinds of clients happy as soon as they walk in the door. Conversely, if you want your bouncer to be alerted that a banned patron is trying to enter, they will receive a “Banned” notification as soon as the ID is scanned.
IDScan.net’s VeriScan Online and other solutions will help your operations soar and increase your bottom line! Learn more about IDScan.net’s nightclub and bar solutions, here or call one of our specialists, at 888-430-8936!
As a bar owner, you want an ID scanner that is durable and reliable. That is why IDScan.net has released the VS PA720. You are probably familiar with its predecessor, the VS PA700. The VS PA720 has the same great rugged features as its older model but a much faster scanning engine. This solution scans an ID in less than 1 second. This solution is what you have been looking for! Below are some of its benefits and features.
- Scans all U.S. and Canadian IDs
- Ability to scan passports with the camera feature as well as all other MRZ documents
- Capture patron information in less than 1 second
- Group patrons such as VIP & Banned
- Receive multi-scan alert notifications
- Verify age
- Battery lasts for 9 hours with straight scans
- Durable, made of gorilla glass and can withstand 1.2M drop
- Comes ready to use out-of-the-box
If you are looking for a more robust visitor management tool, then we recommend adding our cloud application, VeriScan Online. VeriScan Online will enable you to do the following:
- Set and monitor bar capacity
- Collect valuable demographic information such as average age, gender split, repeat customers, etc.
- Access scanned data remotely
- Run visitor reports and filter by date and time, group and more
- Have patrons electronically sign a membership agreement
- Share alert lists between multiple locations
- The VS PA720 paired with our VeriScan Online Enterprise is authorized by the North Carolina ABC
Whether you need to simply verify age or want to ramp up your marketing efforts the VS PA720 will not disappoint!
Bar owners are increasing their due diligence in terms of checking ID’s. More and more bars now use ID scanners to detect fake IDs. This is so important as the increase in underage drinking has caused more tragedies as a result. According to CNN.com, 4300 deaths annually are caused by underage drinking.
While bouncers check ID’s at the door, an important second step is often missed-checking the ID at the bar. Bar tenders often get busy or assume that because an ID has been checked at the door, they do not have to check it. This is not the case. Bar tenders, not just bar owners, are liable for serving minors.
Make sure you protect your employees, guests and your business. Check patron IDs at point of entry and the bar. To ensure the IDs are valid, use an ID scanner. In the unlikely event that an extremely good fake goes undetected, ID scanners will stand up in court, saving you liability and money in fines. They also save time, your employees don’t have to second guess themselves or waste time squinting to read the information on the ID; the scanner will do that for you.
To purchase an ID scanner, , or to learn more about ID scanning, visit idscan.net.
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When people go out for the night, they want to have a fun and safe experience. It is important to find a way to provide this experience to your customers by keeping troublemakers off of your premises. What’s the best way to keep the troublemakers out? Here are 5 tips:
1. Ensure their ID is valid
Checking an ID to ensure that it is real and not expired is extremely important to protect yourself from liability and ensuring your premises is safe. We recommend using an ID scanner (check out our mobile app VeriScan or VeriScan Online) or hiring a professional to train your employees on how to spot a fake ID. ID formats are constantly changing, so it’s important to stay up to date.
2. Reward the Good, Punish the Bad
Loyalty cards and other incentives can be very persuasive in determining a patron’s behavior. By creating a strong loyalty program where you reward the good and punish the bad can greatly persuade customers to be on their best behavior. To ensure this is successful, it is important to advertise your loyalty program to customers to make them aware of your VIP and Banned lists.
3. If you kick them out, make sure they stay out
There’s no such thing as a one-time offender. Many of the club-goers who get kicked out tend to come back and cause more trouble. If you ban them from your establishment, make sure you keep them out and don’t allow them to sneak in when a different bouncer is on duty. Most modern ID scanners have this capability and will allow you to record incident details.
4. Talk with your fellow club owners
Many troublemakers will get kicked out of one club and simply move onto the next one. If you talk with your fellow club owners or share a list of banned patrons with each other, you can better protect your club and make the night more enjoyable for your customers.
5. Let them know you’re watching
It is important to make customers aware that you know who they are. Placing cameras where customers can see them will let them know you’re being vigilant to keep your club safe.
About IDScan.net: IDScan.net provides ID scanning solutions that read driver’s licenses, military IDs, and other state IDs for access control, automatic data capture, and age verification. They have 10+ years of experience in the ID scanning industry and pioneered ID scanning for mobile apps. Some of their clients include Sapphire Club in Las Vegas, Caesar’s Entertainment, Molson Coors, Hooters, and Borgata Casinos.