ID Scanning goes well beyond age verification. It helps businesses in a variety of industries increase productivity, automate data capture, streamline visitor management and optimize operational efficiency. The hospitality industry is no exception. ID scanning automates guest check-in; this not only increases efficiency but provides a better experience for hotel guests. Below, you will learn how this process works and the best solutions for small/mid-sized operations as well as larger chains.
With technology from a company like IDScan.net, hotel operators scan a guest’s ID and collects their information in less than 1 second. The information that the scan collects is up to the hotel operator. Once you determine what information you want collected, after the ID is scanned, IDScan.net’s software populates it directly into your PMS. There are a few different scanning options in terms of software depending on whether the hotel is a large or small operation.
Larger Hotels. If you are part of a large hotel operation and have your own application, then an ID scanning SDK such as that from IDScan.net would be your best option. The SDK will give you the ability to have the ID scanning component built directly into your own application. This way you can continue to use your application without any additional steps.
Smaller & Mid-size Hotels. If you are a somewhat smaller hotel, then the ID scanning solution-WizzForms Plus M280 would be your best option. WizzForms Plus is an app that is essentially a keystroke emulator. It will populate your PMS according to the profile you create which tells the app where to input what. In addition, it captures images of the ID and credit card so you can link said items to the ID scan and search for them later if necessary. This is great when it comes to fighting chargebacks.
Regardless as to whether you are part of a large chain or a boutique hotel, providing a positive guest experience and operating at your highest level are invaluable assets. To learn more about IDScan.net’s hospitality solutions click here.
5 Things Firearm Retailers Must Know about ID Scanning to Streamline Operations and Increase Safety
Automate Data Entry on Form 4473. Applications like IDScan.net’s WizzForms, will populate Form 4473 in less than 1 second with the information stored on the buyer’s ID. Rather than sit there and manually type out the information, the WizzForms software will do it for you. This will not only save retailers time but will ensure that they have 100% accurate data capture.
Use with Your Firearms Platform. You can populate your firearms platform with a customer’s information whether you are issuing them a permit or disposing of a firearm.
Eliminate Paperwork. ID scanning will allow you to eliminate paperwork so you can increase your operational efficiency and get organized. Software like IDScan.net’s VeriScan Plus will easily streamline your operations. VeriScan Plus collects the information from a customer’s ID in less than 1 second and stores all data collected which can then be easily accessed at any time, be it for demographic analysis or sharing information with law enforcement. Retailers have the option of grouping customers such as “Gold Customer” or “Banned.” It also has the capability to enable fingerprint technology so once the fingerprint is captured, a customer can scan their fingerprint without having to take out their ID.
Enable Higher Level Identity Authentication. ID scanning enables retailers to reduce fraud and minimize liability. Certain ID scanning hardware will detect fake holograms with UV technology. ID scanning applications such as WizzForms and VeriScan Plus will provide an error message if the formatting of the ID does not match that of government issued IDs. For further authentication, some retailers utilize watch lists by running IDs against said lists.
Existing Applications. If you have your own application, IDScan.net’s ID scanning SDK will work with it. The ID scanning SDK will allow you to capture customer ID information with your application. We have SDK’s available for single licenses as well as for large scale deployments.
Law Enforcement: Beyond Protection
As a member of law enforcement, you have a responsibility greater than most. Not only do you have to ensure safety, you are also charged with the task of capturing and recording relevant data. This is where 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 in less than 1 second. This information can be populated directly into your law enforcement platform or act as a database from which you can run reports, capture an electronic signature and more. Below are 5 ways in which you can use ID scanning to automate the admin work which is required in the field.
- After an accident to collect driver’s information and statement
- At a DUI checkpoint to automate the collection of driver information
- When pulling a driver over to capture their driver license information
- In the field when conducting a field study to collect citizen information
- When reading Miranda rights to have citizen acknowledge the reading with an electronic signature agreement
IDScan.net can help eliminate paperwork and minimize the time you have to spend collecting and recording data so you can focus on your most important duties at hand. Learn more about IDScan.net’s law enforcement solutions here or call one of our specialists at 888-430-8936!
See how our mobile technology assisted the Sacramento Police Department Metro DUI Enforcement Team here.