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The Latest and Greatest ID Scanning Solution for Nightclubs & Bars

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!

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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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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.

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.

ID Scanning & The Hospitality Industry: Guest Experience is Crucial

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.

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Firearm Retailers: 5 Things You Must Know

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.

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5 Ways Law Enforcement Can Benefit from ID Scanning

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.

  1. After an accident to collect driver’s information and statement
  2. At a DUI checkpoint to automate the collection of driver information
  3. When pulling a driver over to capture their driver license information
  4. In the field when conducting a field study to collect citizen information
  5. 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.