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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.

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IDScan.net Integrates Payment Processing into ID Scanning Apps

IDScan.net has announced that payment processing is now fully integrated into their cloud based ID scanning applications, VeriScan Online and VS Max.


IDScan.net has announced that payment processing is now fully integrated into their cloud based ID scanning applications.

The move, according to Denis Petrov, CEO of IDScan.net, allows businesses to process a credit card payment and automatically capture and link it to the data stored on the purchaser’s ID. It allows two separate actions to be processed as one entry.

“This capability is great news for our customers who can now easily collect payments on the spot while ensuring that they have the valuable customer data that they need,” Petrov said.

“The new payment processing feature will allow all types of organizations to increase their number of transactions as well as revenue.” -Denis Petrov, CEO IDScan.net

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Easily collect payment regardless of location.

This full scope solution benefits any markets that need to take payments and quickly collect customer data through mobile or desktop solutions. This could be for any type of event entry, donation request, marketing purposes for sales trials, etc. The solution is also essential to fighting chargebacks.

With VeriScan Online, it takes less than 1 second to collect the ID information; this automation provides greater efficiency and accuracy for businesses. The applications not only capture ID and payment information, they also capture signature, provide geo coordinates as well as a receipt. The information collected allows organizations and businesses to better understand their donors or customers. With the applications, businesses can generate reports to identify gender, age, and zip code through an online web portal.

The payment processing is now integrated into all versions of the VeriScan Online application. This also includes the newly released VS Max, a cloud based ID scanning app which has similar functionality to VeriScan Online but gives users further customization options which include customizable fields, whether it is for a questionnaire or to more quickly process visitors.

IDScan.net CTO, Andrey Stanovnov, states “The VS Max application has the additional feature of being completely customizable. The added advantage is it allows customers to tailor exactly what information they would like to capture and keep track of said data in a very streamlined way.

“Both the payment processing integration and the release of the VS Max application are exciting initiatives for IDScan.net. The integrated systems are fast and efficient, and they provide a new and improved experience for both businesses and customers,” Stanovnov said.

About IDScan.net
At IDScan.net we help businesses flourish with ID scanning solutions that streamline visitor management, increase security and optimize efficiency. We were the first company to market for mobile ID scanning solutions, and we continue to deliver cutting-edge technology based on our clients’ needs.

IDScan.net’s ID Scanning Technology Impacts Disaster Response

IDScan.net’s ID scanning solutions will be utilized by Virginia Task Force 1 to increase efficiency during deployment.

IDScan.net announced today that Virginia Task Force 1, Fairfax County’s International Urban Search and Rescue team, will adopt their state of the art ID scanning technology.

CEO of IDScan.net, Denis Petrov, said the winning combination of the WizzForms software and the CR100 passport scanner are demonstrating superior results for the group.

“Virginia Task Force 1 requires fast, precise and efficient ID scanning and data collection capabilities because they are in the business of saving lives. It’s paramount that their highly trained personnel deploy on time and that accurate passport information is stored. We know the importance of disaster relief first hand from what we experienced during Katrina,” Petrov said.

“They are using our innovative technology to efficiently scan and validate member passport information. The solution conveniently verifies against the Task Force 1 database quickly and accurately,” he said.

Virginia Task Force 1 has some 200 specially trained career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel specializing in the rescue of victims from collapsed structures following catastrophic events. They are also recognized globally as a premier leader in training for catastrophic event mitigation, readiness, response and recovery techniques.

John Morrison, Virginia Task Force 1’s IT Manager, said the group will use the IDScan.net technology each time they deploy, both domestically and for international disasters.

“Our personnel travel internationally on short notice and each member needs to have a valid passport. IDScan.net’s technology provides a quick and effective way to verify the passport information of our disaster response specialists during member check-in as we deploy,” Mr Morrison said.

“After extensive testing, we can see that the technology certainly will improve the accuracy of our information and this is paramount to our data collection process. The solution is rapid and the information we collect is 100% correct, which is great news for Virginia Task Force 1,” he said.

About Virginia Task Force 1

Established in 1986 as a domestic and international disaster response resource, sponsored by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Virginia Task Force 1 is rostered by approximately 200 specially trained career and volunteer fire and rescue personnel, with expertise in the rescue of victims from collapsed structures, following a natural or man-made catastrophic event. For more news and information on Virginia Task Force 1, please visit http://www.vatf1.org/

About IDscan.net
IDscan.net is the industry leader in ID scanning technology and development of ID scanning software solutions for many of the top companies in the US and Canada. IDscan.net provides a full spectrum of solutions for fraud prevention, access control, automatic data capture, age verification and visitor management. Its innovative history includes being first to market with their iOS and mobile solutions for scanning ID’s. Products offered include a full suite of mobile, tablet, and desktop solutions that are used in a variety of industries, including: casinos, hospitality, retail, financial, grocery, marketing, automotive, security, technology, government and law enforcement sectors. For more news and information on IDscan.net, please visit https://idscan.net.

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Entrata Partners with IDScan.net

Entrata partners with IDScan.net to add ID scanning capabilities to its mobile leasing solution, SiteTablet.


NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) MARCH 31, 2016

Entrata, the multi-family industry’s fastest growing technology provider, has partnered with IDScan.net to bring new and innovative ID scanning capabilities to its SiteTablet mobile leasing solution.

IDScan.net’s ID parsing software development kit enables companies like Entrata to incorporate driver’s license reading and parsing capabilities into its own applications. The state of the art technology does not require Internet connectivity to scan ID’s and it parses the data locally on each device, resulting in much faster processing speeds.

Both companies joined forces in October last year, with positive results coming in this quarter from existing clients.

“The new ID scanning feature is receiving excellent feedback from clients in the multi-family industry,” said Joshua Renberg, product manager, Entrata.

Since releasing the new ID scanning feature, Entrata has seen usage and adoption rates more than double for one of the multi-family’s largest companies using SiteTablet.

The SiteTablet app was originally developed by Entrata to provide a connected mobile solution to the antiquated leasing process of the multi-family industry. In the past, leasing agents relied heavily on paper brochures, printed availability and pricing sheets and paper leases. SiteTablet allows agents to connect directly to their Property Management Software so they have real-time access to all of the information they need to do their job effectively.

“We chose IDScan.net’s software to quickly scan driver’s licenses in an effort to streamline and efficiently capture prospective residents’ information during the leasing process,” said Renberg.“This change to the process is much more efficient in time and reduces errors in transposing details such as name, address and license number.”

“Our Company is pleased to provide innovative ID scanning capabilities to companies like Entrata who are looking for a fast, accurate and efficient method of collecting ID information. We are excited to welcome Entrata as a customer and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with their team,” said IDScan.net’s CEO Denis Petrov. “We’ve been providing the most up to date and cost-effective ID reading technology to the commercial market for over 13 years, and it’s great to see the enhancement it has brought to Entrata’s SiteTablet.”

About IDscan.net
IDscan.net is the industry leader in ID scanning technology and development of ID scanning software solutions for many of the top companies in the US and Canada. IDscan.net provides a full spectrum of solutions for fraud prevention, access control, automatic data capture, age verification and visitor management. Its innovative history includes being first to market with their iOS and mobile solutions for scanning ID’s. Products offered include a full suite of mobile, tablet, and desktop solutions that are used in a variety of industries, including: casinos, hospitality, retail, financial, grocery, marketing, automotive, security, technology, government and law enforcement sectors. For more news and information on IDscan.net, please visit https://idscan.net.

About Entrata
Founded in 2003, Entrata® is the most comprehensive property management software provider with a single-login, open-access Platform as a Service (PaaS) system. Offering a wide variety of online tools including websites, mobile apps, payments, lease signing, accounting, and resident management, the Entrata® platform currently serves more than 20,000 apartment communities nationwide, including 34 of the NMHC Top 50 Largest Managers. Entrata’s open API and superior selection of third-party integrations offer management companies the freedom to choose the technology and software that best fit their needs. For more information, go to http://www.entrata.com.

 

Mobile Technology

Mobile Technology: ID Scanning

Going Mobile:

Mobile devices are becoming the dominant force among consumers and businesses worldwide. According to a study by Coupofy, mobile commerce is growing 300% faster than eCommerce. This growth is not only reflected in commerce but also in company operations.

More and more companies are using mobile devices as their platform of choice. Operations want to access business information and records through a variety of mobile devices including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Many industries benefit from implementing mobile technology. This can range from casinos validating ID’s at any point, oil refineries using ID scanning software to run background checks and sending notification that the visitor has arrived or any company wanting to collect demographic information for marketing purposes.

Now companies can operate from multiple locations enhancing operational convenience and efficiency. This allows employees to communicate with other company staff and interact with customers in real time. For more statistics on mobile incorporation, please click here.

IDScan.net was the first company to implement mobile ID scanning technology in 2009. Our technology has been incorporated by a variety of industries for several different purposes, including security screenings, age verification and visitor management.

To learn more about our solutions, please click here.

VeriScan Online vs5.6

With VeriScan Online vs5.6, users have new features which enhance the visitor management component of the software. The first of which is adding an attachment to a visitor’s file. This tool is advantageous regardless of your company’s field. Some of our clients in the medical industry, use this to upload relevant prescriptions under a patient’s file. To add an attachment, click on Groups, then click on the Customers tab. Lastly, click on the magnifying glass labeled “Details” and then upload the attachment.

The second enhanced feature of vs5.6 is the agreements section. Previously, there was a set format for agreement text. Now, you can customize the fields in the agreement you want your visitor to sign. Do this by clicking on settings and then on agreements. Customize your agreement utilizing the multiple variables now available to you.

Fake IDs

Fake IDs are becoming more and more prevalent. Keeping Identities Safe just released an article about the increase of Chinese ID counterfeiters. It is alarming to think that TSA failed 95% of its tests with undercover agents, allowing such items as bombs and banned weapons to pass through security, in many cases using fake IDs.

In an environment where the world is rife with terrorism and threats, it is important to see how we can protect ourselves by minimizing these threats. As we all know, minors also use fake IDs to purchase alcohol. According to the CDC, each year alcohol kills over 4,300 people under the age of 21. As the quality of fake IDs improves, it is important that our means of combating them exceeds these improvements. Specialized training of law enforcement officials, in combination with ID scanning technology can save money and lives. See how we can benefit your company by going to idscan.net.

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5 Steps to ID Verification Compliance

At IDScan.net we take pride in being a one stop source for bars and nightclubs ID verification and scanning needs.  If asking yourself, “Is my ID verification process cutting it?” take note of these 5 steps to ensure that it is.

1.   Contact your state’s regulatory body for guidelines and advice.

In Louisiana we have Alcohol and Tobacco Control.  In Mississippi there is Alcoholic Beverage Control.  These administrative bodies serve the same purpose but have different policies and preferences on how to follow  alcohol and tobacco regulations.  By contacting your state’s policy enforcing group, you ensure that you have the most relevant guidelines and information to help you stay in compliance.

Familiarize yourself and your staff with both federal and state policies towards alcohol and tobacco sales.  Is there a minimum age a client must look to avoid being ID’d?  How do you verify the authenticity of the ID?  Do you need an electronic record of having verified the ID?  How long must you maintain client data proving your customer base was carded and of age?  How do you record underage offenders?  The first step to achieving and maintaining compliance is knowing how to define compliance.

2.    Create specific, achievable practices to follow the regulations and suggestions provided by your regulatory body.

Sit down with your staff and discuss the most effective ways to comply with set alcohol and tobacco sale policies.  How will you deal with invalid ID’s?  What scanners will you implement to verify the authenticity of said IDs?  Where will these scanners be located and who will have training and access to them?  There are more steps to compliance than “look at every ID,” although that is certainly a good place to start.

3.   Find a solution that is both secure and efficient.

While security and effectiveness should be your priority in developing you ID verification system, try to be as efficient as possible.  When your establishment is busy the last thing you want is a cumbersome identification process.   Take the weight off of bartenders and bouncers by implementing an automated electronic system.  Regulations have become stricter, but technology has come a long way since manually inspecting each and every ID.  Take advantage of this and make your verification process as painless as possible.

For a list of recommended scanners and software please see idscan.net/solutions.

4.   Train your staff in best practices for alcohol and tobacco sales.

There are plenty or resources that can be found through regulatory bodies and attorney general offices.

For example the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office released this useful guide that educates managers and staff on best practices for accountability:  http://www.ago.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Guide-to-Prevent-Underage-Alcohol-Tobacco-Sales-to-Minors.pdf

Although Mississippi’s laws and policies may not be identical to your state’s, the information contained is still relevant as it explains important overall policies (e.g. how to calm, handle belligerent customers, how to diffuse tense or heated situations).

5.   Be consistent and thorough.

Don’t fall into bad practices such as assuming someone’s of age because the bar is packed.  Incentivize your staff into checking IDs regularly.  Many managers have had success by implementing a rewards program for the confiscation of fake IDs.

A major pitfall many bars and nightclubs experience is the prevalence of the idea that more customers equal more tips.  This unfortunately translates into underage customers also equal more tips.   Make sure that your staff understands the severity of regulatory punishments.  IT DOES NOT PAY TO SERVE MINORS.  Hold your staff accountable.  Otherwise everyone will pay the price.

If you have any questions about the steps listed above, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We’ve been helping businesses implement and execute ID verification programs for over ten years.  We’ll help you take the steps necessary as well.