How ID Scanning Helps Improve Nightclub and Bar Operations
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!
Florida legislators have successfully passed House Bill 989 which should help put an end to human trafficking in Florida’s popular adult entertainment industries. The bill calls for the immediate implementation of age verification systems in all Florida gentleman’s clubs, the prohibition of minors from working in adult theaters, and the enhancement of punitive laws against those who receive financial gain from the practice of human trafficking.
COAST or Club Owners Against Sex Trafficking has been working extensively with lawmakers and Homeland Security agents over the past few years, and these new guidelines and policies are the result of collaboration.
If you’d like to read a more in depth summary of the bill, click the link below.