Use a Barcode Scanner or Tag

Checking in by scanning barcodes is extremely fast. When you scan a barcode or mobile pass, the whole family will be returned in your search results allowing the whole family check in together.

To use a mobile pass, make sure the Organization Administrator has added a location to the account. You can add as many as ten locations to each pass to help with campuses.

Barcode Scanner Suggestions

Check-Ins works with almost all barcode readers. However, we've done a bit of research to find you the best and cheapest ones that work great with our app.

1D barcode scanners will scan things such as key tags and printed barcodes.

2D barcode scanners will read those as well as QR codes and barcodes from phone applications, like the Mobile Pass.

1D Scanner

This 1D Scanner is a great option for devices that have a USB input.

This 1D Scanner will not read QR codes.

 

2D Scanner

This is our favorite and fastest 2D scanner. It will scan printed labels, key tags, QR codes, and iPhone Passes.

Bluetooth Scanner

Technically any bluetooth scanner should work as long as it connects. However this bluetooth scanner is one of the cheaper ones that is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/7/8/10, Mobile6/Wince, Google Android 4.0 Above, Apple iOS 9, Mac OS-X. In general, it works with a computer, smartphone, tablet, and mobile PDA.

When you plug in a scanner to any device via a cable, the scanner replaces the keyboard, which does not allow you to type with the on-screen keyboard. If you are using a manned station, the keyboard is needed in order to add and search people.

So, we first suggest the bluetooth scanner, as that specific product has a toggle (clicking the trigger switch twice) that allows the iOS keyboard to work while the scanner is on.

However, if you need a hard-wired connected barcode scanner, be sure it can be turned on and off, so you can turn off the scanner when you need the keyboard.

Barcode Tag Suggestions

Use barcodes people already carry on them or order some tags to give out to your people. We've found some great suggestions for you to try!

Existing Barcodes

Many people have existing barcodes such as on their keychains or their driver's license. You can connect any of these barcodes to their account in Check-Ins.

Use Existing Barcodes

Barcodes do not contain any personal data on them as they are just random numbers.

Printed Tags

You can buy a collection of already printed barcode tags.

Buy Printed Labels

Do not use codes that are 4, 7, or 10 digits long so that they do not interfere with any phone numbers. Also, if you know of any other suggestions that might be better, please let us know!

Your Own Keychains

Making your own key barcode tag could be fun so you're able to include your church name and/or logo.

Make Your Own Keychains

Do not use codes that are 4, 7, or 10 digits long so that they do not interfere with any phone numbers. Also, if you know of any other suggestions that might be better, please let us know!

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