7.8 Security & Patrol: Checkpoint Creation - NFC and Bar Code

Updated Oct 06, 2020

Checkpoints can be created at a Zone or Site level. You can do so either from the Checkpoints menu or on the Tour Routes page.

Before setting up bar code checkpoints, please make sure the bar code alternative option is active at the site.

  1. Click the "Security and Patrol" tab.
  2. Select On Site Features from the left menu.
  3. Activate the Barcode Tour Alternative option.

To create the checkpoints:

  1. Select the Security & Patrol tab.
  2. Click the Create Checkpoint button.

The Creation window will appear.

Fill out the fields to create the checkpoint.

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Checkpoint Name: Enter the name/description of the checkpoint.

Special Instructions: Any special instructions you enter here will be visible on the mobile device.

Can Be Scanned By: Select who can scan the checkpoint. The default is all allowing for easy transfer of employees should there be a need for one officer to cover for another. Located At: Once site locations have been created, you can reference the checkpoint to a specific location or area of the property. This allows for tour exceptions to be tracked through the incident analytics. 

Checkpoint Monitoring Options:

There are three options provided:

  • Request a scan on a regular interval, a set time between scans can be specified. 
  • Checkpoint is part of a tour, checkpoint will be assigned to a tour and the settings specified in the tour will be used.
  • Do not monitor. Can be scanned randomly.

Extra Scan Options: Set to “Log Only” by default. This will create a checkpoint log entry each time it is scanned. By utilizing the Extra Scan Options, you can provide or collect information every time the checkpoint is scanned. These options are listed below:

  • Display a message: Enter text instructions or a message that will display on the device after a simple beep when the user scans the checkpoint.
  • Open a report form: Choose from the list of report forms. When the guard scans the checkpoint, the guard will be prompted to fill out the form.
  • Exception Verification - Validate Range: Request a numerical response from the user. Identify the floor and ceiling values for an acceptable response. Any value provided outside of that range will create an exception ticket.
  • Exception Verification - Yes/No Question. (No is an Exception): Ask the guard a yes or no question. If the guard provides "No" as a response, an exception ticket will be created.
    • Exception Verification - Yes/No Question: (Yes is an Exception): Ask the guard a yes or no question. If the guard provides "Yes" as a response, an exception ticket will be created.
    • Exception Multi-Questions
      • Exception Verification - Validate Range: Request a numerical response from the user. Identify the floor and ceiling values for an acceptable response. Any value provided outside of that range will create an exception ticket.
      • Exception Verification - Yes/No Question (No is an Exception): Ask the guard a yes or no question. If the guard provides "No" as a response, an exception ticket will be created.
      • Exception Verification - Yes/No Question (Yes is an Exception): Ask the guard a yes or no question. If the guard provides "Yes" as a response, an exception ticket will be created.
      • Text Field: A text box that a user can input text for the checkpoint.
      • Signature Field: A touch screen where the user can input a signature.
      • Picture: Will prompt the user to take a standard picture.
      • High Quality Picture: Will prompt the user to take a high-quality picture.
      • Required: Make the checkpoint option a required field.
  • (Optional) Barcode ID: If you are utilizing barcodes as checkpoints, enter the bar code number in this field to track this checkpoint.
  • GPS Scan: Required Accuracy: If GPS is being utilized at the site, you may require the guards to use a GPS location as a checkpoint. Enter the maximum distance (in feet) of accuracy that you will allow to be used to create a checkpoint log in this specified area. See section below for additional information.
  •  Allow Manual scanning: This option allows guards to indicate a checkpoint hit without scanning.
  • No:  Will not allow the user to do a manual scan.
  • Yes: Will allow the user to do a manual scan.
  • Yes, with a reason: Will allow the user to do a manual scan, and the mobile device will prompt the user to select the reason why they needed to perform a manual scan.
    • Checkpoint cannot be accessed
    • Checkpoint is damaged
    • Checkpoint is missing

Please see this article for information on additional options for GPS checkpoints.

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