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5 Types of Events that Can Benefit from Using Barcode Scanners

If you manage an event with on-line and on-site ticket sales and registration you know this can be complex task, particularly if you have restricted access to your event or track attendance across multiple activities or break out sessions. Barcode scanners can be a valuable tool to manage entry and track attendance at your event.


Using Barcode Scanners At Your Event

Using barcode scanners at an event
Barcode scanners help manage entry to your event

The internet has made online ticket sales and online event registration ubiquitous. This results in several different ticket formats including;

  • Printed tickets (traditional).

  • Print at home tickets.

  • E-ticket QR codes on smart phones.

  • On site tickets sales and registration for the event.

This means you need a way of validating multiple types of tickets from various systems in real time in order to allow registered attendees entry into your event.

Scan QR code ticket on smartphone
Smart phone QR code tickets

On one hand, you don’t want to limit the options that are available to your customers, but on the other you need to have a way to ensure that all tickets presented at the door are legitimate.


In addition, some events require all attendees to check in at registration at the event to issue an attendee name badge for the event. In this situation a confirmation code needs to be quickly checked at registration and exchanged for the attendee's name badge.


This is where using barcodes and ticket QR codes can help you manage entry and attendance at your event. Live ticket validation allows for ticket bar codes to be scanned by a small handheld device to ensure its authenticity, no matter which type of ticket the customer uses. There are many different types of events that could benefit from live ticket validation.


1. Conferences and Trade Shows

Event barcode name badge
Barcode Name Badge

Live music events are some of the most popular types of events that use live ticket validation. Usually concert venues are dealing with large crowds and are often a victim of ticket fraud. Having a validation system in place will help to cut back on fraudulent tickets and help your organization to keep better statistics on attendance using out inventory features built into the scanners.


2. Corporate Events and Training Seminars


Like concerts, sporting events are often targeted for ticket fraud and deal with large crowds attempting to enter at the same time. In order to streamline the entry process, live ticket validation will help your organization to ensure that only paying customers are allowed into the event.


3. Concerts


Live music events are some of the most popular types of events that use wireless barcode scanners to validate tickets. Usually concert venues are dealing with large crowds and are often a victim of ticket fraud. Having a validation system in place will help to cut back on fraudulent tickets and help your organization to keep better statistics on attendance using out inventory features built into the scanners.


4. Sporting Events


Like concerts, sporting events are often targeted for ticket fraud and deal with large crowds attempting to enter at the same time. In order to streamline the entry process, Wireless barcode ticket scanners to check-in tickets will help your organization to ensure that only paying customers are allowed into the event.


5. Outdoor Festivals

Outdoor festivals typically deal with large crowds that may attempt to enter the festival grounds at various points throughout the day over a number of days. Festivals often also have multiple activates going on at the same time, and each activity may require a separate ticket. Festivals also sell tickets on site. It is important to bear in mind that internet access at festivals is often poor and it is important to implement a ticket barcode scanning system that does not rely on internet access and has it's own secure wireless network for the wireless barcode scanners on site.


If you would like to use barcode scanners to mange entry and track attendance at your event, please do not hesitate to contact us today to receive your free consultation.