Front cam activated at scan point for contactless access control

See Tickets tweaked the control app to create a contactless system. (Courtesy See Tickets)

Vivendi-owned See Tickets has developed contactless access control technology to provide event organizers with a way to manage entry now that restrictions are slowly lifting but distancing orders remain in place.

The tool uses a standalone scanning point that requires no contact from staff or customers and triggers instant and clear results. Event staff can view these results from a safe distance.

A rep for the company, based in Nottingham, England, explained the system to VenuesNow: “Previously the app used the rear camera only, whereas event organizers can now use the front facing camera with barcodes positioned in a way that both the customer and staff can see results clearly. We have made the scan results easier to read from a distance, so supervisors can clearly see any failed scans.

“We have also adapted the system so it’s possible to keep the camera locked on the scan page. This ensures after scanning each ticket (that) the scanner resets immediately for the next barcode. Yes, the existing access control app did have some of this functionality already, and we have tweaked the system so that it can be used in a contactless manner.”

See Tickets CEO Rob Wilmshurst said in a statement: “Like our clients, See are adapting to the challenges in the market and looking at safe ways to operate going forward. We’re already well equipped to build features like time-slot entry to limit event capacity and our ‘zero contact’ access control solution will complement this.”

An upgrade to the See Tickets access control app will give professionals the ability to increase the range from which their device can scan tickets, when used safely with a stand, which should be interesting for smaller venues and promoters.

See Ticket clients include SJM Concerts, Glastonbury Festival, Houses of Parliament, Society of London Theatre, Raymond Gubbay and Media 10.