In order to track presence and automatically use day passes you can have your members check in to Cobot using RFID or swipe cards.

In addition to our wifi based check-in we now offer RFID card based check-ins. You get the same benefits but with cards instead of laptops.

All you need is a PC, a USB card reader and the following Cobot apps:

USB reader

The card reader must be able to act as a keyboard. Most USB readers do that out of the box, for example this one or this one.

You need to connect the USB reader to a PC (anything that can run a browser will do, can be your 5-year-old laptop) and position it near the entrance of your space.

Registers cards

Every member gets a card/fob that they have to swipe when they come into the space. Before a card can be used you have to register it with Cobot here.

This process assigns a card to a member so that later when the card is used Cobot knows which member is checking in.

Swipe cards

In order to check in a member they have to swipe the card registered in the previous step.

On the PC with the card reader open the Check-In app and follow the instructions.

Now when a member swipes their card they are checked in and a day pass is used (if applicable).