RFID/swipe card check-in

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

In addition to our Wi-Fi-based check-in, we now offer RFID card-based check-ins, which offers the same benefits but with cards instead of laptops.

All you need is a PC, a USB card reader and two Cobot add-ons: Registers cards and Swipe cards.

USB card 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, even 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.

Token

This process assigns a card to a member so that later, when the card is used, Cobot recognizes 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 add-on and follow the instructions.

Check In

Now when a member swipes their card, they are checked in and a day pass is deducted from their account (if applicable). Swiping again will check them out.