To use the full features of Child Check-in there are some hardware items which you will need to purchase.
Wristbands for each child and a barcode scanner connected to either a tablet, laptop or computer either by wireless Bluetooth or wired connection. If you would like a sample pack of wristbands and a checkin card then please contact us.
Cards for Adults
We recommend using either:
1) Avery Business Cards (which can be purchased from shops such as Staples) and then using Avery's online software to generate and merge the names and barcode numbers from iKnow. You could also just print these onto normal card, and then cut these yourself rather than using Avery Business Cards.
2) Having plastic cards professionally printed with your own branding which are then overlayed with a barcode sticker - these can be purchased from https://www.companycards.co.uk/. Contact us for a sample.
A Bluetooth enabled Windows or Android tablet is best and there are a variety of providers available. iPads can also be used although iOS devices can sometimes prevent the keyboard from working when a scanner is connected. Google Chrome is the best browser to use for Check-in and Check-out when on a tablet device.
Lockable Tablet Holders
These can be purchased from different providers and allow the tablets to be secured to a desk. Please ensure that if you order a holder that they are for the correct size of tablet.
Either laser or CCD scanners can be brought from a range of suppliers. If using a wireless bluetooth scanner then we would recommend that you purchase a scanner that can be turned off and on quickly so that the keyboard can be activated when needed.
These are some of the scanners you might want to consider. Please note that we cannot offer support for these. If you are using a laser scanner then it is the churches responsibility to ensure appropriate training is given on the use of these.