Combination of QR codes and GPS time-clocking provides tighter means to track time, attendance and activity
myGeoTracking Security App allows users to record time & attendance with a GPS tag. This GPS tagging system is further enhanced with the use of QR Code to provide precise indoors / outdoors attendance verification.
QR codes look like this:
QR is short for Quick Response. They are used to take a piece of information from an external media and put it in to your cell phone using its in-built camera. QR codes are widely used in magazine advertisements, billboard, web pages, t-shirt, bitcoin transactions etc. Once it is read by your phone, it can be translated into information such as website URL, physical location addresses, bitcoin wallet addresses, promo coupons etc. Click here for a full wiki description here.
In the context of mobile workforce management, a QR code can be used to store a geo-coordinate of a building including details such as suite#, floor etc. This level of detail can be valuable in precise placement of the end user in their work environment e.g. A security guard who is on his rounds in building A, floor# 4, suite #402
The operations manager can enter job site addresses in the myGeoTracking portal to create geofences. The manager can then use various web tools to create QR codes with additional specific information about their job sites (e.g. suite # inside a stadium; storefront inside a mall). These QR code printouts can then be laminated (search for lamination pouches on Amazon) and physically attached to the properties.
Once set up, the security personnel can be instructed to run the myGeoTracking app during their daily rounds. The myGeoTracking app will automatically monitor their location. As they enter various parts of the facility, the employee can simply scan the QR to create very precise attendance record. Steps: