What is self check in?

Self check-in allows your members to check in and out of an event to receive credit using one of the following means:

  • Beacon verification (recommended)
    • Verifies the location of the member by using Bluetooth beacons to communicate with their smart phone
  • GPS verification
    • Verifies the location of the member by using the GPS in the member's smart phone
  • Check in codeĀ 
    • Uses a code to verify the member
  • Manually
    • An administrator can manually check in/out a volunteer

What are Bluetooth beacons?

Bluetooth Beacons are small devices that transmit a code that a phone can read. These devices are safe and secure. They cannot directly talk to the Internet and their only function is transmitting the signal that can then be read by a nearby phone. They also work incredibly well in buildings, where GPS can often times fail.


How much are Bluetooth beacons?

You can purchase Bluetooth beacons from estimote.com at a price of approximately $60 for 3 beacons. Although other beacons are available and may work, we have tested exclusively with estimote beacons.