Almost everything we do today is done through our mobile devices. We live in a ‘mobile-first’ world, there’s no getting around it.With one ‘tap’ on our mobile device, we can share things on social media, communicate with friends and colleagues, check our bank balance and listen to our favourite songs, to name a few. A similar trend is now emerging with access control.
QR code technology has opened the doors (excuse the pun) to a new world of fast, secure access control for health and fitness clubs, that only requires one ‘tap’ on a mobile device and delivers a convenient user-experience which aligns with the ‘mobile-first’ preferences of today’s society. It also just so happens to be extremely cost effective.
If you haven’t yet considered swapping traditional plastic cards and fobs with mobile QR code technology to manage your clubs access control, here are a few good reasons to consider:
Cost-effective and sustainable
Having a mobile app based QR solution for access control will reduce your costs of purchasing, handling, printing, distributing and disposing of physical cards or fobs, and have a positive impact on the environment and carbon emissions.
People rarely forget their mobile phones and do not give them away as easily as cards or fobs, making it a very secure solution. On top of that, depending on the provider, QR codes are encrypted. Again, depending on the provider, you can also set the code to expire after a certain time once the QR code is generated, say after 25 seconds. This allows enough time for the user to gain entry to your club, but not enough time for them to pass their phone to someone else to also gain access, or screen shot it and send it to a friend. This feature eliminates the risk of multi person usage, and non-members using your facilities for free.
Enhances the Member Experience
Mobile based QR Code access control systems are simple for your members to use, as well as being highly reliable. You members carry their mobile devices with them everywhere, so it’s unlikely they will forget it as much as a card or a fob. The ‘one tap’ simplicity means your members can gain access quickly and securely, preventing queues and hold ups that eat into their workout time.
Depending on the provider, Mobile QR Code access control solutions are highly reliable as they can work offline, so if there is an issue with internet connection or mobile data, your member can still gain access to your club.
Ready to take the leap?
The ClubWise Club Management System comes with fully integrated QR Code Access Control Software, which members can use via the FitSense Member App. Our secure QR Code technology offers a truly interactive check in experience for your members, one that lets your members know you care about and are aware of their visits.
The Clubwise QR Code Access Control Solution includes a time limit, so once the member has tapped Check In, the QR code will expire (for example) after 25 seconds, providing enhanced security.
Our solution also works offline, so in the event of failed internet connection or no mobile data, your members are still able to gain access to your fitness club, making it a highly reliable and effective solution.
After successfully gaining entry to your club, your member is greeted with their goal they have set for their number of visits for the month and how close they are to achieving that, which helps to keep your member motivated and engaged with your club.
Our QR code access control solution for fitness clubs is fully integrated with the ClubWise membership management system, so you have full visibility of visit data and control of who enters your club, including denying access to members in arrears or on freeze.