Is the entrance to your haunt cloaked in shadowy darkness? Do you scan tickets in blackout conditions?
A super dark entrance can help set the tone for a spooky experience for your guests, but it presents some challenges for your team members scanning tickets at the door.
To meet the unique needs of haunts who scan in the dark, we are excited to introduce 2D Barcode Scanners (aka red light scanners).
HauntPay’s new handheld scanners are lightweight and fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. They’re ideal for scanning in low light conditions like a nighttime haunt and have enough battery power to last through an entire scare shift.
Here’s how they work:
Before you start scanning, you want to make sure you have the Passage Manager app downloaded on your device (it’s free to download in the iTunes and Google Play stores) and that you are logged into the app, just like you normally would for ticket scanning.
NOTE: The Redlight Barcode scanners ONLY work with the iOS version of the Passage Manager App right now. Android support is coming soon!
You’ll connect your scanner (we use reliable, lightweight Socket Mobile scanners like this or this) via Bluetooth to the mobile device you use for scanning.
If you choose, you can also add a DuraCase (also by Socket Mobile) to your package. This case will fit over your mobile device and packages everything together nicely. You can charge your device with the case right on it!
The case’s rubberized material also increases the drop protection and durability of your device. They are compatible with Android and iOS devices (just make sure you purchase the one made for your device).
To scan a ticket, place the Socket Mobile scanner over the barcode and press the black button on the top of the scanner.
You’ll see a red light shine over the barcode and your scanner will beep to let you know the scan is complete. It happens almost instantly. They are super fast.
Depending on the model of scanner you choose, there will be different auditory and/or visual cues on the scanner itself. For example, if the ticket is valid, you’ll see a green light appear on the top of your scanner. You’ll hear a different beep depending on whether the ticket is valid or invalid.
You can also view the ticket information on your device screen, which is tethered to your scanner.
And that’s it! The red light scanners will keep your admission line moving smoothly all night, even in absolute darkness.
Want to request red light scanners for your haunt? Give us a call at 877.339.FEAR or email email@example.com.