Quantifying Attendance.

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Quantifying Attendance

Even though the unavailability of information in the public domain limited our research findings, we were able to find products/companies that offer access control and attendance tracking at events. CodeREADr and Attendance Counter are two examples of access control and attendance tracking solutions offered by U.S.-based companies. Our research strategies and findings follow in the sections below.

METHODOLOGY

Through our exhaustive research process, we were only able to find two products/companies that offer motion-tracking, and access-control systems for headcounts for the purpose of quantifying attendance at events. As for our other findings, we identified other products/companies that offer event attendance headcount tracking only without the aspect of event attendance quantification. The other items of the research criteria went unaddressed because of absence of information in the public domain. A detailed look at our research strategies follows below.

We started research by looking for relevant information on products/companies that offer motion-tracking, access-control, drones for headcounts to quantify attendance at events, and geospatial heatmaps showing population distribution over time in sources that included Venture Radar, Crunchbase, Dronezon, and DroneGuru. Additional sources that we used in our first strategy included market research and industry research reports such as Drones: Reporting for Work — Goldman Sachs, 2018 Commercial Drone Industry Trends Report, 3D Motion Capture Market, and Global 3D Motion Capture System Market Research Report. Our aim was to find a list of products/companies in the public domain that met the research requirements. However, after an exhaustive search we determined that these sources only contained information on access-control and drones systems that are used for environmental studies and other general aspects. Information that was relevant to the research criteria was unavailable with this strategy.

Next, we focused our search on articles and blogs by looking at the latest technologies that can be used to quantify attendance at events and potentially deliver a geospatial heatmap showing population distribution over time. With this strategy, we looked through sources such as PRNewswire, ABC News, Gizmodo, Motion Capture News, and Business Insider. These sources mentioned the leading brands of drones and motion-tracking devices with their features and details. Further, we looked for companies specific to California, but we did not get any relevant results. Later, we broadened our research and looked for sources that were specific to the United States, but again, we were unable to find any products/companies that fit the research criteria.

As our initial research strategies failed to provide any relevant products/companies, we looked through third-party product review and rating sources that included Google Play, G2Crowd, and Capterra. We limited the focus of our research to technological products that are specific to motion-tracking, access-control, and drone technologies. Using this strategy, we found two relevant companies that offer the required products i.e. codeREADr and Attendance Counter. However, these two companies are U.S.-based, but they are not located in California as specified by the research criteria. As an in-depth analysis of publicly available resources did not yield relevant California0-based companies, we decided to include the above mentioned companies and provide detailed information on them. We then tried to look for similar/competitor companies information via Hoovers, Owler, and other sources. Our thinking was that we could find similar companies using this strategy, but unfortunately we did not find any relevant products/companies using this strategy.

Consequently, we were only able to find the two U.S.-based companies that develop access-control systems which are used to quantify attendance at events. Three more companies that develop an access-control system to track attendance were also found. However, our research process through the strategies detailed above could not provide three more companies that offer motion-tracking, access-control, drones for headcounts that can be used to quantify attendance at events, and products that deliver a geospatial heatmap showing population distribution over time. We attributed the lack of information on relevant products/companies to the fact that companies in this industry are mainly involved in the production of access-control systems that are used for tracking purposes in events.

COMPANIES/PRODUCTS USED TO QUANTIFY ATTENDANCE

1. CODEREADR

WEBSITE LINK

CodeREADr's official websites can be accessed here.

DESCRIPTION

CodeREADr, an access control system developed by Skycore is used for headcounts at a place of business, an event, a school, and a disaster site. The company has expanded its core technology to apply to "event access control, asset tracking, inventory control, shipping and receiving, attendance, facility access control, facility management, security tracking, and many other use cases."

PRICING

As per codeREADr's website, billing and pricing inquiries should be directed to bizdev@codeREADr.com. However, Capterra, a website that helps businesses find software solutions lists codeREADr starting pricing as $9.99/month.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 397 Moody Street, #202, Waltham, MA 02453, USA.
​Email: info@codereadr.com.

REVIEWS

  • Positive Reviews

Rawen Q, a codeREADr user on Capterra: “Best experience ever, I am very happy with using code reader. It has helped our operations a lot since is it very easy to use and you can use it everywhere online or offline.”

Cole G, a codeREADr user on Capterra: "The software is very flexible, and can do whatever you need it to do. We use it for testing RFID cards and other hardware. But my company also recommends it to people looking to do attendance tracking.

Mike Kholmanskikh, a user on Google Play Store: “This app is simply awesome! Using it for work, for the trade shows, and for myself when need to easily scan the codes and collect data. Love it”

  • Negative Reviews

Cole G, a codeREADr user on Capterra: “I would like it if they would sell a development package as well. A flat rate people could pay to get the database setup any way they like.”

2. ATTENDANCE COUNTER

WEBSITE LINK

Attendance Counter on the Google Play Store is under the David Lindsley Studio account which does not have an official website for the app.

DESCRIPTION

The apps descriptions on Google Play: "Use Attendance Counter to quickly and silently take attendance at any large meeting. A tap of the large green button will add to the running total - a slight vibration feedback gives you positive feedback that each tap was entered. Tap the red button to subtract from the total. When finished, tap the Done button and an email with the total count will be mailed to you."

PRICING

Pricing information was unavailable.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 285 E 1300 North, Mapleton, UT 84664.

REVIEWS

Attendance Counter has a total of five 5 star ratings on the Google Play Store.

The app has one review on Google Play Store by Renzo Loreto who notes that the app is, "very easy."

OTHER PRODUCTS/COMPANIES in ACCESS CONTROL AND ATTENDANCE TRACKING

1. GAO RFID, INC.

​WEBSITE LINK

GAO RFID's official websites can be accessed here.

DESCRIPTION

The company developed an "event attendee activity tracking for event managers and conference center operators to provide attendee tracking information to their sponsors and customer."

PRICING

Pricing information is not available.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 1-289-660-5590.
Toll-Free: 1-877-585-9555.

REVIEWS

As mentioned on the company's website, GAO RFID is a world leader in RFID products, systems and solutions and the company has earned itself the reputation of being a professional and reliable company. Market reports have termed GAO RFID as a "top RFID Manufacturer and leading global vendor."

2. SCANTRAKK​

WEBSITE LINK

Scantrakk's official websites can be accessed here.

DESCRIPTION

Scantrakk is an attendance tracking software system which was designed for small to large events and is available at a low price-point. The system is used for various types of events including "continuing education sessions (CEU), meetings and conferences, trade shows, sporting events, schools or educational events, and religious and church events."

PRICING

The company charges:


CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 1333 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 315 San Diego, CA 92108.
Toll-Free: 877-782-4734.
Outside the U.S.: 619-684-4375.

REVIEWS

On the company's Facebook page, ScanTrakk has been given a rating of 5 out of 5.

3. LEADCAPTURE

WEBSITE LINK

LeadCapture's official websites can be accessed here.

DESCRIPTION

LeadCapture, is an access control device that is used to track exhibitors and attendees at the event such as trade shows and conferences. LeadCapture helps exhibitors to track who they met with and follow up on new opportunities.

PRICING

LeadCapture has not provided pricing information on its website. However, pricing inquiries can be made directly by contacting the company.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 1765 Greensboro Station Place, 7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA 22102.

REVIEWS

According to a customer on G2Crowd: “The multiple information that can be found through the different fields and the possibility of empowering the user.”

According to another user on G2Crowd: "It was very easy to capture attendees information instead of using the old paper and pen method."
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  • "Since no fixed hardware is required, businesses and schools can now track attendance anywhere at any time – globally and remotely."
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  • "Organizers of small gatherings, as well as larger events, can finally track attendance at a reasonable cost"
  • "Our easy-to-use system is great for any event or gathering, including continuing education sessions (CEU), meetings and conferences, trade shows, sporting events, schools or educational events, religious or church events, and more. "