Scan a Barcode Checkpoint

Just like NFC tokens, guards can scan barcodes at any time. You can turn the barcode scan feature on or off by going to:

Settings > Barcode Scanner Settings

If you disable the scanning setting, you will be prompted to enter the barcode information manually.


Follow the steps below to scan a barcode.

  1. Tap the checkpoints icon.
  2. Select the Scan a Barcode option.
  3. Position the phone over the barcode.


Note: Like NFC checkpoints, a checkpoint scan notification will appear under the checkpoint. You also have the option to reload settings. When you select this option, the checkpoint list and configurations will refresh. Any new checkpoints you added to the portal will appear in the list.

Zebra™ devices

TrackTik Guard Tour versions 5.13.35 and above support using the integrated barcode scanner on Zebra brand Android devices. Use the dedicated yellow button on the Zebra device to scan checkpoints more quickly, at a greater distance, and in low-light conditions. Scans can be performed as part of patrol tours or on an ad hoc basis while the Guard Tour app runs in the foreground. 

Recommended barcode types:

  • Aztec (alpha quality)
  • pdf417
  • code 39
  • code 128


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