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To Consider When Buying an Age Verification Machine

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The Things You Need To Consider When Buying an Age Verification Machine

Nowadays minors can easily get a state-of-the-art fake ID, which makes it difficult to determine with the untrained eye. Because of this concern, there are lots of companies that offer the most effective and most affordable age verification machine. Businesses selling tobacco,liquor, and other age restricted items, that are prohibited to minors

are taking precautions when checking identification cards. Any company caught selling these items to minors could result in penalties which can affect the financial health of their business. Some companies are using an age verification system which is not yet upgraded and may also result to such penalties. To avoid such incident to happen, you

need to know the things that you should consider when purchasing the

age verification machine.


Most companies make use of an ID card scanner in verifying age. Buying the right age verification machine is very important especially with the present technology and ever changing ID formats. In the U.S. there are two kinds of license technology being adopted in state ID cards and driver’s licenses – the magnetic stripe and 2D barcode. An ID or

Driver license can have only  magnetic stripe, only a barcode or both.Both include the address (except for IDs from Illinois) and age information stored on the card. The magnetic stripes and barcode need various kinds of scanners to extract the information.


 It is recommended that companies should purchase an age verification machine that can read both the barcodes and magnetic stripes.Determine what kind of ID scanner you need. If you are operating barsand nightclubs then you need a handheld, mobile, battery operated scanner. For convenience and liquor stores, the stationary ID card scanner is what you need. To make it easier for you to verify their age, position your age verification system in an area where you can check the ID first before they make a purchase.


It is also suggested that you position several ID scanning devices to cover all checkouts

and entrances.The above mentioned factors are only some of the things that you need

to consider when purchasing the age verification machine. There are lots of things that you need to think about before making a purchase.Just make sure that it will provide you all the essential things that you need to know. It is also important that you purchase a machine that you are reliable, upgradable and affordable. Ask questions such as what are the monthly fees, how do I upgrade my system when a new format is available, what is the battery life, how do I export data log (for law enforcement authorities and marketing purposes), etc

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