Create a safer venue, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve your relationship with police and the wider community by installing Scannet ID scanners.

With the continuing issue of anti-social behaviour and violence in licensed premises many venues have taken a proactive approach to providing a safer environment for their patrons, staff and the wider community. One crucial approach to tackling these issues has been the installation of ID scanning units, such as those provided by Scannet, a market leader that has had a huge impact in the UK before launching in Australia.

Scannet provides high quality ID scanning systems which have helped many venues cut anti-social behaviour by more than half. These units can identify false ID, ID pass backs as well as banned and underage patrons. The unit reads over 3,700 forms of identification and with each patrons ID being scanned and photograph taken, venue managers have a record of every patron that attends their venue. This gives you piece of mind that trouble makers can be identified and banned. Police can also use these records to identify and punish serious offenders.

In response to a rise of violent incidents, the Newcastle Entertainment Precinct was recently formed with the objective of cutting violence in key venues. By installing Scannet ID scanners and creating a linked network of venues the NEP was able to ban trouble makers across the network and utilised Scannet to eject underage patrons as well as patrons who were using the same ID. 

The Scannet system was so effective that the three NEP venues that were on the NSW most violent list were removed from that list earlier in the year. According to the Newcastle Herald, King St Nightclub saw a 31.3% reduction in incidents, Argyle House enjoyed a 60.7% reduction and Finnergan’s had a massive 66.7% drop in violent incidents. These venues were removed from the most violent list and the venue managers were commended by local police.

An increasing number of licensing police as well as liquor accords are recommending the implementation of ID scanners. Venues can learn more about this business essential by visiting calling 1800 700 627.

The Shout Team

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