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Reading QR codes with access control
Reading QR codes with access control

QR codes are a great way to allow your visitors to access your premises. Here's how it works.

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Written by Andy Orwell
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With Proxyclick Access Control integration we encode secure token numbers into the QR code sent to your visitors. This same secure token number is added to their profile in the access control system (ACS), which our integration also creates automatically.

To gain access using using the QR as the secure credential, QR code reading hardware must be connected to the ACS. Examples of readers tested by Proxyclick are listed below, but any compatible QR code reader may be used*. Once QR readers are installed, visitors can scan the QR code and the reader then sends the token number back to the ACS. The number is then matched with the token number in their profile and access is granted through the door (or gate, barrier, turnstile, etc.).

Tested QR code readers

Proxyclick has tested QR code readers from the manufacturers below and can confirm them as compatible with the QR code format used in our invitation emails.


The Architect Blue reader range from STid offers a modular approach, so the reader can suit your needs. They may include traditional or touchscreen keypads and can read a wide variety of cards alongside Bluetooth and NFC. A QR code reading variant is also available. Skins may be applied to alter the appearance of the reader, allowing it to blend in or stand out.

ℹ️ STid have also created a Proxyclick variant of the reader which will arrive pre-configured to work with Proxyclick QRs - no further configuration needed!

Simply order product code: ARCS-R31-AQ/PH5-3la/1- CONFR-PROX03-001


We have tested and confirmed both the Mace MM and NVITE readers from Nedap. The NVITE is the replacement for the now discontinued Mace reader. The NVITE reader can read Proxyclick QR codes alongside various card types, Bluetooth, and NFC.

International Barcode (IBC)

The IBC Qscan range of readers listed below are suitable for use with Proxyclick QR codes. They offer various options to allow you to install the reader in different environments (inside turnstiles, for example) and also read a variety of different cards.

Full setup steps and instructions for all the above readers are available when deploying your Proxyclick ACS integration.

*Other QR code readers may be compatible with the QR codes in our invitation email, but these should be tested and confirmed before deployment. Contact us if further advice is required.

Tip πŸ’‘ If the QR reader is to also support tokens/cards/Bluetooth this should be discussed with your systems integrator. The requirements for our QR codes will need to be considered alongside other technologies in use.

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