FAQs

Question:
How many stations will my school need?

Answer:
We recommend one station for every 500-600 students.

Question:
What if the internet is down at my school?

Answer:
The stations will still operate as normal.  The data they collect will remain on the station computers until they can re-establish connectivity with the Swipe data center.   After the attendance data has uploaded, teachers can login as usual.

Question:
Is it legal to post student information and photos on the Internet?

Answer:
Each school district has its own rules governing student information but applications hosted outside the school district network are becoming commonplace.   Swipe utilizes the same security technology as banks and government institutions.

Question:
What if a student forgets or loses their ID card?

Answer:
Students arriving to school without an ID will be manually entered at the station and provided with a temporary ID card that can last up to 30 days.  Most schools charge $1 for a temp ID and $3-$5 for a replacement permanent ID card.

Question:
How much does the system cost?

Answer:
Swipe is sold as a turnkey package that includes hardware, software, installation, onsite training, and ongoing service and support.   Swipe offers pilot school discounts for new school districts.  Call today.

Question:
What happens when a student does not Swipe in?

Answer:
That student will appear on a teachers screen as "Absent".  The teacher can either mark the student present or send the student to the main office to Swipe.  Once a student's attendance status is "Present", that student appears "Present" as a default for the rest of the day to all teachers.

Question:
What happens when a student has an early dismissal?

Answer:
Early dismissals are entered into Swipe by authorized users and appear on screen in each student's 'notes for the day" window for teachers to see.