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7 Uses of QR Codes in Government Sector

04-21-2023 01:20 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Uses of QR Codes in Gov  Sector

Uses of QR Codes in Gov Sector

QR codes have become a prominent part of our lives, being used for everything from payment transactions to digital marketing. However, their use is not limited to the commercial sector; they have also found their way into the government sector.

In this blog, we will explore seven uses of a QR code reader in the government sector and how they can make things easier for government agencies and citizens.

We will also discuss some common QR code scanning problems and their solutions.

7 Uses of QR Codes in the Government Sector

COVID-19 Contact Tracing
QR codes can be used in COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. For instance, people visiting government offices or public places like parks or museums can be asked to scan a QR code with their mobile phones, which will record their presence at the place.

In case any COVID-19 case is detected, the government authorities can use the data collected to identify and notify people in the same area as the patient. This helps quickly identify and isolate people who may have been exposed to the virus, thus slowing down its spread.

Public Transport Ticketing
QR codes can also be used for public transport ticketing. Passengers can scan a QR code displayed at the station or on the bus, and the fare will be deducted from their mobile wallet.
This method is not only convenient for passengers, but it also helps minimize cash handling, reducing the chances of disease transmission. Moreover, it helps the government keep track of the number of people using public transport.

Digital Payments
QR codes can also be used for digital payments. For example, government agencies can create QR codes for each bill or invoice, and citizens can scan the code using their mobile phones to make the payment.

This method is convenient for both the government agency and the citizens, as it eliminates the need for physical cash or checks and reduces the chances of errors in payment processing.

Government Information Sharing
QR codes can be used to share government information with citizens. For example, a QR code can be displayed on government websites, brochures, or posters, spreading detailed information about a particular government program or service.
This helps citizens access information quickly and easily without the need to navigate through multiple pages on a website.
Building Permits and Inspections
QR codes can also be used for applying for building permits and inspections. When applying for a building permit, the applicant can be provided with a QR code that contains all the necessary information about the building, including the location, size, and type of construction.

The QR code can be used to track the progress of the application and schedule inspections. During inspections, inspectors can scan the QR code to access information about the building, including the construction plans and any permits issued.
Public Safety
QR codes can also be used for public safety. For instance, QR codes can be placed on emergency information cards or wristbands distributed to citizens during disaster or emergency situations.

The QR code can contain important information about the person, including their name, contact information, medical history, and any other relevant details. This helps first responders quickly access important information that can aid in providing appropriate care.
Access Control and Security
QR codes can also be used for access control and security. For example, government agencies can issue QR codes to employees, contractors, or visitors to access secure areas. A QR code reader can scan the QR code at the entrance, and if the code is valid, access will be granted. This method eliminates the need for physical access cards or keys, which can be easily lost or stolen.

Common QR Code Scannings Problems
QR codes have become a popular method for sharing information and completing transactions, but they can also present some challenges for users. One common QR code scanning problem is difficulty in scanning the code, which can be caused by low-quality printing, poor lighting, or a damaged code.

Another issue is the need for a separate QR code reader app, which can be inconvenient for users who may not have the app installed or be unfamiliar with the technology.

To solve the above-mentioned QR code scanning problems, it is important to ensure that QR codes are printed clearly at a high resolution. In addition, providing adequate lighting and ensuring the code is not damaged can also help improve scanning accuracy.

Additionally, QR code reader apps can be made easily accessible by including a link to download the app on the same page where the code is displayed. Another alternative is to create a web-based QR code reader using a barcode reader SDK. This will eliminate the need to install any application, and the users can go to the to access the scanner.

The Bottom Line
In conclusion, QR codes have several uses in the government sector, which can help streamline administrative processes, reduce errors, and enhance citizen services.


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