About Passtab

Passtab is the leading visitor management solution for primary, secondary, and private schools. They put an emphasis on understanding the changing needs of schools and believe in ongoing improvement. Their system is flexible and customizable.

Industry: Software

Feature Development

Passtab wanted additional features added to their software, including:

  • COVID-19 Reporting
  • Emergency Management
  • User Management
  • GeoFencing Login

COVID-19 Reporting

With the outbreak of COVID-19 Passtab wanted to make several updates to their system. In case of a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school (or from a visitor), schools could make a report called “COVID-19 Contact” which would allow schools to see three things:

  • On grounds at same time.
    A list of names and contact details of all people who were on the grounds at the same time as the person/date entered.
  • On grounds same day.
    A list of names and contact details of people who were on the grounds on the same day as the person/date entered, nit not at the same time.
  • On grounds 7 days after.
    A list of names and contact details of people who were on the grounds within 7 days after the person/date entered, but not at the same time or day.

Emergency Management

In case of an emergency situation or evacuation Passtab needed a web-based version to be used by staff members. Staff members could log in to their own account or a shared role account. The page needed to be fast and light, only loading data through the API. As it would be used by staff members on mobile phones it had to be mobile-friendly. This functionality allowed staff to view live reports of each individual signed into or out of the school.

User Management

A more elaborate user management tool was created which included a new workflow for adding users. The new solution is easier to manage and works with Invision to send users an email with their temporary password.

GeoFencing Login

The software was updated so that staff members with Passtab on their mobile phones could only sign in or out if they were on their school grounds. This would require the staff member to have location services turned on. If it is off a pop-up would appear asking them to turn it back on. This would be an optional feature each individual school could enable, as well a setting that would allow each school to set its own GeoFence origin and radius.