Quick Setup Scanner

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This tutorial aims to provide the reader with the workflow to link and scan using our scanner applications, for illustration we used the NPS-ACCESS application.
For help on scanning and list of tested devices see this post.

Scanning workflow

You will need a supporting device see our list at https://www.nptracker.co.za/scanning.html or [[email protected] contact us] to update the list if you tested on a phone not listed and its working or not.

Link scanner to your NPS-CLOUD account

Figure A


Figure B


  • You will require an NPS-CLOUD account to create on or login please go to www.npscloud.co.za.
  • On your dashboard (the main screen after you logged in) you will be presented with a barcode see Figure A scan this barcode with the NPS-ACCESS application.
    • In the NPS-ACCESS application click on SCAN IN then select either Lisence Disk or DL/ID Card a viewfinder will be opened, place the barcode inside the viewfinder.
    • A temporary message will be displayed as in Figure B informing the user that the Access token updated. this indicates that the scanner was successfully linked to your NPS-CLOUD account. You can link as many devices as required to on account.


Scanning a Identity Document Card

In the NPS-ACCESS application click on SCAN IN then select DL/ID Card a viewfinder will be opened, place the ID Cards barcode inside the viewfinder.
Once the scanner detected the barcode the app screen will be diverted to the ID info screen see Figure C. Note if the screen does NOT change to this screen then the barcode was NOT read and decoded this may indicate either barcode in viewfinder error or an unsupported device unable to decode the barcode.

Scanning a Drivers License Card

Figure D


In the NPS-ACCESS application click on SCAN IN then select DL/ID Card a viewfinder will be opened, place the DL Cards barcode inside the viewfinder.
Once the scanner detected the barcode the app screen will be diverted to the DL info screen see Figure D. Note if the screen does NOT change to this screen then the barcode was NOT read and decoded this may indicate either barcode in viewfinder error or an unsupported device unable to decode the barcode.

Scanning a Vehicle License Disk

Figure E


In the NPS-ACCESS application click on SCAN IN then select Licence Disk a viewfinder will be opened, place the licence disk barcode inside the viewfinder. Once the scanner detected the barcode the app screen will be diverted to the Disk info screen see Figure E. Note if the screen does NOT change to this screen then the barcode was NOT read and decoded this may indicate either barcode in viewfinder error or an unsupported device unable to decode the barcode.

Data on NPS-CLOUD

All scanned and decoded barcodes will be stored on the NPS-CLOUD and linked to your account you can access the following:

Last scan disk plates

Figure E


On your dashboard (the main screen after you logged in) the last disk or ANPR plates feed will be displayed, this can be used to determine if the feed or disk scanner is operational.

Licence Disk scanned reports

Reports Licence disk scans


In your NPS-CLOUD console select Reports then Licence disk Scan(s) a list of all licence disk scans done by any linked scanner will be displayed. Note that the list depends on your selected account subscription.

Driver/ID Card scanned reports

Reports Drivers and ID Card scans


In your NPS-CLOUD console select Reports then Driver/ID card Scan(s) a list of all driver licence or ID card scans done by any linked scanner will be displayed. Note that the list depends on your selected account subscription.