Basic Visitor Questions

The Basic Visitor Questions section is where you choose the questions you’ll ask visitors when they sign into your site. User Role required to access these settings: Administrator.

Navigating to Basic Visitor Questions

  1. Go to Tools > Locations.
  2. Click View next to your location.
  3. Select Questionnaire Manager from the left-hand menu.

You will land on the Basic Questions Visitors tab.


Enabling Questions

Please Note: You cannot disable asking the visitor "What is your name?"

Clicking Activate next to each question will give you two further options: 

  • Required - question cannot be skipped during the sign-in process. 
  • Answer share - includes the answer in the host’s arrival notification email.

Exceptions to this include: 

  • Bypass summary screen
  • Host Confirmation
  • Disable host remembrance
  • Visitor privacy

These options are either enabled or disabled only.

What Does Each Section Do?

Basic visitor questions are split into eight sections:

Visit Options - get more details around each visit


Host Selection - Activating will ask the visitor if they are visiting someone today. If yes, the next question will ask them to enter their host’s name. Selecting ‘Required’ will skip straight to entering the host’s name. 

Please Note: Host Selection is activated by default when creating a new location.

Disable Host Remembrance – Forces a returning visitor to enter their host every visit.

Host Confirmation – Forces a returning visitor to confirm if they’re visiting the same host or someone new.

Area/Zone Selection – The options displayed will be the zones connected to the selected access point. If there’s only one connecting zone, this question will be skipped.

Area/Zone Selection Other – Visitor can select ‘other’ to enter their answer in a free text field. This is treated as part of ‘Any Zone’ in Kiosk Question Rules.

Contact Info - manage which contact details you collect


There are options here to capture your visitor’s organization, email address, phone number, mobile phone number and title/position. 

If an organization is entered, the visitor’s details will be remembered for their next visit. If an organization is not entered, they will need to complete the full sign in process for every visit including all custom questionnaires.

A visitor’s email address and cell phone number can be used to send the visitor notifications using Triggers.

Cell phone numbers can be used to send an SMS in the event of an evacuation, verifying the visitor’s safety using WolEvac.

Health and Safety - identify who needs assistance in an emergency


Evacuation Assistance - Asks if help would be needed in an evacuation. 

Expected Duration On-site - The answer can be used as a trigger to send a notification if someone is past their expected finish time.

Identity Verification - check your visitor’s ID as they enter

ID details must be entered by a Sign-In/Out Manager. You can customize a message for those signing in using the Kiosk, to instruct them to present their ID to the Sign-In/Out Manager. 

ID Verification – Choose between Off, Manual, and Scan and Capture (if enabled). The following options will then appear:


When ‘manual’ is selected, the visitor needs to present their ID to the Sign In/Out Manager, who will then manually enter their details into the system. 


ID Verification Checked - A simple Yes/No is required by the Sign In/Out Manager.

ID Verification Reference - Use if an ID reference number needs to be entered, e.g. Driver's Licence number.

ID Verification Type - The Sign-In/Out Manager will be asked to select the type of ID from a list. You can rename the ID types and restrict which are accepted using the Manage Options button. 

ID Verification Frequency - Defines how often a returning visitor’s ID needs to be captured.

ID Verification Retention Policy - Enables you to set how long a copy of the visitor’s scanned ID is kept before being automatically deleted.

Please Note: The retention policy needs to be longer than the ID Verification Frequency to retain the information for a returning visitor. If the ID is deleted before the visitor returns, their ID will need to be captured again.

Reception/Security Instruction - customize the message that appears on the Kiosk, asking visitors to hand in their ID for verification. 

Scan and Capture

Scan and Capture will only appear when the WolScan integration has been enabled for your location. WolScan captures and records a visitor’s ID automatically and requires the WolScan iPhone app to use.


Further to the questions outlined above in ‘manual’, there are some additional options:

Required for Pre-Registered Visitors - Enable this to force a pre-registered visitor’s ID to be captured on sign in.

Capture Data Fields - Select the information you want to capture from the visitor’s ID.

Please Note: Not all information will be available on all types of ID. If required, any missing information can be entered manually after the scan.

Capture ID Image Parts - Dictates which parts of the ID to retain as an image in WhosOnLocation. All parts of the ID will be scanned, and information can be captured from any area, however, you may not want to store a photo of all information in WhosOnLocation.

Visitor Cards - issue one-off visitor cards

Similar to a badge pass, these cards allow you to record card numbers against a visitor’s profile. On sign out, the visitor is reminded to return the card. 

The card number can also be used to sign the visitor out, instead of entering their name. If the card number is printed as a QR or Barcode, the visitor can simply scan the card at the Kiosk to sign out.


Visitor ID Card Number - the Sign In/Out manager is prompted to enter the card number issued to a visitor.

Visitor Self Register - allows a visitor to enter their own card number when signing in on the Kiosk.

Photo Capture - add a photo to a visitor’s profile


Photo Capture - Photo capture will always be required when signing in through a Kiosk. The Required setting is only optional when using Sign In/Out Manager.

Photo Capture Frequency - How often a photo of a returning visitor should be taken. 

Photo Retention Policy - How long a visitor's photo is to be stored on our servers.

Privacy Statement - This will display a disclaimer statement below the photo capture field. Automatically applies to all Kiosks in a location with Photo Capture enabled.

Alcolizer - breathalyze visitors as they come on-site

You will need to have enabled the Alcolizer integration for your location to see this section. 


Include Breath Test – asks the visitor to take a breath test using the Aloclizer unit during sign in.

Alcolizer Screen Instruction – Customize the instructions for your location to say where the unit is located, how it should be used, and/or why you require this.

Other options


Bypass Summary Screen - Skip the screen that confirms the visitor's answers when signing in at the Kiosk.

Visitor Privacy – Asks the visitor if they want their details to be remembered for next time. 

Purpose of Visit - You can customize the options in this list using the Manage Options button.

Car Parking - Check if the visitor is parked in your car-park. Enabling this provides further options to request more details.

Vehicle Registration Number or Make/Model of Vehicle - Capture the vehicle details.

Vehicle Parking Space Number - Helps to track where visitors are parked.

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