Dynamic QR codes vs static QR codes

What are QR codes?

QR codes work similar to barcodes in that they provide more information when scanned but unlike barcodes, QR codes can store and link to a lot more information such as pointing to websites or applications.

What are static QR codes?

Static QR codes are codes with fixed information such as a URL. This information is encoded within the QR code itself and cannot be changed.

What are dynamic QR codes?

Dynamic QR codes also provide information such as a URL however this information can be updated and changed over time to always ensure users are being redirected to the right information.

What are the use cases for dynamic QR codes?

Dynamic QR codes can be used to:

  • Send people to specific landing pages
  • Download an app
  • Get directions to a location
  • Dial a phone number
  • Send an email
  • Receive an SMS


But arguably the biggest use case for dynamic QR codes is for on-site check ins. Eg. service businesses wanting to check in customers for contact tracing purposes or work sites wanting to check in staff for time and attendance, safety and security.

Combining dynamic QR codes with facial recognition

At Nirovision, we make the check in process safer and more secure by allowing a workplace to turn an iPad into a touchless check in kiosk with the option to link biometric data and survey’s together.

Watch the video below to see how this works.

There are plenty of benefits to using dynamic QR codes with facial recognition over other check in solutions. Let’s look at static QR codes vs dynamic QR codes.    

dynamic qr codes

Whilst static QR codes may be suitable for some use cases, if you’re serious about making check ins secure and safe and want accurate contact tracing data then dynamic QR codes are the best solution.

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