How To Create and Manage Control Points

Control points are a system that determines whether attendees can pass through a predetermined location with control devices and stores all check-in records throughout the event. With these stored records, crowd density can be easily measured, and check-in reports can be obtained.

The main areas of use for control points are:

  • Onsite event access control with the Holacon staff mobile application
  • Onsite event access control with turnstile devices
  • Entry control to live streaming rooms in online/hybrid events
  • Entry control to networking rooms in onsite/online/hybrid events

To view or create a new control point, click on the "Control points" menu under the "Onsite & Tools" heading in the left menü.


Please click on the "Create control point" button located in the top right corner of the screen.

Please provide a name for the control point on the screen that appears, then select the type of control point. There are three types of control points:

Mobile access control: Works with the "Holacon Staff" mobile application available on Android & IOS stores. It provides access control by scanning QR codes.

Access control with turnstile: Works with the "Holacon Gate Keeper" software designed for Windows 10-based smart turnstiles. The software needs to be installed on the PC inside the turnstile and the necessary settings need to be made. Click here to read the article explaining how to install the software and make the settings.

Digital access control: Controls access to live broadcast rooms at online and hybrid events. Attendees who do not have access rights cannot enter the relevant broadcast. Click here to read the article on creating live broadcasts.

After selecting the type of control point, select the "Control type".

There are two different types of access:

Participants with specific tags can enter: This option allows only attendees with selected tags to enter the control point. You can read our Segmentation article on the use of tags by clicking here. When you activate the option, you can see groups at the bottom and tags under the groups. You can define the tags you want to allow to enter by selecting them.

All participants can enter: This option allows all attendees to pass without any restrictions.




The "Notes" section allows you to add text that can be accessed by either yourself or the staff using the "Holacon Staff" application during mobile access control.

There are 2 options under the Settings tab.

When the "Show" option is turned off, the relevant control point cannot be viewed in the "Holacon Staff" or "Holacon GateKeeper" tools.

When the "Time restriction" option is enabled, a minimum and maximum time interval must be entered. The relevant controller will only allow access during the defined time interval.


After completing the definitions, you can finalize the process by clicking on the "Save" button. To access the "Enterence history" of the created control point, click on the green icon on the relevant control point.



On the opened screen, you can view, filter, and download all access records.

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