New legislation may bring vacancy QR codes to Baltimore

Vacancy QR codes - vacant building

These new municipal regulations may help hold slumlords and neglectful proprietors accountable. Under new Baltimore municipal legislation, vacancy QR codes may be required to be displayed on signs in front of the thousands of empty buildings in the city. City lawmakers are hoping that neglectful property owners will be held more accountable for wasting real estate. The goal of the vacancy QR codes is to help to make slumlords accountable for these empty buildings across the city, and to hopefully make these spaces more accessible to their neighbors. A meeting…

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QR codes from Mercedes assist emergency responders

Mercedes QR Codes Campaign

The first professionals to arrive on an accident scene can use these quick response codes for information. For the majority of people who recognize QR codes, they would say that they see them most frequently in product packaging and advertising, but Mercedes-Benz is working to change the image that comes to mind when they see these barcodes, as it is using them to provide emergency first responders with critical information that they can use when responding to the scene of an accident. This use of the quick response codes could…

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QR codes targeted by NSW for infringement notices

QR codes mobile billing

The barcodes may be used in the future as an element that is included on penalty notifications. The New South Wales State Debt Recovery Office (NSW SDRO), the debt recovery office in the Australian State, is considering the implementation of QR codes on infringement notices that it issues, as the office works to provide customers with improved options for the creation of their penalty notifications. At the moment, the SDRO is on the market for a contractor that will be prepared to assist its customers. The contractor being sought will…

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QR codes individualized for each person could assist emergency responders

QR code mhealth

Patient information could become immediately available through mobile barcode scans. The winning concept behind a Startup Weekend Health competition that was held for the second time in Philadelphia involved the application of personal QR codes that would allow first responders to be able to gain patient information right away, regardless of whether or not the patient is conscious or coherent. The emergency responders would be able to arrive and scan the code to know the patient’s medical history. The concept behind the QR codes is that they would be personalized…

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QR codes are great – and possibly dangerous at times

QR Codes and mobile Security

Though the barcodes are a growing favorite of consumers and marketers, unethical hands have entered the mix. The little black and white squares that make up QR codes have become exceptionally popular among smartphone users and mobile marketers alike, but as with every commonly used tool that connects with the internet, unscrupulous individuals have now started to make their mark by making some scans harmful. The trend of attacks on PCs is gaining strength with mobile devices as their penetration increases. Malicious QR codes remain rare, but they do exist…

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