What are Locations?

How do Locations work in Protect, and why are the Location Codes important?

The Locations menu in the Protect admin console will usually be one of the first things you set up as an administrator. That's because everything in CrowdBlink Protect is organized by location: screener codes are assigned to locations, assessment steps and questions are customized on a location-basis, and self-assessments are tracked by location.

How do I create a location?

Creating a location is simple:

  1. Log in to the Protect admin console.
  2. Go to the Locations menu.
  3. Select "New Location:


  4. Then simply give it a name and click "Create":


When creating a location, you will also be asked to set its "Result Retention Policies." This controls how quickly assessment results will expire for that location (you can learn more about result retention here).

What are the Location Codes, how do I use them?

When you create a location, Protect also generates a unique code tied to that location:


Your location code is a 6-character alpha code (not to be confused with the screener code), and it will be required by anyone that needs to conduct a self-assessment before entering your location.

Typing the location code into the Protect app's authorization screen prompts the user to do a self-assessment for that particular location.

Example location code entered in the app, corresponding to the code for DA1 Building above:


In this example, after the visitor clicks "Continue," they will be taken through a self-assessment process for the DA1 Building location.

Should I make my location codes public?

The short answer is yes.

Once you've generated your location codes, you should make them available to your employees and visitors. That way your employees know in advance: before entering your location they should type that location code into the Protect app and conduct a self-assessment.

For making the location codes public, consider emailing the code to all of your employees, or printing it out and posting it on your location.