Portable ID Scanning in Groton

To aid clerks in checking IDs as a way to decrease youth access, the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (GASP) purchased a portable ID scanner to loan out to businesses and community events serving alcohol. Little did they know that the scanner would prove useful for a new service being offered in their community: curbside alcohol pick-up started as part of our state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Grand Wine & Spirits, one of the retailers offering this new service, uses the scanner to check IDs when online orders are picked up curbside. Ben, the store’s Vice President, says that the handheld ID scanner has been a huge help especially because it also reads Military IDs which is so important with the young military community in Groton. 



> The scanner was purchased through Tokenworks. GASP staff says the company was very helpful in assisting them to select the scanner and tailor the software to the coalition’s needs.


> Contact GASP: Carolyn Wilson, cwilson@llhd.org or 860.446.3062


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