Clubscan was an ID card scanning system invented by Tamlyn Thompson in 2005. It took scanned images of nightclub pateons' ID documents and stored their personal details, for the purpose of age verification, identifying barred members and identifying individuals to the authorities in the case of criminal incidents.

Clubscan is now discontinued and replaced by SCAN NET (the Safer Clubbing At Night Network) and serving over 1200 connected venues in the UK and Australia alone.

Use in UK nightclubs

UK licensing authorities are increasingly requiring nightclubs to scan and retain clubbers' ID details.[1][2]


  1. John Ozimek (24 April 2009). "Private ID scans leave fetish club-goers feeling exposed". The Register. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  2. Kate Bevan (16 May 2009). "Private kinks, public exposure". The Guardian. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
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