SwipedOn vs iLobby

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SwipedOn is a great alternative to iLobby

iLobby is primarily a visitor management system which can be upgraded to a workplace system, while SwipedOn offers a comprehensive sign in solution, for both employees and visitors, on any plan.
While both brands have similar offerings on the surface - a secure digital sign in solution hosted on an iPad at your welcome desk - they do have some key differences including price, feature-set, integrations and customization options. In this article, we take a closer look at how these two workplace check in systems differ from one another, to highlight those key differences and help you find the system that aligns with your business’ budget and feature needs.

Main differences between
iLobby & SwipedOn

Feature set

SwipedOn and iLobby have a similar feature set, including visitor screening, contactless sign in and contact tracing ability, which allow you to protect your workforce against potentially high risk visitors.

The main difference between the two products is that features such as contact tracing s and visitor photo ID capture are available on all SwipedOn plans. With iLobby, these features are only available on their higher-priced plans.

SwipedOn allows you to host your data in six different location options on any plan, whereas iLobby only offeres data hosting outside of the US & Canada at an additional cost, regardless of your plan.

SwipedOn also offers a contactless employee sign in solution; SwipedOn Pocket is a smartphone app for employees which allows them to sign in touch free and remotely, on any plan. iLobby also offers employee sign ins through passes, but again this as at an additional cost or included on their most expensive plan.


SwipedOn starts from USD $49 per month for a Starter plan and you can try SwipedOn completely free with no obligation, for 14 days with access to all features, to see if it’s the right fit for you business needs.
iLobby starts from USD $199 per month for their Standard plan and also offers a free trial, however there are a number of features not available on this plan, such as visitor badges, employee passes and SMS notifications.
With the high-tier plans, SwipedOn includes all features with their Enterprise plan - priced at USD $149 per location per month. iLobby's equivalent Enterprise plans price is not listed but their second highest tier plan, Enhanced, is USD $275 per month, almost double the cost.

Azure Active Directory & Active Directory Integrations

Employee directory integrations are very common in the workplace and often a core requirement for larger businesses. SwipedOn includes both integrations on their Enterprise plan, starting at USD $149 per location per month.
iLobby also offers these integrations from their Corporate plan and above, which starts at USD $199 per month.

Branding & customization

For any business, an important part of welcoming people into their world is that first touch-point should be completely on brand. It's crucial for any visitor management system to allow for customization to ensure brand consistency.
SwipedOn allows for complete customization of the iPad app branding on all plans, that start at USD $49 per month. iLobby does offer the ability to customize, however options such as creating your own full-screen slideshow and custom colors and themes are only available at an additional cost regardless of plan.

World-class customer support

When you need some assistance, you want to be in good hands. SwipedOn has world-class customer support, offered across multiple global time zones, with an average response time of under two minutes.
G2, a business software review site, recently announced their Spring 2021 awards winners and SwipedOn dominated the Visitor Management System category with 15 awards, including best support!


iLobby boasts a large number of features and integrations making it an impressive product. However these are charged additionally to their plans, which on an already expensive base can result in a big investment to implement and maintain.

To contrast, SwipedOn's highest tier plan which also offers an extensive feature-set, is less expensive than iLobby's starter plan.

So if you’re looking for the best value-for-money workplace sign in solution, SwipedOn will be the right fit. Try it today with a 14-day free trial. And if you subscribe, SwipedOn will plant a tree for you - a fantastic initiative which sees them doing small things to give back to local communities and the planet.

We plant a tree for every new SwipedOn customer.
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