In most cases you can place your beacons and they ‘just work’. However, what if you suspect things aren’t working due to other devices using the same 2.4GHz radio spectrum? It’s possible to use specialist test equipment and spectrum analysers but these are very expensive.
A new, recent article by Mark Hughes describes Troubleshooting Tools for Your Next Bluetooth LE Project: Ubertooth and the Nordic nRF Sniffer.
It shows how to use inexpensive dongles on Mac, Linux, and Windows to intercept and analyse Bluetooth LE packets.