Bluetooth Asset Tracking

Bluetooth tags/beacons detect the position of people and assets. Software maps jobs, valuable tools, parts, sub-assemblies and people onto your floor plans or maps.

The main uses are:

  • Searching. Knowing the location of something such as a piece of equipment, parts, stock, pallets, a job or person without ringing round. Locating expensive, shared, equipment so fewer spare assets are required to cover an area.
  • Security. Alerting when people or assets enter or leave an area.
  • Protection. Detecting quantities such as temperature and humidity for sensitive items that can spoil.
  • Process Control. Knowing where things have been. Knowing what happened at a particular location. Knowing when measured values exceeded their expected range.

Bluetooth LE is particularly suitable because it is:

  • Real Time. Better than barcode scans and NFC tags where the data is only as up to date as the last successful manual scan.
  • Compatible. Bluetooth LE works with existing devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
  • Reliable. Works in electrically noisy situations such as the factory.
  • Inexpensive. Commodity hardware is more affordable than non-standard technologies such as ultra wideband (UWB).

The end result is reduced downtime, less time re-ordering or re-making things that have been lost, optimum productivity and better use of skilled staff doing their job rather than searching for assets and people.

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