An indoor positioning system is defined to locate and navigate people and things inside a building. The technology became popular in many sectors like, big industries, malls, cinemas, Theme Park, Stadiums, Hotels, Restaurants etc. to discover Indoor location based services to create the best user experience for customers and own use. (For E.g. Wayfinding and navigation at big malls and trade shows, assets tracking, offering latest deals, inspect the moment of staffs and keep real-time records of attendance etc.) it helps to improve the work efficiency and enable us to use optimized all resources available as well as increase the attention of customers.
Do’s for Indoor Positioning System
The indoor Positioning system can be used for varieties of things to provide navigation aids, another thing an individual can use the indoor navigation to explore the better market to customers by the means of detailed advertising of products and services.
Indoor positioning system needs indoor maps to navigate the accurate locations for the location to be meaningful for navigation or other purposes, service providers need accurate indoor maps.
Combine indoor positioning with your indoor venues, buildings that can provide the user with real-time defeating.
Don’t for Indoor Positioning System
Don’t use low battery Beacons - make sure beacons are fully charged before you place them in a particular place. Beacons have a battery life of about three to four years depends on the quality. Installing and configuring again a new beacon is costly and need a complex process.
Don’t Set beacons without knowing where and how to - beacon installation is vital and key process before a final start. Don’t place your beacon so far from the mobile phone;
don’t place a beacon in blocking metal object like inside ceiling, Floors, and light fixtures, where it seems impossible for mobile apps to detect the accurate locations.
Leave enough space between the Beacons. One every 8-10 meters.
For enabling Indoor navigation and proximity the most vital thing is to upload a map of a particular building in which you want to use the solutions. Outdated maps will boost the optimize results due to the absence of reference points and the building cannot be mapped
Set the Accurate Scale of the building on the map - Choosing the wrong measure scale can cause major problems, such a mistakes can lead big problems and can affect the whole project and in the worst case you may even have to start measurements from scratch again.
Key functionality offered by Beacons
- Guide visitors precisely inside the premises using an indoor navigation mobile app
- Determine position of the visitor inside the premises while providing navigation assistance
- Notify users with contextual notifications about nearby locations. Eg: nearby Exits, elevators or stairs; recreation or refreshment areas, washrooms, restricted access zones