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Blerter Add-on

Beacons

 

Increase accuracy of project geofences. 

 

For many businesses the standard geolocation capabilities that are part of Blerter Core are sufficient to manage health and safety. However, there are some limitations to the accuracy of standard geofences, especially when Blerter is running in the background.

Therefore, some businesses and situations can benefit from attaching beacons to Blerter to improve the accuracy of geolocations and prompt for Check-in/out at specific entry points.

 
 

Key Features

What is geofencing

The geofencing feature within Blerter uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. Think of a geofence as a virtual barrier.

This enables Blerter to send Check-in/out reminders when users reach/leave certain areas as well as include location information in Blerts, Hazards, RollCall and more. However, there are some limitations around the accuracy of geofencing, especially when Blerter is running in the background. Beacons are a way of improving location accuracy.


How do Beacons work

Beacons are small devices that enable more accurate location tracking within a narrower range than GPS, cell tower triangulation and Wi-Fi proximity. They use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to provide location accuracy down to a few meters. This works even better when using several beacons in the same area.

Beacons can be attached to Blerter to transmit the project’s identifying information to any mobile device that approaches its location. The app can detect these beacons accurately to within 20-70m with very little impact on the battery.


Who Benefits from Beacons

For businesses that require extremely high location accuracy or need to separate several individual project areas within close proximity of each other, Beacons are a great way to improve the geolocation feature within Blerter.


 

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Blerter Core + Feature Add-ons


Here at Blerter we understand that each business is different and has unique requirements around health and safety. That is why we developed the Blerter Core + Feature Add-ons model

HOW IT WORKS:
Everyone starts with Blerter Core - our frontline communication and collaboration tool. For some businesses that's all they need. Those that have more complex requirements can build on Blerter Core by adding any of our Feature Add-ons for an even more powerful health and safety platform.