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Indoor tracking using low cost infrastructure

Indoor tracking infrastructure is a network of devices and sensors used to track the location of people or objects inside a building. There are two main types of indoor tracking infrastructure:

  • Infrastructure-based systems use a network of fixed beacons or sensors to determine the location of a device. The beacons or sensors transmit radio signals, and the device can use these signals to calculate its distance from the beacons. By knowing the distance to multiple beacons, the device can triangulate its location.
  • Device-based systems use the sensors in the device itself to determine its location. These sensors can include GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, or other technologies. The device uses the data from these sensors to calculate its location.

Indoor tracking using low cost infrastructure can be used for a variety of applications, including:

  • Asset tracking: Indoor tracking can be used to track the location of assets inside of a building. This can be helpful for businesses that need to keep track of inventory, or for hospitals that need to track the location of medical equipment.
  • Employee monitoring: Indoor tracking can be used to monitor the movement of employees inside a building. This can be helpful for businesses that need to track employee productivity, or for governments that need to enforce safety regulations.
  • Wayfinding: Indoor tracking can be used to provide turn-by-turn directions to people inside a building. This can be helpful for visitors who are unfamiliar with the layout of a building, or for employees who need to find their way to specific areas.
  • Security: Indoor tracking can be used to improve security inside a building. This can be done by tracking the movement of people and objects, and by detecting unauthorized access.

Indoor positioning using low cost infrastructure

The choice of indoor positioning infrastructure will depend on the specific needs of the application. Infrastructure-based systems are more accurate than device-based systems, but they can be more expensive to install and maintain. Device-based systems are less accurate, but they are more flexible and can be deployed more quickly.

Here are some of the benefits of using indoor tracking infrastructure:

  • Improved asset management: Indoor tracking can help businesses track the location of assets inside of a building, which can help to reduce asset loss and improve facilities management.
  • Increased employee productivity: Indoor tracking can help businesses track the movement of  workers inside of a building, which can help to identify areas where employees are spending too much time or not enough time or not adhering to safety standards
  • Enhanced wayfinding: Indoor tracking can provide turn-by-turn directions to people inside a building, which can help visitors and employees find their way more easily.
  • Improved security: Indoor positioning can be used to improve security inside of a building by tracking the movement of people and objects, and by detecting unauthorized access.

Here are some of the challenges associated with using indoor tracking infrastructure:

  • Accuracy: Indoor tracking systems are not as accurate as GPS systems, so the location data may not be precise enough for some applications.
  • Deployment: Indoor tracking infrastructure can be expensive to deploy, and it can be difficult to install in existing buildings, however, modern Bluetooth mesh solutions are easy to deploy and maintain.
  • Privacy: Indoor tracking systems collect data about the location of people inside a building, which raises privacy concerns.

Despite these challenges, low cost indoor tracking infrastructure is a valuable tool that can be used to improve the way people move around and interact with buildings. As technology continues to develop, indoor tracking systems are likely to become more accurate, affordable, and user-friendly.

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