By combining Bluetooth technology and standard GPS, staff can be safeguarded no matter where they are located. RTLS can be used in conjunction with Alarm Control System (ACS) to receive & dispatch personal safety alarms to response teams.
The RTLS Indoor & Outdoor Positioning System is a software application that monitors and tracks the location of employees throughout corporate facilities and compounds. Bluetooth Receivers are strategically placed throughout indoor facilities, while GPS is used to monitor outdoor areas.
OUTDOOR REAL-TIME POSITIONING
Safety outside of buildings
OUTDOOR REAL-TIME POSITIONING shows the exact location of the employee when the employee is outdoors. When a panic alarm goes off, the location of the distress situation is highlighted on the map, and security guards can rush to the exact location of the incident.
By combing Bluetooth and GPS technology, staff can be located from any position in or around a facility. When leaving the Bluetooth area and going outdoors, staff smartphone will automatically and seamlessly switch to GPS.
INDOOR REAL-TIME POSITIONING
Safety inside buildings
To have a better overview of where the employee is located inside, building floorplans will show the areas/rooms inside the facility where the staff is located. When an alarm is raised, assistance or the security team will know precisely from which place it was raised. Therefore, security personnel can rush to assist you without spending valuable time getting to know how to reach you.
RTLS User Interface
1. List of all buildings with indoor positioning
2. Filtering of the list.
3. List of all persons being positioned and an indication of the positioning method: GPS or Bluetooth.
4. Geo-fences indicated by blue fences.
5. By clicking on the building-icon the detailed building maps are zoomed in.
6. Icons indicating persons positioned on maps via GPS.
7. Different maps can be selected. Off-line maps are also available.
RTLS KEY FEATURES:
Single User Interface
There is a seamless transition between GPS and Bluetooth technology when moving in and out of buildings.
Quickly Identify Staff
Each tracked device is identified by the user’s ID, name or an anonymous alias and represented on the floor plan (indoors) and maps (outdoors).
Easily Identified Location Icons
Each tracked device type, like guards, maintenance staff and nurses can be represented by an icon on the map display. The colour of the icon shows the alarm status of the device.
Historical position logging and playback
With RTLS all tracking activity, inside and outside, can be stored. The user interface provides a tool for playback of historical positioning data.
Show only when in alarm state
Some organisations will not allow continuous tracking of staff. RTLS can therefore be enabled to show the position of staff only when they have pressed the panic button or when the lone-worker alarm has been activated. All other tracking’s will not be shown.
Zoom & Track
Each tracked device can be easily located just by clicking on the device name in the overview list. RTLS will zoom into the exact location of the equipment or person. If the device is in the alarm state, it automatically moves to the top of the overview list and is highlighted in red.
Access the RTLS user interface through a web browser from any computer or mobile phone. Access is limited to authorized personnel and is password protected. This solution does not require cookies or apps to be installed.
Utilise Existing LAN network
Most facilities have existing LAN infrastructure that can be used for connection of the Bluetooth Receivers and transmission of indoor positioning data. RTLS thereby enables more efficient use of the user’s LAN infrastructure and a higher ROI for their equipment.