The “whimsy” of Bluetooth location services in smart buildings
In the B2B scenario, it is easy to associate smart buildings with office environments. But in fact, smart buildings cover all indoor environments, including factor, wearhouse, hospital, nursing home, retails, shopping centure, museum, packing lot and even gym. Bluetooth SIG member company Quuppa. Various location service solutions are available for all of these indoor environments
location data can improve the smart level of building. Some of the most common use cases include locating operational assets or people, providing building or vehicle access control, understanding workflow and space utilization. Event monitoring facility conditions like air quality or temperature. The valuable insights these data provide can lead to progress in many areas. such as optimizing facility operations and enhancing workplace integrity, etc.
Bluetooth Location service
Such as a car, Quuppa Bluetooth system is like a car's engine, it can provide a reliable location coordinates，And the accuracy is above sub-meter level, and the delay time is less than 1 second. Quuppa partners can use this location data to model the environment,Create a digital twin or spatial model,And apply business rules based on location, just like building cars of different designs.
In-office Bluetooth location services
Bluetooth Location services support a variety of office environment use cases, Its value depends on stakeholders,Such as personnel, facility managers. Landlord, security manager or visitor.For facility personnel, the most common and beneficial use cases are related to collaboration,Such as finding a colleague, a free meeting room or a quiet workspace. There is an important class of security-related use cases that are recognized during the pandemic,These use cases enable users to maintain social distancing from those who test positive for nucleic acid and to trace close contacts. Facilities managers can use a variety of access control applications and understand and optimize office space temperature, air quality and space utilization.
Bluetooth Location Services for Warehousing, Logistics and Manufacturing Industries
Warehousing, logistics, and manufacturing are the verticals most mature for using Bluetooth location services. These industries track large numbers of assets, equipment, work orders and assembly lines every day. If workers can konw the location of materials, tools and equipment, and goods, that can saves a lot of time and resources, This in turn improves operational efficiency by reducing the need for overtime. Additionally, injuries can be prevented by analyzing the movements of people, trucks and forklifts,When two objects get too close or entering the danger zone, the system will alarm.
Bluetooth Location Services in the Healthcare Industry
In healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, location data can bring value to various stakeholders. By knowing exactly where a patient is, what medical equipment and inventory levels are needed, doctors and nurses can provide better and faster care while optimizing their workflow. Location data can improve patient safety by improving patient flow, monitor the use and compliance of hand hygiene systems, and even prevent child abductions. Tracking systems can also achieve significant revenue growth and cost savings,For example, operating room costs can be as high as $100/minute, reducing the turnaround time in the operating room can increase the number of surgeries, maximize space utilization and reduce overtime for employees.
Bluetooth Location Services in the Retail Industry
In retail environments such as grocery stores or shopping malls, location service solution can track shopping basket or shopping cart to generate anonyomous buyer behavior map. It can better understanding customer journeys and behaviors in-store, store owners can reduce checkout wait times, reduce theft, enhance in-store marketing and increase sales per unit area through better product placement.In shopping centers, location-based solutions can also improve the efficiency of maintenance and cleaning services.
Bluetooth Location services are also used in many other environment, for exmaple in the museum, Visitors can enjoy interactive guided tours based on their movements during the exhibition. Many children's playgrounds and kindergartens also use location data to enhance safety and enable parents to understand where their children are going.
Various types of spaces have been digitized through location services. For now, we take it for granted that a building has electricity and a WI-FI network. Ten years later, all buildings will have location awareness, and the use case of Bluetooth location services in smart buildings will become mainstream.