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IPS – Indoor Positioning System

IPS – Indoor Positioning System

Indoor Positioning System (IPS) allows organizations to locate and track employees and assets using any fully-discoverable Bluetooth device, including MOTOTRBO™ radios equipped with a Bluetooth adapter. IPS provides real-time location data of radio and mobile phone users using strategically placed Bluetooth beacons. It can be used in conjunction with ACS to trigger an alarm notification if a worker or asset enters or leaves certain predefined zones, or it can be used with CLW to provide location data of a worker in distress.

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Indoor Positioning Options with IPS

IPS can be installed in multiple configurations to allow for different tracking and monitoring options.

Comprehensive Positioning

The Indoor Positioning System can track any Bluetooth (fully-discorevable) device registered in its database. As a synced Bluetooth device pairs and un-pairs at known locations, IPS records the time and date of its movements. By consulting the desktop interface, employee location records can easily be found and monitored.

When IPS is coupled with the Alarm Control System (ACS), the solution enables employees to quickly notify supervisors of emergencies by pressing a panic button on their mobile device. A message is then sent to the appropriate response team with the employee’s alarm notification and his last known time-stamped location.

Area Entrance Notification

With its logging details, IPS can be used to monitor the ins and outs at targeted entrance and exit points. The application logs data on time of entry and exit, the location by beacon, and the employee’s or asset’s ID.

IPS can also be coupled with the Alarm Control System (ACS) to trigger alarm notifications if employees or assets enter or leave certain zones. By doing so, alarm notification messages are automatically sent to specific individuals to inform them of the situation at hand.

Critical and Safe Area Protection

IPS can be used to create critical or safe areas. When an employee enters a designated critical zone, IPS automatically activates the Centralized Lone Worker (CLW) application to ensure his safety and well-being. Safe areas work in the opposite way, as CLW is automatically turned off when an employee enters a designated safe zone, for example the cafeteria or the offices.

Click here to learn more about CLW and lone worker protection.

IPS Features

  • Bluetooth® beacons are installed to create the desired coverage zones and can be powered by plugging them into a standard electrical outlet or via PoE
  • IPS piggybacks onto a LAN to significantly reduce the costs of the solution and requires little infrastructure to put in place
  • Visual overview of employee and asset locations in the coverage zones. Each device is represented on the overview map and identified by the owner’s name and title
  • Restricted access alarms automatically notify dispatchers and mobile workers if unauthorized people or assets enter restricted zones or leave designated zones
  • Location-based activation and deactivation of CLW
  • Rich reporting tools record the person or asset’s position and movements
  • Past whereabouts of employees and assets are also accessible with the reporting features
  • Administrator access to the visual web interface from any computer or device over the LAN


Increased Productivity

IPS allows dispatchers, supervisors and administrators to quickly locate employees and assets. By logging onto the web client, these individuals have up-to-date information on the location of their most important employees and assets. IPS is a great tool to help them decrease the loss of time and productivity caused by searching for workers and assets.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Quickly find employee’s locations via their MOTOTRBO™ radio, mobile device, Bluetooth® tag, or other Bluetooth® enabled device.
  • Quickly find the location of Bluetooth® enabled assets (i.e. laptops) and assets with Bluetooth® tag (i.e. forklift, wheelchair, other)

Enhanced Worker Safety and Security

During emergencies, IPS proves very useful to supervisors and administrators when in need of accounting for the presence of employees and other important assets. IPS can further help with implementing H&S measures by pairing it with CLW Centralized Lone Worker. Together, the two applications monitor the well-being of lone workers and notify emergency response teams of the location of the worker when in need of help.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Account for employee and asset location during emergency
  • Pair CLW and IPS to give emergency response teams the location of workers in distress

Improved Situational Awareness

IPS allows for improved situational awareness within buildings. With IPS, ins and outs of employees and assets are logged and time stamped for important areas of buildings, like entrance and exit points and in restricted areas. Also, when paired with ACS, IPS can automatically trigger an alarm notification when an employee or asset leaves a safe zone or enters a restricted zone.

Frequent Use Cases
  • Log the ins and outs of employees and assets by area
  • Trigger an alarm notification when an employee or asset exits a safe zone
  • Trigger an alarm notification when an employee or asset enters a restricted zone

System Architecture

IPS is a software application installed on an on-premise server that locates and tracks Bluetooth® devices in discoverable mode. IPS automatically locates and tracks employees and assets via Bluetooth® beacons that are strategically placed in the desired coverage zones.

Beacons have a maximum range of 300 feet and can be adjusted to cover the desired area. The number of beacons installed to service the desired coverage zones defines the granularity of the location data. The more beacons are installed, the more the information will be precise. The beacons can be hidden behind walls or ceiling panels, discrete or visible as need be. They have either internal or external antennas, are powered either by a power supply or PoE (power over Ethernet), and communicate with the IPS server through the Local Area Network (LAN).

The location information is displayed on a desktop application accessible over the LAN, with which administrators, supervisors and dispatchers have visual real-time data on employee and asset location.


IPS is compatible with any Bluetooth device that can set to permanent discoverable mode.

* Radios must have integrated Bluetooth or be equipped with a Bluetooth® accessory. 

What devices are compatible with IPS?

IPS can detect any Bluetooth® enabled device that can remain in discoverable mode.

  • MOTOTRBO™ digital two-way radios*
  • Mobile devices
  • Bluetooth® tags

Not sure if you’re Bluetooth® device is compatible with IPS? Contact us and we’ll let you know!

*Bluetooth enabled radios with necessary firmware – i.e. permanent discoverable mode

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