Asset Tracking using Bluetooth Low Energy instead of UWB
Accuracy: Bluetooth enables companies to track assets based on specific asset location needs. By placing Bluetooth beacons throughout an indoor facility, companies can track assets within a specific area, or more closely identify location by adding more beacons. Unlike UWB, there is no need for a clear path between tags and beacons to communicate location with each other. More beacons enable better accuracy, but it’s up to your specific needs how many to use. UWB has greater precision, but if your use case can work with meter-level accuracy instead of foot level accuracy, Bluetooth is the path for you.
Low Cost: Bluetooth has a more effective commercial infrastructure compared to UWB. A Bluetooth system takes just 5 minutes to set up which allows it to be implemented at a lower cost and helps users obtain a quicker ROI. The longer-lasting batteries also help to drive down cost as companies won’t have to purchase and change them constantly. More complex systems, can drive up company cost significantly through having to purchase batteries more frequently. Another increase in cost comes from needing more transmission devices than Bluetooth, as tagged assets using UWB need a clear line of sight in order to work properly. Tag costs are also significantly different – standard UWB tags in low volumes can cost as much as $70/tag, while Bluetooth tags can range from $10-$15/tag. Since tags are one of the major costs of an asset tracking system, reducing the tag cost can drive down costs over 80%!
Long Battery Life: Bluetooth transmits a small amount of data and only updates as often as you need. This allows companies to track assets without changing batteries for up to 5 years. UWB consumes significantly more energy because of the amount of data being transmitted, which causes a much shorter battery life. This makes it more troublesome for companies, as they would constantly need to change batteries in hundreds if not thousands of asset tracking tags.
SenseGiz platform for Asset Tracking solution
SenseGiz uses Bluetooth to keep a balance between low cost, long-lasting battery life, and higher accuracy. This has increased ROI for many companies across different industries. The reliability of FIND device gives companies peace of mind knowing their assets are always accounted for. Organizations of all types – from manufacturing and construction companies to hospitals, emergency management agencies, and fulfilment centres – own or lease all sorts of assets that are essential to everyday business operations, and tracking them with the SenseGiz solution takes the stress out of knowing where assets are located in real-time.