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Beacons accurate location-based status updates in a tiny, inexpensive package

By purchasing our pre-configured Beacons, you can maximize the accuracy of Simple In/Out's automatic status updates. This approach relies on whether your phone can see the Bluetooth signal emitted by the Beacon. This eliminates relying on your phone's operating system to understand your geographical area, cell towers, or local WiFi networks.

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Configured For You

When you order a Beacon from us, we'll ask you to name it, and we'll add it to your Simple In/Out account before shipping it to your door. Just take it out of the package, power it up, toggle it on within your Simple In/Out app, and you're ready to automatically update your status.

No Power, No Problem

Beacons can be powered by any USB port or USB power supply. If those aren't an option, there are many third party products that provide a USB port powered by batteries for the ultimate untethered experience.

Bring Your Own Beacon

If you already have some hardware, you can "Bring Your Own Beacon". As long as you can configure your hardware's universal unique identifier (UUID), we can walk you through adding your Beacon to Simple In/Out. Contact us and we'll provide you the necessary information.


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Beacons vs Geofences

Geofences work great for large areas, but sometimes you need smaller areas that Geofences just aren't accurate enough to support. Using Beacons, you can cover these places without having to also blanket undesired space.

Use Geofences when:

  • You wish to cover a large area
  • You need status updates in areas where you don't have physical access
  • You're first starting out because there is no additional cost

Use Beacons when:

  • You wish to cover a smaller area (10-20 meters)
  • You've tried Geofences and they aren't accurate enough
  • You need to move your area around frequently
  • You're in an area with poor cellphone towers or no WiFi for triangulation

Beacon extension

Expand your Beacons

Beacons act independently, but they can be configured to work together to expand each other's reach. Using this technique, there's no area too big for the proper number of Beacons to cover.

A typical Beacon covers an area of roughly 10 to 20 meters. This depends on several factors that influence Bluetooth signals, like wireless interference and walls. Your physical environment will make the difference. Think of Beacon coverage like connecting to your Bluetooth headphones or keyboard.

Utilize a Tablet as a Beacon

Using FrontDesk and a tablet capable of Bluetooth 4.0 support (most iPads and some Android tablets), you can enable the tablet to act as a Beacon. If you're already using FrontDesk, this is like getting a free Beacon. This is also a great way to test how Beacons will work for you without purchasing Beacons right away.

Tutorial Video ~ 5 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What platforms support Beacons?

We currently support Beacons on iOS and Android.

Are Beacons and iBeacons the same thing?

Our implementation of Beacons support iBeacons on iOS. We also support AltBeacons on Android, making us one of the few to bring this technology to use on Android.

Do Beacons only work with Simple In/Out?

Beacons are just hardware, so while we've preconfigured them to work with Simple In/Out, they can ultimately do anything you'd like them to do.

Can I use Beacons and Geofence together?

Absolutely! Beacons and Geofence go together like peanut butter and jelly. Simply use whichever works best for your location and situation.

Can I limit when these automatic updates happen?

Yes, you can use a feature we call Office Hours. This allows you to choose time periods and days that automatic updates can happen so you don't have to worry about checking into the office on a Saturday if you're using your office laptop.


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