Another unique feature of the defender beacons is that it is possible to associate the feed from a surveillance camera with the beacon. This means that if an alarm is triggered by the user and a beacon ID has been sent with the alarm, then it is possible to actually show the video stream associated with that beacon in the alarm view as well.
The beacons are easily deployed, can be mounted by a single screw or even adhesive tape and do not require any wiring, expensive additional equipment or external power supplies.
The Defender Beacons are battery powered and typically have a range of within one room, though this can vary depending on the environment. The battery lifespan is typically 1 year and is a simple to change coin cell that can be swapped out by the user.
The system will require an iPhone 4S or later, running iOS 7.1 or later, or an Android phone operating Android 4.3 or later.
|Typically within 1 room|
|Typically 1 year|
|55 x 55 x 16 mm|
In an alarm situation, the information stored on the system for that customers beacon is brought to the attention of the ARC operator, in addition to any GPS position being shown on the alarm map.
The operator can also be presented with detailed information about the beacon e.g. "Hospital ABC, South Ward, Ground Floor, Kitchen" and if the beacons are strategically placed it is possible to achieve both zonal and/or room-by-room location accuracy as you can see from the example above.
Atus Defender indoor location beacons are a unique and innovative solution, using proprietary technology, that make it possible for the ARC operator to locate where the person raising an alarm is located, even when there is no GPS positioning.
This is particularly useful in large, complex environments such as multi-storey buildings, shopping centres, hospitals, or office complexes in which standard two dimensional positioning is unable to pinpoint exactly where the alarm originated from.
Where there is some GPS reception, the beacons can be used to enhance the satellite position with a definitive location to reduce the time taken for rescue services to render assistance and where there is no GPS coverage to provide a location where there otherwise would be none.