3. Configuring your beacon sensor hardware

Once you have set your devices location, level, and space via the web admin panel, you need to ensure your device is configured correctly.  Follow the relevant instructions of your supplier to set your beacons correctly. We have listed the required for hardware manufacturers that we partner with.

 

Kontakt.io Beacon Sensors

The following fields need to be updated for your beacon sensors via the Kontakt.io admin panel:

  1. Change the UUID to match the UUID you entered in the Space Connect web admin panel for your location
  2. Change the major of the device to match your level major identifier
  3. Change the minor of the device to match your space minor identifier
  4. Set your TX Power to 1
  5. Set your Interval (MS) to 600

Save your changes and update your device using the Kontakt.io Bluetooth admin app.

 

BlueCats Beacon Sensors

The following fields need to be updated for your beacon sensors via the BlueCats admin panel:

  1. Change the UUID to match the UUID you entered in the Space Connect web admin panel for your location
  2. Change the major of the device to match your level major identifier
  3. Change the minor of the device to match your space minor identifier
  4. Mode: Change the mode to iBeacon
  5. Set your TX Power to Whisper
  6. Set your Ad Interval to Sit

Save your changes and update your device using the BlueCats Bluetooth admin app.

 

Suggested Beacon Coding Logic

We suggest using a logical method for coding your beacons to improve the process of coding and management of your beacons:

  • UUID Generation:
    We suggest using a tool like https://www.uuidgenerator.net/
       
  • Major Identifier:
    We suggest using the structure of the digits of your address number for the location (e.g. 250) and the last digits being the floor number (e.g. 1 for level 1). In this scenario the Major would be 2501.
       
  • Minor Identifier: 
    We suggest using the structure of the digits of your floor number (e.g. 12) and the last digits being the space number (e.g. 102 for for desk number 102). In this scenario the Minor would be 12102.