IOT Asset tracking in factories &warehouses
Assets in factories and warehouses are in different sizes, shapes, and deployed for many reasons. Some are part of the plant and machinery, some are moveable and others are stationary. Trolleys, Pallets, drills, and forklifts are examples of moving objects that need to be tracked while in motion – for the ease to locate them, manage inventory count, and ensuring the right equipment at the right place to help productivity. In certain regions, there is a need to look at accountability as well, due to theft and misuse of high-value equipment. The company-owned laptops, printers, and other devices also need to be tracked regularly for security and safety.
Indoor GPS & inventory tracking
The biggest challenge of a GPS system is the lack of support for long battery life on the tags. With the advent of indoor GPS system for asset tracking, smart factories are now able to zone the shopfloor and measure the efficiencies of production and the movement and location of equipment and contractors.
Wireless sensors for IOT asset tracking
Traditional bar code systems and passive RFID systems have dominated the purpose of meeting the needs of inventory tracking in industries. The advent of Bluetooth Low Energy sensors has brought in much convenience by enabling the seamless integration of battery-operated tags attached in factory inventors. These tags provide a range of up to 200 meters line of sight for asset tracking in factories and warehouses. This also helps in reducing the cost of infrastructure deployment – wired readers, gateways, etc.
IOT for workforce & contractor tracking in factories
Workforce tracking solutions are a prerequisite in certain industries to track the movement and location of temporary staff and contractors. This is applicable in high-security manufacturing zones and requirements to meet the safety needs of construction and ship repair industries.