BEEKs Combo-Badges may be combined with existing passive RFID card badges
to support established access control or payment systems. When combined with HID Global’s end-to-end IoT ecosystem, that includes BluFiTM BLE to WiFi gateways and the BluzoneTM cloud services, BEEKs can be centrally managed through the cloud to transfer new messages, firmware updates and battery status checks remotely. Their unique design allows BEEKs to broadcast reliably even in densely populated WiFi environments.
When the button on the backside of the BEEKS Duress Badge is pressed, it will send an alert to the Bluzone Cloud (when in range of a connected BluFi). It can trigger several reactions like: e-mail as part of policy; alert to screen and alert to report or API call to activate / present an alert on the duress dashboard or customer’s legacy systems. This is typically used for distress or notification signals by the wearer of the badge. The related dashboard is part of the Bluzone RTLS / Workplace Optimisation SaaS. The button badge is designed to hold a personalised ISO card (with optional RFID) in horizontal format.
BEEKs BLE beacons are available in multiple form factors and sensor configurations for different applications like Real-time Location (RTLS) for assets, condition monitoring of motorised equipment or retail use cases to interact with smartphones in an Apple iBeacon or Google Eddystone compatible format.
The extensible architecture allows organizations to scale deployments of standard beacon applications and extend to centralized management, real-time condition monitoring or location services in a later phase.