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Setup a Bluetooth beacon tag

Summary

You'll add a beacon tag to an asset, set it up in Spotto and test that it's working.

You will need:

  • Phone or PC
  • Bluetooth beacon tag
  • Cable ties
  • Spotto B1 Bluetooth Reader

Login to Spotto

Go to spotto.app/assets and login using your Spotto details. Check your email inbox or spam folder for your Spotto username and password.

Give your asset a name

Click the plus button to begin, then give your asset a name in Spotto. Once you're happy, click save.

Consider including some descriptive details into your names. Watch the video

Add the beacon MAC address

Click 'Add a Beacon' then enter the MAC address printed on your beacon tag. Click 'Add' when you're done.

A MAC address is a sequence of 12 characters that uniquely identifies your beacon — like a license plate, and looks like 00:00:00:00:00:00, but sometimes without the colon separator.

Cable-tie the beacon to your asset

Cable tie the beacon tag to your asset to keep the two together.

Wrapping up

Click 'Finish Setup' to finalise your new asset with a beacon tag.

Test the beacon

Now let's check that your asset is being detected. Bring your newly tagged asset close to an online reader then type the name of the asset in Spotto Search. If everything is working as it should, your new asset should appear in the search results along with the last location.

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