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I Want to Send a Message Out To Passers By. How Does it Work? Are Beacons Suitable?
Google have removed the capability of smartphones to receive notifications without the use of an app. Read about the use of beacons in marketing.
Which Beacons Don't Require Registration/Login/Subscription to a Platform to Configure Them?
None of our beacons require you to register, login or subscribe to a proprietary platform to administer them. All use stand-alone apps for configuration.
When will you get SmartBeacon-4AA into stock?
Sensoro are now only supplying the AA Pro model and have discontinued the non-pro model.
Which Beacons Can Be Configured to Transmit Only When Moving?
The following beacons support motion triggered broadcast: https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/sensor/ib001m https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/allbeacons/iB002M
Do Beacons Include Batteries?
Most beacons include batteries but it depends on the manufacturer. Click on the specification tab for the respective beacon and it will tell you if the battery is included. We also usually note on the...
Which Beacons Work With External Mains Electrical Power?
If you use a smartphone-type USB mains adapter (offering a standard USB socket), usb beacons can be plugged into the adapter. Alternatively, your accompanying hardware might already have a USB slot. T...
Which Beacons Support iBeacon and Eddystone Simultaneously?
These are the beacons that support simultaneous transmission: https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/simultaneous-ibeacon-eddystone Depending on your requirement, we recommend: For longest battery life:
Can You Set the Maximum Range For a Beacon?
Yes, but not accurately. We have a blog post on this topic.  Also read Choosing The Transmitted Power, Beacon Orientation vs Range an
Where Can I Find a Beacon Software Solution that Does xyz?
We have a blog post on this topic.
Is There a Beacon That Works Without Bluetooth On?
We have a blog post answering this question.
How Long Does the Battery Last?
From months to 7 years. It mainly depends on the size of the battery. Each beacon in our store has a 'Specification' tab where you can see the manufacturer's estimate of the battery life.  The batter...
How Far Can Beacons Transmit?
Beacons generally reach up to 50 to 70m. However, there are some that have longer or ultra-long range up to 4000m. We also have an article on
Is iBeacon or Eddystone Best for My Particular Situation?
There are lots of factors you should consider when choosing between iBeacon and Eddystone. The following articles and blog posts explain what beacons are and how iBeacon and Eddystone works: What are ...
Which Beacons Send a Message/Notification to Phones?
Google have removed the capability of smartphones to receive notifications without the use of an app. Read about the use of beacons in marketing.
What's the Size and Weight of the Beacon?
The size, weight and other specifications are shown in the the 'Specification' tab of the respective product descriptions. Please see the attached screen for an example.  
Where are the Products Sent From?
They are sent from Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Is it Possible to Do This With Beacons?
Beacons transmit either an ID or a web address. A fuller description can be found in our article What are Beacons? and some uses can be found in Ways to Use Beacons. We also have an articles
How Do I Track People with Beacons?
We have an article on Determining Location Using Bluetooth Beacons and Using Beacons, iBeacons for Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS).
I am a Marketer, How Can I Use Beacons to Send Out Messages?
Google have removed the capability of smartphones to receive notifications without the use of an app. Read about the use of beacons in marketing.
Which Beacons Have What Sensors?
We have a blog post on this topic with a downloadable pdf table.
What's the Specification of This Beacon?
The specification for every beacon is found in the 'Specification' tab of each beacon description in the online store.
Is it possible to have a phone notification that once clicked will take the customer to our website?
Google have removed the capability of smartphones to receive notifications without the use of an app. Read about the use of beacons in marketing.
We have an App That Uses Kontakt Beacons. We Want to Replace With Other Beacons. Is This Possible?
It depends on how the app has been created. If it only uses the standard Bluetooth libraries in iOS and Android then you can use other beacons. If the app is using the Kontakt APIs then it's likely th...
Does BeaconRTLS Support Bluetooth Angle of Arrival (AoA)?
Angle of arrival is new to Bluetooth. It was only added to the Bluetooth spec in January 2019 so it will be a long while before hardware products appear that adhere to the Bluetooth AoA specification....
Do You Have a Direction Finding Beacon?
The Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding Standard is new and there are currently no ready-made beacons or gateways on the market that support Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding.
Where Can I Buy Estimote Beacons?
Sorry, we don't sell Estimote beacons. They can only be purchased from Estimote because they have a matching SAAS server to manage the beacons. Take a look at our beacons if you wish to consider mor...
Where Can I Buy Kontakt Beacons?
Sorry, we don't sell Kontakt beacons. They can only be purchased from Kontakt because they have a matching SAAS server to manage the beacons. Take a look at our beacons if you wish to consider more o...
Which Beacons Support Bluetooth 5.0?
All the beacons are Bluetooth 4.1. Here are some posts from our blog that clarify the situation: https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/blog/bluetooth-5-in-smartphones/ https://www.beaconzone.co.uk/blog/update-...
Do You Have Programmable Beacons?
We have a blog post about programmable beacons.
 
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