SafetyTag™ – Quick Guide (AUS)

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BlueCats’ SafetyTag™ provides accurate contact tracing for any workplace.

The SafetyTag is a dual-band Tag, utilizing both Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and Bluetooth LE technologies. UWB allows for centimeter-level ranging between Tags, while Bluetooth LE is used to offload spatial logging events in a battery-efficient manner. The combination provides tracking accuracy and up to 6 months of battery life on a single charge.

 

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BlueCats’ SafetyTag™

How It Works

The SafetyTag works together with a BlueCats ProxPoint and the BlueCats’ Loop Cloud application to provide a complete Contact Tracing Solution.

SafetyTag features and workflow

Employees wear SafetyTags using the built-in clip or with a lanyard. When SafetyTag wearers come within a specified distance of each other (configurable), an Event can occur. These events are stored on each tag until they come within range of a ProxPoint™. Once in range (100 m), these events are sent to a ProxPoint via Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). The ProxPoint will then send the events to Loop Cloud – via Wi-Fi or hardwired internet connection – where a user can view events, reports, and event history.

The Safety Tag

The image below shows the SafetyTag and its three LED indicators.

Info Sheet

BC2611 Info Sheet

LEDS

  1. Charge LED

    1. Blinking Green – Charging

    2. Solid Green – Charged

    3. Blank – Off charger

  2. Battery LED (inactive)

  3. Proximity Alert LED (inactive)

Events

There are two types of events that can occur when SafetyTags approach each other: Nearby Events and Contact Events.

A Nearby Event occurs when two SafetyTags come within 3 meters of each other. When the 3-meter range is exceeded, the Nearby Event terminates. Each SafetyTag will store the event individually until it can be offloaded to a ProxPoint.

A Contact Event occurs when two SafetyTags come within 1.5 meters of each other. When the 1.5-meter range is exceeded, the Contact Event terminates. Each SafetyTag will store the event individually until it can be offloaded to a ProxPoint.

Note: BlueCats support can configure Nearby and Contact Event default distance thresholds as requested.

Configuration options

Various features can be configured to customize event handling and SafetyTag notifications.

  1. On or Off – Events can be enabled or disabled. The default setting is Enabled.
  2. Distance required to trigger Nearby Event – the distance between two SafetyTags that triggers a Nearby Event is an adjustable setting. The default setting is 3 meters.
  3. Distance required to trigger Contact Event – the distance between two SafetyTags that triggers a Contact Event is an adjustable setting. The default setting is 1.83 meters (6 feet)Note: Contact Event notifications may take up to 30 seconds to begin.
  4. SafetyTag Notifications
    1. LED – The LED can be enabled or disabled. The default setting for the LED is Disabled

    2. Buzz – The SafetyTag vibration can be enabled or disabled. The default setting for vibration is Disabled

    3. Beep – The Beep notification can be enabled or disabled. The default setting is Disabled.

Note: The SafetyTag notifications, including LED, Buzz, and Beep, all significantly affect battery life. We recommend keeping all SafetyTag notifications disabled for both Nearby and Contact Events to maximize SafetyTag battery life.

Checking Battery Status

Push the center button once to see your SafetyTag’s current battery level via a series of flashes from the Low Battery LED.

Number of Low Battery LED Flashes

Battery Remaining (%)

5 Flashes

100%

4 Flashes

99–75%

3 Flashes

74–50%

2 Flashes

49–25%

1 Flash 

24–0%

 

BlueCats Support

We’re here to help. If you need any assistance, please contact us for technical support via the BlueCats Support site. We also welcome your questions and suggestions to improve your experience with our products.

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