GPS connected beacons allow you to geolocate a person or an object at any time, in real time, from a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer.
Simply place the beacon in a pocket, a bag or even attach it to your boat. They work without a SIM card. They require no installation or wiring. As soon as the beacon moves, it transmits the GPS position via the Sigfox network. The transmission frequency is adjustable: 2 minutes, 10 minutes (default value), 12 hours and 24 hours.
They have an alert button: simply press it and the beacon sends an SMS with the GPS position to a predefined contact (relative, friend, etc.).
What is Sigfox?
Very low speed and low consumption network, dedicated to connected objects, which is deployed in the frequency bands available worldwide without license.
Sigfox allows objects to communicate with each other through small messages (up to 140 12-byte messages per day) without going through a mobile phone.
The network covers 92% of French territory and is deployed in Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Germany, San Francisco (US) and DOM TOM; see Sifgox coverage site.
No roaming charges (roaming)
How does Sigfox work?
Create your account on mytifiz.com or via the My Tifiz mobile application.
Choose the formula adapted to your usage: prepaid cards or subscription from €3.40 incl. tax/month.
Add, name and configure your Tifiz beacon(s): mobile phone number of the recipient of the geolocated SMS alert (only 1 possible) : text message content: notification emails (2 possible emails); surveillance perimeter...
Activate and test the connection of your beacon with the Sgfox network and press the button.
What do I need?
A smartphone (IOS or Android) or a computer or a tablet with an internet connection or even a simple mobile phone capable of receiving an SMS (in this case, an alert only without location).