IPS: the advantages of an indoor geolocation service

IPS or Indoor Positioning System is a technology that allows to locate an object or a person inside a building. This device facilitates the management of interior spaces as well as the optimization of people flow. Discover all the advantages of an indoor positioning system.

A better orientation in a building thanks to IPS

Finding your way around is the number one advantage of an indoor geolocation service. This system allows occupants, visitors or emergency services to better orient themselves in a building to reach people or find objects. The navigation is done in real time and in full autonomy, which offers a fluid experience to the user.

For an efficient and simple use of an indoor geolocation solution, it is first necessary to digitally map the entire building in order to obtain an accurate map of the premises. The building map is then available to everyone, without the need for a network or mobile application.

To access the map, visitors download the interactive map onto their smartphone, for example by displaying a QR code at the entrance of the building. This map can also be available on your website or a digital terminal, but also via a mobile application to facilitate the reception and guidance of visitors.

Locate people easily and accurately

The other advantage of the IPS is its ability to locate precisely people (or objects, as needed) in real time inside a building.

This is an asset for security, as it allows you to know when someone enters a restricted area, leaves the building or changes floors. In the event of an incident, this is a huge advantage for a security service or rescue team.

In a hospital, this indoor tracking system is particularly useful. It improves the patient’s pathway in the ambulatory or emergency room because it can be used without a mobile network, and therefore without the risk of creating interference with medical equipment.

It also allows you to track the movements of at-risk patients, even outside the building, by coupling it to an external GPS. More reactive, more efficient, you gain in agility and security, simply by equipping each patient with a geolocation bracelet.

Collect and analyze location data indoors

Beyond simple location, an indoor geolocation service can become a great decision support tool. You collect useful data on activities in a building: pedestrian movements, frequency of passage, stopping times… Once analyzed, this information allows you to improve the use of space and resource allocation.

In concrete terms, a hospital can open a second reception point to reduce waiting time if it notices an influx of patients at admissions. A patient can be monitored within the facility throughout his or her hospitalization. Patients are also managed more quickly by healthcare staff, operational management of surgical procedures and supervision of different departments is improved.

By integrating an IPS solution into your information system, you get a relevant overview of the premises. Discover all our indoor geolocation solutions to better understand mobility in your company or your health establishment.