FAQ 2017-02-15T16:38:21+00:00

FAQ

Does the system work when the phone is in sleep mode? 2017-02-15T17:02:10+00:00

For the system to work it is necessary to have installed and launched the app. When the phone is in sleep mode, if the application is on it will continue monitoring in the background. However, we recommend leaving the phone on for more security since some smartphone can kill background app to save battery life.

Do I need to be at least 100 m away from the boat to trigger a MOB alarm? 2017-02-15T17:03:32+00:00

The range of the beacon is 100 m in an open environment but as soon as it is immersed
the signal is blocked so you just need to put the bracelet underwater to trigger an alarm, no need to go a 100 meters away.

Do we need cell phone coverage to use the app? 2017-02-16T11:15:12+00:00

Monitoring beacon is performed using Bluetooth and GPS network so no need for cell phone coverage. However, the SMS sending option can only be performed under GSM coverage with valid cell phone plan.

How do I know if the beacon is turned on? 2017-02-16T11:16:06+00:00

To see if the beacon is on, just press the button briefly, if the beacon vibrates, it is on. Otherwise, you must press and hold the button to activate the beacon.

What will happen when the beacon’s battery is weak ? 2017-02-16T11:17:27+00:00

When the battery is weak, the beacon beeps every 3 minutes to tell you that the battery needs to be replaced.

How is the SMS sent ? 2017-02-16T11:18:24+00:00

The SMS is sent by the application using an automatic SMS sending server.

How do you turn off the beacon? 2017-02-16T11:19:15+00:00

To turn the beacon off, just leave it alone. If no movement is detected for 6 hours, the bracelet turns itself off. Otherwise you can always remove the battery.

Is the application able to follow a man overboard drifting? 2017-02-16T11:21:17+00:00

The application saves the position at the time of the fall, it is not able to follow a drifting object. It gives you the header and the distance to return to the point of fall.

Does the beacon activates automatically when it touches the water? 2017-02-16T11:22:23+00:00

The system does not turn on when it comes into contact with water, the bracelet emits a continuous signal which is blocked by water. So when the bracelet is immersed, it is as if it was off. It is a principle of positive security that limits failure problems and makes the system more secure.

How many beacons can we monitor with one phone? 2017-02-16T11:23:14+00:00

Unlike other systems that are limited, our system has no limit on the number of bracelets that you can monitor with a phone.

What is the autonomy of the beacon? 2017-02-17T12:12:20+00:00

The beacon has an autonomy of 600 hours of continuous emission (~25 days).

Can I use multiple phones for the surveillance on board? 2017-02-17T12:13:14+00:00

It is possible to monitor a beacon with several smartphones, just download the free app and scan the QR code of the beacon you wish to monitor.