Think of indoor positioning systems as a kind of GPS for being on foot. Instead of getting directions in a car, you’re given directions for how to walk through a facility. This can help you find a specific location without becoming lost. In turn, avoiding this kind of confusion saves customers and employees a lot of extra frustration that they’d otherwise aim at each other.
Who can use indoor positioning systems?
How many times have you gotten lost in a mall only to backtrack to the entrance where you came in? It’s frustrating. Also, you get angry at your friends and family there with you, you get angry at the shops and employees, and you get angry at yourself. It doesn’t make the shopping experience more enjoyable and you’re less likely to spend more time at the mall or come back to it.
Access the indoor positioning system via a phone app. It easily helps customers locate specific stores. Additionally, by seeing what other stores they like are along the route, they won’t accidentally miss another shopping opportunity.
Hospital campuses and other health care facilities can be very confusing to navigate. This risks throwing off schedules for appointments and frustrates patients and their families.
Warehouses often welcome outside guests – from clients to inspectors, you don’t want to appear confused or lost. Also, by utilizing indoor positioning systems, you can always know exactly what section you’re going to. This gives you more time to interact and make the experience personable for your guests. It also helps employees cut down on time they’d otherwise spend running back to the office to look at a map. This easily cuts down on wasted employee efficiency – time that can be spent making the warehouse more efficient in other ways.