I am working on a project for a client. My project is about tracking assets indoors.
I have a large warehouse with several store rooms. Each room being about 50x50 ft large.
Each room contains assets belonging to the client. An asset may be anything from simple tools like hammers, saws, gloves, uniforms to laptops to forklifts. In the case of the uniforms client would like the tags sewn into the uniforms.
Each asset is in a storeroom. I want to tag each asset such that when an asset is taken out of Store Room A my software is able to detect that an asset has been taken out of store room A.
If an asset is moved to another store room by system should be able to track that the asset was moved from Store Room A to Store Room B almost immediately and send a notification to the manager on his phone.
Also if an asset is removed from the warehouse my system should be able to detect that as well and also send a notification to the manager's phone.
At any point in time my client or the manager should be able to use the software to know exactly which store room any asset is in.
From the research I have done I know this is a system of RFID tags and Readers. However after checking prices of readers I have realised cost wise it would be too expensive deploying multiple readers all over the warehouse or for each store room.
What I would like to know is:
Can I have a single reader per warehouse and still be able to extend the range so it covers all store rooms?
I would need a recommendation for the type of reader to use.
I would like a recommendation for the type of RFID tags to use for this purpose.
Are there any other equipment I would need to complete this project?