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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for "lost my keys" beacons?

The problem is essentially one of receivers and of power. A "find my keys" type of beacon needs to be small enough to attach to your keychain and you probably don't want to have to regularly ...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for "lost my keys" beacons?

This is an unusual use-case where the data throughput which you require is really low - range and low power are the driving factors. This points in the direction of a low data-rate, narrow band ...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for "lost my keys" beacons?

I would like to say that Yes, Bluetooth is a good candidate for indoor positioning. Depending on how good positioning you want, of course. If you have Bluetooth beacons scattered over your house it ...
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How does transmit power influence the accuracy of beacon sensor readings?

Bluetooth (and pretty much every other transmission protocol in contrast to sensors like radar) are based on digital protocols. This means that the signals are both binary, and protected by error ...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for "lost my keys" beacons?

If you are an experienced tinkerer, you might consider Goufalite’s solution. Personally, I think that market forces drive the commercially available solutions to be the best that they can currently ...
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Connecting Proximity beacon with Mobile App

I don't think there is currently a better option out there. It doesn't even need an app to work since it can provide URLs, it's open-source and more secure than the main competitors due to ephemeral ...
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Maximum Bluetooth LE devices near each other without interference

If you add som randomness to the transmissions you'll be fine. Like 2min +/- random number between 1-10 seconds. You might not even need to do that. As some else have already mentioned the low ...
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What is the difference between beacon products

TL;DR: iBeacons and AltBeacons are almost the same thing: they broadcast a UUID from the beacon itself and use external databases to give beacons meaning. iBeacons are closed source, Apple-...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for "lost my keys" beacons?

For longer distances, I would recommend you look for a device that uses radio waves instead of Bluetooth but a word of warning, they are a bit bulkier and I'm not 100% if they make them specifically ...
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