Tile locator

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Tile locator

Does anyone have experience using the bluetooth in the meraki WAP's to track BLE devices like "Tile"?



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While I have no experience with them, I do just see them in my Bluetooth clients list. So the scanning API should also report about them.



What are you trying to do?

Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Location tracking may not work very good in this case.  The APs can only work on when they see a bluetooth beacon being emitted.


From a quick read it looks like the tile responds to a SmartPhone trying to connect to it.  If it sits silent the rest of the time the AP wont see anything.


If it sits there and say only emits a beacone every 30 minutes to conserve power then there would only be a data point every 30 minutes to work with.  I don't know how frequently "Tile" emits because unsolicited - it may not do this at all.



So just make sure you have low expectations of the outcome if you go down this path.

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