Place Beacon

This feature allows the user to scan for nearby beacons and then set them in Mapper Mode. The scanned beacons are arranged by their proximity which will allow the user to easily place the nearest one.


  1. While in Mapper Mode, Click the “Bluetooth” icon on the top right corner of the app.

Place Beacon

  1. After pressing the “Beacon” icon, the app will scan for nearby beacons for 5 seconds. During this time, it is important not to move from the current location as it could skew the results.

Beacon Scan

  1. Once Mapper has finished scanning, it will display the results in an ordered list. The list is ordered by proximity (Immediate, Near, or Far), and it includes BLE Beacons and UWB Beacons. If the location changes, press the “Scan Again” button to generate a new list of nearby devices. To proceed, select the specific beacon or anchor to place.

Beacon List

  1. After selecting the beacon, set its location on the map. Move the map to align the beacon icon with its real-world location. While placing the icon, previously placed beacons will appear faded. Once the icon is in the correct location, press the “check mark” icon to finish.

Placed Beacon

Best Practices

  • Use choke-points. Placing an anchor at a choke-point will help to make sure users get good ranges to it as they walk past.

  • Place anchors about hip level. Because we recommend that tracking units be worn on the user’s belt or mounted to the torso, placing anchors about hip level will minimize vertical distances when ranging between anchor and tracking unit.

  • Place anchors near a power source. If an anchor is intented to be left for an extended period of time, plug them in so that the user doen’t have to recharge them between uses.

  • Use identifiable locations. It is important that beacons are placed accurately. Using identifiable locations will make it easier to correctly place the icon in Mapper

  • Make sure the anchors are firmly placed. Once the anchor is set in place, they should not move. If an anchor is moved, NEON could solve the user’s location incorrectly. If an anchor does need to be moved after placed, just be sure to update its position in NEON Command.