Take advantage of our included theft protection consultancy.
Connectivity has different levels depending upon the type of information you want to monitor.
All of the technologies BackPedal uses have geolocation capability in case of theft but connectivity can go well beyond this.
The wide array of technologies involved in micromobility connectivity systems is what makes this such a challenging area to navigate.
The technology is closely related to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Whilst a complex area to navigate, there are a three key components to be aware of.
This enables remote, wireless communication with devices. For simplicity these can be split into short range and long range communication.
Long range: These include traditional phone networks (2G, 3G and 4G), emerging IoT communication networks (NB-IoT, LTE-M) and other emerging networks using different radio communications protocols such as Lora.
Short range: These are designed for wireless communication when in close proximity. Common technologies include Bluetooth and NFC. Ultra Wide Band is also coming soon in this area.
This is the way in which devices can calculate their location.
The most well known of these is GPS. However, there are several other less widely known geolocation technologies out there. One example of this is WiFi scanning.
The range of possible sensors is almost infinite. The most obvious ones in this context are for battery health or sensors used to monitor hardware performance.