To list Beacons with low batteries we recommend using the Beacon Status List report.
You may also use the facility Map to hover over red dot Beacons but the Beacon Status List is more efficient.
The number of beacons which need to be checked are highlighted in the red call out which in this example displays "15". Select "Beacon Battery Map" for more Beacon details.
[DO NOT SELECT MANAGE - contact CarePredict Support when you need to make changes to the Beacons using the Manage feature.]
Beacon Batteries will need to be replaced every 10 to 14 months, beacon batteries may deplete quicker in corridors or common areas which are well-lit.
Schedule the Beacon Status List Report to be sent to the person/team responsible for Beacon Batteries.
1. Squeeze both sides of the Beacon to open and remove the batteries, wait 30 seconds before you insert the new batteries.
2. INSERT THE NEW BATTERIES and a red LED should flash.
NOTE: the red LED flashes to indicate battery capacity (10 x = 100%)
[1 flash = 10%... 5 flashes = 50%... 8 flashes = 80%]
If the Red LED does not flash - Email the Beacon Serial # and Room Description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Wave your Tempo with "Enable Beacon Battery Update Mode" in front of the Beacon for 30 seconds
The Tempo will read the Beacon Battery level and send the battery level to the CarePredict database which will be reflected in the Beacon Status List Report within a few minutes.
You may want to create a Facility Admin Account with assigned, labeled Tempo: "Beacon Battery Test" This is the Tempo to use to wave in front of the Beacon.
The "Enable Beacon Battery Update Mode" exhausts the Tempo Battery quickly, so keep charged Tempo Batteries handy.
Use only Lithium CR123A batteries.
IMPORTANT: Remove both batteries and WAIT 30 seconds before inserting the new batteries.