What is a Beacon?
The Rockbot Anthem Beacon easily connects to your music system and your customers. It automatically plays your customers’ favorite songs when they visit your business. Beacons are pre-configured to your locations with no setup required.
A beacon is a small wireless device that transmits a low-power signal, much like a virtual lighthouse, allowing it to communicate with your customers' smartphones.
Please keep in mind, we do not track customers when they are not checked in to the location. The Beacons work by using Bluetooth which recognizes the Beacon when they are within ~20ft.
How can I purchase a beacon?
First, confirm that you have a Rockbot Engage or Rockbot Request subscription (essentially where customers can make song requests). If you do, you can follow the below link to purchase a beacon. http://store.rockbot.com/product/rockbot-beacon
If you do not have an Engage/Request subscription but you'd like to learn more, you can email email@example.com.
Can DJ Users opt out?
Yes. DJ users can opt-out of this feature by turning off their Bluetooth or deselecting the "Enable background check-ins" feature in the settings menu of the Rockbot user app.
Does Bluetooth drain my battery?
New phones use Bluetooth 3.0 which is very low power. The impact on the battery is actually much lower than GPS which is normally the way apps like Rockbot enable users to check in.