If you're just learning how to deploy a Kontakt.io solution, you'll want to get familiar with the deployment steps and the Kontakt.io Kio Cloud platform.
If you're a developer integrating with the Kontakt.io IoT platform services and devices be sure to visit the Kontakt.io Developer Center to learn more about our APIs and SDKs. Once deployment and installation is complete, you can begin to consume data through the integration with our APIs and SDKs.
In general, there are five key steps. You'll be ready to start your Kontakt.io IoT journey when all steps are complete!
Step 1: Get Kio Cloud account
The first step of any Kontakt.io deployment is to create or sign in to your Kio Cloud account, Kontakt.io's cloud-based solution of apps. If you already have a Kio Cloud account, when you receive a Kontakt.io order you'll only need to add the devices to your account.
A Kio Cloud account is required to manage and monitor your Kontakt.io devices and configure Kio Cloud apps to meet your solution requirements.
For those integrating with our APIs and SDKs, your unique API Key is available from your Kio Cloud user profile.
Step 2: Add Devices
When you receive a Kontakt.io order, you’ll claim the Order ID to add the devices to your Kio Cloud account.
Step 3: Set up Smart Location
Kio Cloud Smart Location is the mapping of the deployment locations - from each campus, building, and building floors along with digital floor plans that map the rooms and spaces being monitored and the installation locations of Kontakt.io stationary devices.
Required to upload digital floor plan maps - supported files type include JPG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF.
This step is very important for location, occupancy, and tracking accuracy.
Step 4: Install Devices
Portal Lights, Portal Beams, Anchor Beacons (Kontakt.io stationary devices) - each device must be set up and installed with the Kio Setup Manager app. This step is completed onsite at the device install locations.
Tags, badges, and asset tags (Kontakt.io moving devices) - verify they are powered on and your solution's BLE -enabled gateway infrastructure devices (Portal Lights to integrated BLE Access Points) are deployed and have online connectivity to Kio Cloud.
Step 5: Explore Kio Cloud
Learn about monitoring and managing your deployed Kontakt.io devices and other system settings.
Device Management app - manage and monitor your Kontakt.io devices.
Users app - manage who has access to Kio Cloud.
Policy Foundry app - manage when and how alerts are triggered when a monitored condition is reached. Conditions monitored can include button press events, occupancy thresholds, to device health conditions.
If you're integrating your own web or mobile apps with the Kontakt.io IoT platform, be sure to visit the Kontakt.io Developer Center.
It's Kontakt.io's cloud-based app platform. It's where you can manage and monitor your Kontakt.io solution - from beacons, tags, badges, Portal Beams, and Portal Lights, users that have access to your Kio Cloud account, to policies that generate event notifications, and more!
Need to sign in to your Kio Cloud account? From a web browser, go to https://app.cloud.us.kontakt.io/.
When you receive an order from Kontakt.io, the order's devices must be added to your Kio Cloud account. From this launchpad option, you'll enter your Kontakt.io Order ID.
The app where you'll set up and manage your locations, including campuses, buildings, and floors. From each floor, you can view the real-time data received by your Kontakt.io devices, including location, occupancy, and telemetry data.
Smart Location is required for tracking, location, and occupancy-based services and solutions.
A policy-based monitoring app that generates email and text notifications to alert staff of monitored condition excursion events or configure to send events to an AWS Kinesis or Azure Event Hub Stream.
From a policy, you can set its monitored condition to generate events for badges and tags button presses, occupancy thresholds, device battery levels, to device location events.
The app where you'll monitor and manage your Kontakt.io devices - from getting insights into your device inventory and statuses to keeping devices up to date with the latest firmware and applying configuration changes.
Devices can also be managed through our Device Management API and SDKs.
The app where you'll manage who has access to your Kio Cloud account.
Users will also find their unique API Key required to integrate with our APIs and SDKs.