09-07-2012 08:30 AM
We are looking a securing a particular area from devices in general.
It is easy enough to day for someone to watch a map to see the triangulated locations of all devices which can be heard.
We would like to draw an area (as simple as a box) on a floor plan and have an alert sent anytime a device (regular client device, ad-hoc mode wifi device, or a device such as an iPhone sharing it's internet connection by creating it's own wifi infrastructure mode hotspot) wanders into the designated area.
We would like to eliminate the person watching a map and have these alerts automated . In the email for instance could/should be a link to at least the device mac address so we can then follow up with it on the system.
I see in AWMS that we can alert based on a new devices or maybe have some sort of alerting based on signal strength - which does not satisfy our requirement - we are most interested specifically on actual location.
No we don't want to start doing any custom coding with any APIs. :)
We are running ArubaOS 18.104.22.168 and AWMS 7.5.4. Is there a way to do this with either?
09-10-2012 08:19 AM
There is no way in AirWave to alert on a device entering or leaving a region. AirWave has a location accuracy of about 5-7 meters with ~10 minutes of latency. When people draw a region on a map they typically want to know which side of a wall a device is on. VisualRF is not accurate enough to give that kind of information. Additionally, when people are looking for these kinds of alerts, they want to respond immediately when a device leaves the region. The latency inherent in AirWave makes that very difficult.
What type of devices do you want to track entering/leaving a region? In many cases we would recommend one of our partners like Aeroscout or Ekahau to get this type of alerting.