Solution Overview

Contact Tracing with IoT & Losant

The CDC has identified contact tracing as a key strategy for preventing the further spread of COVID-19. Take control of contact tracing in your facility. Proactively log close contact using small physical tags. Safely notify all associates who have been in contact with an infected person. Eliminate invasive privacy practices and concerns by utilizing this solution on enterprise property only.

  • Repurpose your investment post COVID-19
  • No phone or mobile app is required
  • Only close contact interactions are tracked, not locations
  • Tracing is limited to the work environment
  • Information is safely retained within the organization

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Contact Tracing Steps

Set up Contact Tracing with Losant

Losant provides a Contact Tracing Solution Framework to support the specific criteria for your business. Start your contact tracing program with a pilot. Then, get insights to select the appropriate hardware for your needs.

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Contact Tracing with Losant

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COVID-19 is establishing a new normal for enterprises. Watch our on-demand Deeper Dive webinar led by VP of Enterprise Solutions, Adam Daniel. Learn how you can protect the health and safety of people in your environment with an IoT-based contact tracing solution. He will show you how we use simple hardware beacons, gateways, and the Losant Enterprise IoT Platform to securely capture data.

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Contact Tracing with IoT vs. Contact
Tracing Mobile Apps

Using contact tracing in your enterprise environment demonstrates a willingness to protect your environment. Mobile contact tracing apps are designed for the public, but to work effectively, every individual must have a Bluetooth-enabled phone and the same mobile application. Using Losant for your facility or campus enables one source of truth for contact interactions and a historical record of data to quickly notify your associates.


  • Enterprises can distribute a wearable device, or tag, and no download or mobile phone is required. An enterprise will maintain the log of tag assignments.
  • The physical tag uses Bluetooth to track contact with other physical tags. The tag does not track location of a person, only interactions. No tracing happens once tag is removed (outside of facility, outside of working hours).
  • An infected person must report their status to the HR team or to the team managing tags and tag identities.
  • In the event someone is infected, every person who has been in contact with the infected person’s tag will be notified to quarantine.

Mobile App

  • A state or local health department must initiate mobile app creation and encourage the public to download it.
  • A mobile app will use Bluetooth to log every phone that encounters another phone using numeric codes to encrypt identities. In order to function correctly, Bluetooth must always be on and the phone must have the same app.
  • An infected person must report their status on the app.
  • Every person who has the app and who has encountered an infected person’s phone will be notified to quarantine immediately through the app.

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