Geofencing could add security layer for mobile devices
Geofencing technology — tracking the location of a mobile device — could offer an extra layer of security for enterprises trying to manage both company-owned and employee-owned devices. However, the technology can also raise worries about privacy and battery life.
Extra layer of security
Last fall, Romania-based CoSoSys Ltd. added geofencing to its mobile device management software, tracking location via GPS, Wifi and Bluetooth beacons.
But the first major use of the technology wasn’t for companies tracking employees — but for companies tracking visitors.
CoSoSys has customers in the high-tech industry who want to ensure that visitors can’t take pictures when they enter particular secured areas. Typically, they ask visitors to leave their mobile devices at the door, to put tape over the camera lenses.