The 'My Beacons' feature allows you to add a Beacon to your account, name it, and set a custom radius which applies to that Beacon only.
Previously, your pup's Halo would respond to all Halo Beacons it would encounter.
- For existing users: If your pup's Halo is currently configured to respond to all Halo Beacons, it will continue to do so until you add a Beacon to your account in the Halo App. Once you add a Beacon to your account, your Halo will only respond to Beacons that are registered to your account.
- For new users: Your pup's Halo will only respond to Beacons that are registered to your account in the Halo App. If you have not added any Beacons to your account, you won't be able to turn Beacons on for your pet.
How should I use My Beacons?
My Beacons give you more freedom to determine where your dog can go!
For example, if you're using a Beacon specifically for training, then you might choose to keep that Beacon's radius small so that your dog only receives feedback when they are close to the Beacon.
Alternatively, if you are using a different Beacon to keep your dog out of an entire room, then you might set that Beacon to a higher radius so that your dog receives feedback at the doorway or throughout the room.
How to add a Beacon to your account:
Similar to Halo Fences, you can add a Beacon to your account by navigating to Settings and then Beacons in the Halo App. (For more detailed instructions, read How to add a Beacon to your account.)
- To add a Beacon, make sure it is powered on and near your phone, and then press the Add Beacon button.
- Your phone will scan for nearby Halo Beacons and show you their serial #s, which are also printed on each Halo Beacon.
- Select the Beacon to add, and give it a name (i.e. “Upstairs Bathroom”).
- Configure that Beacon’s range to your desired area.
- Decide if you want to receive Notifications when your pup’s Halo responds to that Beacon.
Once you have added your Halo Beacons to your account, you can ‘mute’ any one of them, and your dogs’ Halos will ignore them. As a reminder, each dog needs Beacons to be enabled (on its Pet Card) for its Halo to provide feedback for any of your Beacons.
When viewing the list of My Beacons, you will now be able to see:
- Whether your Beacons are on (they will have recently reported), and
- How much battery life you have remaining for each one
You will also receive low battery warnings for your Beacons.
- The Beacon radius is spherical, not flat, which means that if you set your Beacon's radius to a high setting, it is possible for your dog to trigger Beacon Feedback when they are on another floor in your house. Keep this in mind when setting your radius.
- For more general information on Halo Beacons, see the article "What are Halo Beacons?".