The client wanted to have an iPad app built which would be used by their sales personnel to display the utility and range of each product. The app would be integrated with Google Maps so that users could center on a specific building or location in order to then create their security array. To create their security array, users would be able to drag and drop various sensors in order to achieve their desired coverage area. The map and the product images would match in scale so a realistic sensor pattern could be displayed.
The biggest engineering challenge PLAVEB faced revolved around the issue of image scaling. We needed to ensure that we could faithfully display an accurate depiction of the coverage area a particular sensor would have as it would be crucial to the planning of the security arrays. In the end, we determined that we would create three predefined zoom levels within the map, each to be used in conjunction with appropriately scaled sensor images.