IoT Reflection – Pilgrim Tracking Solution

Based on Low Power Wide Area Network technology deployed for Smart Cities & Industrial IoT applications!



With Pilgrimage tourism in India ramping on upward curve, pilgrim safety and security is a need of the hour. While there are several measures adopted to control the crowds; stampedes resulting in subsequent loss of lives due to unattended medical emergencies have become an everyday phenomenon.



The Pilgrim tracking IoT solution has been specifically designed keeping in view all the real scenarios faced by the pilgrims as well as authorities during the pilgrimage season.

Our Pilgrim Tracking solution is based on the simple principle i.e. fit for purpose technology. Unlike most of the human tracking technologies such as RFID, our solution utilizes the dynamic capabilities of IoT and LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) currently being used for localization purposes in smart cities and industrial applications. LPWAN capabilities ensure high network coverage for transmitting and receiving communication which makes it possible to track human movement in terrains, mountains and high altitude areas of 10,000 feet and above.

The solution can be implemented by setting up a low power wide area network through IoT Detectors along with GPS covering the entire pilgrimage distance (journey start point to journey end point)  traveled by the pilgrims.

Solution Highlights

  • Energy Efficient Long Range
  • Coverage in High Altitudes
  • IoT Wearables/Sensors
  • Easy to Install Detectors
  • Integrated Backend
  • Data Cloud Storage
  • Live Data Reporting Tool
  • Highly Scalable for future applications: Smart City
  • Low Cost Maintenance
  • Data Secured & Encrypted

How it works?

  • Each pilgrim when commencing journey is provided with an IoT Sensor having inbuilt GPS and SOS button that communicates with the IoT Detectors and sends location data in real time.
  • The pilgrims on their journey if faced with extreme natural calamities and weather conditions can press SOS button on their sensor and notify about the emergency to the pilgrimage authorities.
  • The responder teams are notified and can view the exact location of the pilgrim in distress on dashboard map in real time and provide assistance.

Solution Components

  • Sensor
  • Detector
  • Web Application

IoT Sensor

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Inbuilt GPS
  • SOS Button
  • Battery powered
  • 6 months – 1 year battery backup
  • Accidental push proof
  • Waterproof, Dustproof
  • Can be tied to Mules & Horses

IoT Detector

  • Receives data in real time
  • Range upto 50 km with line of sight
  • Supports Wi-Fi and GPRS
  • Power Supply 220V -240V
  • Light weight, sturdy hardware
  • Waterproof, Dustproof
  • Tamperproof
  • Messaging and Notifications


  • Interactive and Highly Intuitive Web Based Portal
  • View Real Time Pilgrim Count, Location and Status wise
  • Customized Reporting Tool
  • Displays panic locations where help is needed
  • Real Time Updation
  • Access Anytime, Anywhere

Solution Benefits: Using Live Dashboard feature, the Pilgrimage authorities can:

  • Track and identify pilgrims including lost & injured
  • Guiding lost pilgrims to camps, Medical Emergencies
  • Control crowds, Prevent Stampedes, Strengthen Pilgrim Security
  • Check Real Time pilgrim count, location, status tracking available on single dashboard to Tourism Directorate Office
  • Generate comprehensive reports in real time which can be accessed anytime, anywhere by Disaster Management Teams, Home Ministry and District Collectors

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