Your Portal Beam Kit devices are now claimed and
are available on your Kio Cloud account.

Next steps


Setup Smart Location on the Kio Cloud

Setting up Smart Location is key to test the accuracy of this kit. Go on Kio Cloud, select Smart Location and add your location, building, and floor plans. Draw your rooms and corridors; finally place Portal Beam and Portal Light on the map you created. If you feel like you need more assistance contact our support.


Use the Kio Mobile App to setup your devices

Once your buildings and floors are set up, you need to install, configure and test your devices. You can do it using the Kio Gateway Installer mobile app, available both for iOS and Android phones.

Kio Mobile App

Download the Kio Gateway Installer app on your phone. Select the Cloud environment and login using your Kio Cloud credentials

Portal Light

Connect Portal Light to your network from the Kio Cloud, select 'Use Guided Setup' > 'Portal Light Setup' to configure it and to test that it works

Portal Beam

Select the option 'Beam Setup' on the app and follow the configuration steps till your installation is successful

Download the app from Google Play or App Store.

Can’t install the app now? Consult our Knowledge Base to get some guidance on how to setup your devices manually.

Portal Light - Install, configure and test
Portal Beam - Install, configure and test

Start your IoT journey

Log into your Kio Cloud account and start using your data. Use your kit to test the following use cases: space occupancy, environmental monitoring, and indoor wayfinding.

Need more help?

What are the prerequisites for using this starter kit?

- Wifi connection
- Nice to have for improved accuracy: floorplan (.png .jpeg)

How do the 3 devices work together?

Portal Beam works as the all-in-one sensor, measuring occupancy, air quality, temperature, humidity, light and others, including detecting room-level certainty of the Smart Badge via IR sensor.

Portal Light reads the information gathered by the Portal Beam and detects the Smart Badge via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) signals, with all this information captured, Portal Light sends the data to the Kio Cloud where data is processed by Kio Location Engine.

Smart Badge is detected by both Portal Light via BLE and Portal Beam via IR. Both combinations will provide improved accuracy which gives room-level certainty.

What’s the function of Portal Beam, Portal Light, Smart Badge in this demo kit?

The Portal Beam Demo Kit consists of:

→ 1 x Portal Beam: this is to be installed on the ceiling, center of a room, ideally room size about 200 sqft. This is the all-in-one sensor.

→ 1 x Portal Light: this is powered by a power socket on the wall. Installed on the wall, ideally not blocked by any objects like closets, tables. This is the BLE to WiFi gateway.

→ 1 x Smart Badge: this is the IR capable BLE badge card holder with 2 active buttons.

What can I do with this starter kit? What use cases does it fulfill?


Live Occupancy: Meeting room management; Floor plan occupancy; Desk occupancy (hot-desking, flexible workspaces);
Workplace Security: Visitor tracking;
Workplace Safety: Contact tracing;
Evacuation & mustering; Staff duress
Environmental Monitoring:
Air quality, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature, and light monitoring


Safe Workplace: Staff duress; Contact tracing
Patient & Visitor Experience: Patient workflow; Wayfinding
Environment Monitoring: Air quality, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature, and light monitoring

Higher Ed:

Campus Safety:
Contact tracing;Room occupancy monitoring
Automated Attendance Counting


Environment Monitoring:
Air quality, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature, and light monitoring

Is it plug and play?

It takes about an hour and 4 steps for you to start playing with your kit and with Kio Apps.

1. Create a Kio Cloud account - 5 minutes

2. Claim your Portal Beam Starter Kit devices on Kio Cloud - 5 minutes

3. Create your location site on Kio Cloud - 15 minutes

4. Install & configure the devices included in your kit - 20 minutes
Portal Light Configuration
Portal Beam Installation

How do I onboard devices?

Your kit will come with instructions on how to activate and onboard your devices in less than 5 minutes. You can always contact us if you face any trouble setting it up.

How can I check that my devices work?

Smart Badge → press any of the buttons for more than 5 seconds

Portal Light → see that the LED lights turn on

Portal Beam → press the K1 button and wait to see that the blue LEDS will turn ON for few seconds

Do they need to be on all the time? How do I check that my devices are connected?

Yes. The 3 devices Portal Beam, Portal Light and Smart Badge will need to be powered on and connected to work together at all times. To check that your devices are connected go to Kio Cloud > Device Manager.

How do I set up a Smart Location?

Click on Smart Location on your Kio Cloud account and follow the instructions at this link

Where can I access applications to realize the use cases?

Apps are available within the Kio Cloud.

Admin Apps

Policy Foundry
Smart Locations
Device Manager

User Apps

coming soon!

I want to know more about the devices in the kit. Where do I look?

Refer to our Knowledge Base to access detailed information on features, technical specifications, installation guide, configuration, troubleshooting, and release notes for Portal Beam, Portal Light. Read more about the devices and their use cases here:

→ Smart Badge
→ Portal Beam
→ Portal Light

I need more devices. Where can I get them?

You can choose and order devices for a variety of use cases in the Store. Or you can get in touch with our experts here

Haven’t found your answers?

Search our knowledge base or contact our support team to get more assistance.

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