Netline Wi-Fi Sensor

The Netline Wi-Fi Sensor is an intelligent wireless sensor which tracks and collects metadata from all devices in its range, generating valuable information and insights.

Netline’s Wi-Fi sensor collects various parameters of surrounding devices, including unique identifiers of devices present in the designated zone, a list of the previous networks connected to devices and more. 


The sensor detects the following information:‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

  • Hardware/MAC Address 
  • The network name (SSID) to which the device is connected ‬‬‬(if any)‬
  • The SSID of Wireless Access Points (WAPs) in the sensors’ extended range 
  • BSSID – the MAC/Hardware address of the WAPs
  • RSS (Received Signal Strength) – for devices/WAPs directly detected by the sensor 
  • History of visited networks (Previously attached SSIDs(
  • Real-time activity detection 


This information can be used by systems and applications to effectively enforce corporate security policies, track recurring visits of customers to a retail store, detect the presence of persons of interest, monitor traffic and more. In some senses, this sensor turns any Wi-Fi device (such as a smartphone) into a wireless tag carried around by its owner. 


To protect privacy and mitigate risk, the Wi-Fi Sensor does not extract any content from the Wi-Fi communication (such as web browsing session information, emails and more).


The Sensor offers an enhanced visual user interface and can be integrated with and into other systems through an API. 

 

‬Applications

 

The Wi-Fi Sensor can be configured or customized to enable a wide variety of applications: 

  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
  • Forensic and Analytical Security applications
  • Communication Intelligences (COMMINT)
  • Retail Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Security and Asset Management