IoT Solution for People Flow Supports Retail & Smart City

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by Alexis Leibbrandt

Looking for a solution with state of the art technology to streamline people flow and traffic in your business space, exit & entry points? Get in contact and organise a chat with one of our IoT experts now.

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Example of a people counting display app via the Akenza Core.

Currently, retailers including supermarkets and banks have a challenge that is quite new to them: How to make sure there aren’t too many people in their facility at the same time. Also, their clients face a similar challenge: It is best to shop when there are not too many people around.

IoT solutions that implement automatic people traffic and flow measures are the easiest, quickest, and safest way to solve this challenge without additional manpower. They measure the number of people in a store - already at the entrance.

Business benefits of people counting

  • Businesses can measure people traffic and flow allowing them to plan operations better with real data to back up key decision-making.
  • Employee planning and positioning are more calculated based on data and facts rather than assumption and human assessment.
  • In the long term, the investment pays off. We can plug and play our technology into your system ensuring that you get a deeper and more cost-effective value in the long term vs a manual counter or appointed employee to people count.
  • Overused and underused spaces can be reorganized based on data value. Our IoT system has gathered data for your designated premises allowing you to make informed decisions.
“Thanks to our IoT system we can offer train stations, banks, venues, and retail stores an easy solution to keep their customers and employees safe and their business running in accordance with government measures by automated people counting. People can monitor the optimum time to visit or enter your business with a screen or app view at the premises or online in advance.” 

People flow and traffic measuring

akenza installs state-of-the-art stereoscopic cameras by Xovis, a global market leader that has become a standard in people counting, people flow measurement and in-store analytics. The technology installed covers entryways, shop floors and entire floor plans depending on the brief. Together with such advanced technology we can measure the number of people automatically and anonymously for a live count in your facility. Configuration is simple and easy, the data is captured by our Akenza Core IoT system and is available for you, your colleagues and your customers via handsets, on screens and on our live app so that you have a live count of the number of people in your facility. The entire solution is fully GDPR compliant and does not capture any personal data. No video stream leaves the cameras.

The movement of customers and employees in your facility is key to ensuring that you meet your business goals and at this particular time uphold public health and safety when social distancing is a high priority.

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