Right Now with Density Rules

The Right Now App enables you to get real time visibility into people count at your locations​

Right Now provides a real time count of the number of people within a physical space & how it compares with the historical average.

App Features​

Measure and monitor the count of people within your buildings​

Active count of visitors​

Count of devices/people who were spotted in the location during the last 10 minutes​

Total count of visitors ​

Count of visitors that were present during the past ‘X’ hours (X being the threshold defined across individual verticals). For example – this could be 3 hours for Retail and 8 Hours for Workspaces. ​

Density Trigger

It also allows users to set limits beyond which a trigger is activated. A feature that is becoming increasingly important in the post Covid world.

Associated device count

‘Right Now’ app currently counts only associated devices. Associated Devices: No. of devices associating with network.

Probing & Camera based counts (Coming Soon)​​

Associated Probing & Camera based counts are coming soon.
Associated + Probing: The above + devices not associated but from whom the network is receiving probing signals (this option is currently being developed)
Cameras: Entrance based cameras + proprietary trip wire computation to distinguish. (This option is currently being trialed)

Covid-19 Specific Use Cases & Value​

Right Now supports multiple use cases across various industries. Here are some of the ways in which this app is delivering value during the global pandemic:​

Real time count for Emergencies​

Count and identity of people within a facility at any given moment in case of emergencies including fire, security issues etc. that may necessitate an evacuation.​

Value Delivered: People safety​

Useful to: Building Managers, Emergency response teams​

Real time warning of Surge/Trough​

Real time warning of above normal increase or decrease in number of individuals within a premise. ​

Value Delivered: Crowd control, Operational efficiency, Optimized staffing decisions, Energy optimization​

Useful to: Store & cafeteria managers, Admin teams, Facilities, IT teams​

Protocol Compliance​​​​

Real time warning when the number of people at a location/sub-location exceed a previously defined threshold. Threshold could be absolute (number of people) or density (number of people per sq.ft.) ​

Value Delivered: Social Distancing, People safety, Crowd Control​

Useful to: Building Managers, Admin & Facilities, Emergency response teams​

Data Quality

Learn how we filter data to reduce noise & how you can increase the accuracy of your counts ​

Current Methodology​

  • Count of associated devices is used as a proxy for people count. ​
  • User-id if available is used for deduplication. ​
  • Static devices will be filtered using manufacturers name and/or SSID ​
  • Count of probing devices is being incorporated but is likely to be less accurate than the count of associated devices.
  • Camera based option with a higher accuracy level is also available.​

Implications for verticals​

  • Count closer to actual numbers in verticals like Workspaces, Education and Hotels where most of the devices associate. ​
  • Count significantly lower in verticals like Retail, Airports, Hospitals etc with a significant % of guests who may or may not associate. ​
  • We are attempting to narrow this gap by incorporating probing devices. This could narrow the gap between estimate and actual count. ​
  • While probing can increase the % of devices counted it is not a very accurate measure and has the added risk of counting transients and the inability to deduplicate multiple devices owned by a single individual ​

Prerequisites for accuracy of counts​​​​

  • Mandating all devices to be associated. And providing information on list of SSID’s and who can access them ​
  • Distinct SSID for static device. Alternatively tagging all static devices
  • Clear user-id to ensure deduplication. Includes standard user-id for employees, students etc and some form of identity for guest users ​
  • Share actual numbers wherever available for DNA Spaces to use as test sets in our internal algorithms.
  • Clearly defined Location Hierarchy to ensure correct attribution of people counts to spaces. Clearly defined sub-locations if data is needed at that level ​
  • Time zones to be clearly defined across individual locations. Format being US/New York.​
  • Area in sq. ft at the location and sub-location level for density computations ​
  • Clearly defined limit beyond which alert is triggered. ​
Please complete the following pre-requisites for access to Right Now

Step 1: Complete DNA Spaces Onboarding Process​

P.S. : The above process needs to be done only once. It is not repeated for every app. Please ignore if already completed.​

Please take a moment to check if you’re able to successfully setup the app. Click on ‘yes’ to indicate it’s working. And on ‘Not yet’ if you need any assistance.