An occupancy number is conceptually simple - how many people are in your defined space at a given time. Considering the current need for social distancing, real-time occupancy data is vital as it enables you to limit the number of people coming into your space as you reach a safe capacity threshold. Configure an alert to this data and you can be notified to act when your limit is being approached.
The same occupancy data, when paired with datapoints such as day, time and directional flow of movement can help you paint a picture of how people behave within a given space. The use cases for this data are varied for different spaces and how they are used.
Let's take look at spaces such as visitor attractions including museums and galleries. In the UK they are currently preparing to reopen, whilst in New York until recently museums were operating at a 25% capacity. Whilst social distancing is a priority for these visitor attractions, so is maximising visitor numbers and reducing overheads.
So, what are some of the ways in which occupancy data can support visitor attractions?
There are many different uses for this information, and in a constant dialogue with our customers, we're learning of new use cases all the time. We'd love to hear from you if you have new, unique use cases, or if any of the above resonates, get in touch.