Smarter Local Facilities… with Foresense

Smarter Local Facilities… With Foresense

LOCAL MUNICIPAL FACILITIES have never really been imagined as intelligent.

Smart pools?

Parks that can think?

Clever beaches?

Libraries definitely contain knowledge, but are they intelligent in themselves?

Local Councils and governments have limited resources and funding.

Making the right decisions on expenditure for local facilities is highly dependent upon knowing exactly how they are used by the community.

Until now, councils have been using concepts such as predicative modelling, assumptive planning and even demographic stereotyping on which to base their costly decision making.

They have never really known exactly how individual people navigate across the local area and within the boundaries of any given facility.

They don’t know how far people travel, they don’t know how many facilities or the frequency of which an individual uses each day, each week, or each year.

Decisions are based upon aggregated estimates – which really does amount to guesswork in reality.

Foresense Technologies can change that quickly, easily – and cost effectively.

The Foresense platform already has a wide range of applications in retail, commerce and industry employing a new type of approach for presence detection and the collection and collation of behavioural data.

Utilising the ubiquity of smartphones, Foresense uses the smartphone hardware itself as a beacon to collect highly detailed data sets on how people act and interact in and with their immediate environment to provide real-time analytics of traffic inside and around any physical location.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through AI sensors integrating with visitors’ smartphones allowing accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.

For local council and government facilities, this means that the information on how an individual smartphone travels through the community can reveal exactly how people act in and interact with the local community services and amenities.

Determine exactly how local pools, skateparks, sport grounds and complexes are being used in the community – excess and peak demand times, how often people visit and how long they spend each time.

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Making the right decisions on expenditure for local facilities is highly dependent upon knowing exactly how they are used by the community.

Learn exactly how many people use local parks and playgrounds each day, and how far they travel to access them.

Sensors can be placed at arterial road entry points to determine how far people are travelling to access any given facility. In this way learn if closer facilities are being bypassed to access better equipped parks and playgrounds further from home, for example.

Survey local road traffic between points for a more intelligent consideration of traffic calming methods or ways to improve traffic flow.

Discover the most popular beach, lake or river access points to more efficiently allocate funding for carpark and path construction and maintenance – and to determine fees for seasonal food service vans and pop up retail, for example.

The technology also presents a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for smart building applications including local arts and cultural facilities such as auditoriums, theatres museums and libraries.

Breakdown the entire visitor experience from total time spent at the facility – and in individual sections. Analyse and streamline the traffic flow from entry points right through to queuing and transaction times.

Identify unique characteristics such as if a person is a new, unique visitor to determine visitors from out of town.

The platform can also use visitor data for tailored messages on- screen or via close proximity digital signage for advertising or informational purposes – for example tell town residents of local events and emergency, or let tourists know of must-see local attractions, and incentivise to visit on-site shopping, restaurants and cafes.

In a post-COVID world, Foresense can be used to monitor and control the number of people gathering in any given area to address crowd density regulations and even identify people who have not been recently received negative COVID testing where such laws and applications have been introduced.

The technology can even be used for security and safety concerns to identify suspicious loitering or access to a restricted area, or when a person is not moving as normal across any given space, indicating collapse or injury.

Foresense can improve upon existing alarm and video surveillance systems and address shortcomings such as the need for constant monitoring and the ability for seasoned criminals to bypass them altogether.

And because the platform is accessible in real-time, security staff can be deployed or police called upon when and where they are needed most to ensure timely response and the best chance of suspect apprehension.

By coupling detailed data sets obtained with the proprietary AI system, highly specific analytics can be utilised to move town planning forward into a new era beyond outdated predictive modelling and assumptive planning methodologies.

With highly specific information readily at hand Foresense Technology determines data driven actions to constantly improve efficiency of operations – and improve live ability and cost efficiency in the smart towns of tomorrow.