Social Distancing w/ @BlueFoxIO Count App

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

A newly released version of the BlueFox Count App is aimed at helpings businesses promote ‘social distancing’. It’s billed as ideal for any business that needs to monitor traffic flow and ensure that an area does not get too crowded, allowing owners to properly adhere to social distancing mandates in offices, at campus restaurants, and retail stores.

The BlueFox solution can be programmed to notify any on-site team promptly when the number of people in a store or in a public place exceeds a preset threshold.

A single BlueFox sensor can cover an area of up to 30,000 square feet. The sensor is easily deployed with their mobile app and comes in two flavours; one that connects to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and one that also offers a cellular connection (using a SIM card with data plan).

The BlueFox solution senses all the mobile devices located within a distance of up to 100 feet (30 meters) from the sensor and reports how many phones detected within the space. The range can be reduced to adapt to smaller locations and ‘always-on’ devices can be excluded from the data, thanks to their SmartDetect feature.

All of this is done in a privacy-friendly manner, compliant with regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Alerts can be sent immediately by SMS (text message) to a location’s supervisor. Businesses with more than one location can set a distinct mobile number for each location, and anyone with the BlueFox app can also receive alerts via push notification.

This special Social Distancing Edition of our BlueFox Count app, featuring real-time alerts, is priced at USD 240 per year per sensor (excluding sensor hardware) and is available today.

BlueFox sensors with ethernet and Wi-Fi cost USD 99; sensors with a cellular modem cost USD 299. BrightSign digital signage media players can also support BlueFox Count.

To learn more about the BlueFox Count product click here.

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