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General Questions

How many people counters would I need for my retail store?

The number of people counting sensors required is dependent on the height of the ceiling and the width of the entrance. One device is sufficient in most cases.  This calculator will help you to determine the number of cameras.

Will installation of the FootfallCam Analytic Manager™ be required during the trial or demo period?

No, for the trial, we are using FootfallCam cloud server. After the trial, if you would like to have the software in your own server, we can help you to do the installation during the rollout. At that time, you just need to give us any of your server access, then we will help you to install it. All the data will be centralised in the server, therefore you can access all the data for all your stores via the web link.

For a demo unit or a trial project with FootfallCam, how will the data be retrieved and reviewed?

During the trial, we will prepare an account for the user within our FootfallCam Analytic Manager and provide the web link for the user to access their data.

What is the response time of support services?

FootfallCam aims to respond to most support issues within 1 business days after the support ticket has been raised in the support portal.

Do the same software support multiple counters?

Our software will support multiple counters and the counts from different counters can be combined in our web-based reporting software. You can combine the counts of the 2 counters and view the total traffic IN and OUT or you can view the total IN and OUT individually.

Is it possible to access the raw data from each individual camera?

Yes, you can setup a FTP location for the raw data to send to the dedicated location every day. The user also can choose to look at the branch by different time period and look at each individual camera separately. Using our API, we can query the data directly from the counter.

How do I stay up to date with the latest Footfallcam development news?

You may subscribe to our newsletter through the bottom of the webpage.

What languages is the control panel available in?

The Footfallcam control panel is available in 9 different languages and we are constantly expanding. The languages availabled are English, Chinese, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, and Persian.

Is the counting program and the reporting feature done on the device?

The counting program is run on the device. The device is merely a data collector, all calculations and aggregation of the data collected is done via our software, hence we provide the FootfallCam Analytic ManagerTM as a complimentary lifetime licensed product.

Does FootfallCam comply with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

We are compliant with the current privacy regulations and work towards further compliance and upholding of the privacy of individuals. Under the GDPR regulations introduced in 2016 and implemented on May of 2018, there are several exceptions that applies to responsible manner of handling the data, such as anonymisation.

  • Recital 26 of the GDRP dictates that the regulation applies to information concerning an identifiable person. Information that is rendered anonymous and untraceable through irreversible pseudonymisation and unidentifiable to the person are not covered by this regulation. Furthermore, anonymous information processing such as for statistical purpose are too not liable for regulation by GDPR, which is the usage of FootfallCam.
  • In Chapter 2, Article 6, Clause 4-e; Chapter 4, Article 25; and Chapter 4, Article 32, Clause 1-a highlights the compliance with the regulation through irreversible pseudonymisation and encryption of the data, such as through data minimisation.

Has the system being tested in a crowded event or store?

Footfallcam People Counter have been successfully installed in various crowded spaces such as retail stores, shopping malls and art centres with proven customers' satisfaction and records of good counting system.

Click here to watch the demo video from FootfallCam YouTube Channel.

What can I find out from the heatmap solution you are providing?

The heatmap will be able to show different colour tones of the area. Area which has highest foot traffic may have warmer colour tones while areas which has lower foot traffic tend to have cooler colour tones.

Is the company registered?

Our company FootfallCam UK Ltd is registered in England, United Kingdom. Company registration number is 04471557.

How about future charging from you and also what would happen if your company went into liquidation?

We understand your concern about if the company went into liquidation, our source code is store in Escrow service, our software will continue to run under any circumstances and the source code will also available from Escrow service.

What happens if your company stops trading - will the system still work independently?

Yes, the server of the system will still continue to work. We could port the software to your local server.

Is the people counter suitable to be installed in bus?

Our counter would require a network connection and a power supply to operate. If it is mobility counter on bus, you would need to connect up the counter via 3G dongle. You would also need to have a power supply plug for it as the people counter do not have built in battery.

I’m looking for people counting via facial recognition for a retail store.

Footfallcam would not be capturing the people’s face. Therefore, it would not count via facial recognition. The counting would be based on the people’s body shape. In compliance with the GDPR policy released in May of 2018, we cannot provide demographic details such as age, or gender.

Can your counter installed at pop-up store?

FootfallCam is not suitable for the installation at pop-up stores or within kiosks in shopping malls. This is due to the kiosk having no clear definite entrance. There will be no indication on when a customer enters the "store" or leaves the "store" as there is no one way entrance, and visitors are allow to enter and leave from all different directions.

Could your counting system count people in the car?

Currently, it is not feasible yet.

Is it possible for FootfallCam to collect demographic data such as age and gender of the visitors?

Yes, FootfallCam is able to capture demographic data by using our AI video analysis system. This system reuses your existing CCTV cameras in the store (please note that the CCTV cameras have to be installed front-facing to customers’ face to determine their gender, age) and connects to FootfallCam Centroid at your back office. 

Does FootfallCam provide a sign/notice in the store which tells the customers what the camera does?

This is not needed as we do not collect any personal data or any personally identifying data of any specific visitor, we merely collect the counting data in counts along with hashed MAC addresses.

How does FootfallCam protect consumer privacy while collecting insightful counting data to be stored in the server?

For 3D counting, we only need to determine the amount of traffic that come into the store. Video recordings are not taken for this purpose. The 3D image processing is done within the device, where it then produces a count. The counts are only in text format that is being recorded and transmitted to the server to produce footfall reports.

For the Wi-Fi counting, all data are processed instantaneously from within the FootfallCam people counter prior to being sent to the FootfallCam server. On the device, all personal data collected are hashed on the counter level and the only result that is sent to the FootfallCam server are hashed MAC addresses (not the real MAC addresses).

Regarding washroom management, have you ever had any concerns from the public, the facilities management team or the security department of the building to install counter at the washroom door?

Our counter is not located inside the washroom and it will only allocated at the top of the washroom’s entrance to track the people counting so the privacy of others is protected. So far, we have not received any security issues raised by our clients who are using the washroom management solution.

For restroom management solution, what information does the cleaner receive through Telegram app when a facility usage reaches a predefined threshold?

You may customise the information that you want to send to the cleaner for their action. An example of the message sent to the cleaner is “Toilet touchup required at Floor3ZoneAF 50 people visited in last 5 hours”.

Is there a mobile application for users to login and access all data?

FootfallCam Analytics Manager is a web-based control panel. So, any device with access to a web browser will be able to login and access the data.

Can you share with me the background of your company?

Established in 2002, FootfallCam is a privately held company and leading global provider of people counting solutions. We have been offering our footfall solutions to many organisations all over the world in sectors varying from retail, fast food restaurants, and museums to smart buildings and airports.

Click here for more information regarding on History of FootfallCam.

Can view data through smart phone?

Yes, the data from the Analytics Manager can be viewed with any Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smart phone.

Can the ESL tag be customisable?

Yes, the ESL tag is customisable. We do have a standard set of format which you can refer to over in this link.

What is the wireless coverage range from the FootfallCam 3D Mini™ to the FootfallCam 3D MAX™?

The FootfallCam 3D Mini™ can connect up to 50m with a clear line-of-sight; and it can cover 20-30m in a noisy office environment.

Does the 3D Mini require a wall bracket to install it from the wall?

The FootfallCam 3D Mini™ can be mounted either on a wall or a ceiling, so it does not require any wall brackets.

Can the 3D Mini display the total occupancy of the room onto a display?

It will work in the same way as the 3D Max, whereby it will upload the data to the software in real-time, and then update the live occupancy display.

For 5 min of footfall count, how much data is generated by the FootfallCam 3D Mini™?

The average data transfer rate for each FootfallCam 3D Mini™ (to the FootfallCam 3D MAX™) is 5 kilobytes per hour, given that there is a pre-defined a sample size of 20 requests per hour.

How does Time-of-Flight work?

The time-of-flight principle is based on measuring the time it takes for a wave to travel from a source (a time-of-flight sensor) to an object and back. Based on that data – as well as some knowledge of maths and physics (such as wave propagation) – you can establish the distance of that object from the source.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Time-of-Flight counting technology?

FootfallCam 3D Mini is using Time-of-Flight counting technology and it’s suitable for indoor environments which are not subjected to strong sunlight. It comes with the following pros and cons:

  1. Pros:
    • Can work in complete darkness without any further assistance from IR LED.
    • Requires less CPU processing power since it does not have AI Video Analytics, thus this can reduce the cost of the device.
  2. Cons:
    • Strong Sunlight may flood the 850-950nm light measurement spectrum of the ToF sensor;

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    • Black hair or black clothing may not produce a good depth map for optimal detection; e.g.:

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Where will a user go to access their data captured by the FootfallCam?

It is web-based, you can access anytime at any PC/ mobile device with the given username and password. Of course the default password can be change for the security purpose.

Can I install the basis package in my building first, then choose to add more features on a later date?

Yes, our products are scalable and future-proofed. You can install our counters at the entrance for SafeOccupancy™ for the first stage, then choose to scale up your people counting solutions later.

Can I choose which specific features I’d like to have, instead of opting for either of the packages mentioned?

Yes, our in-house system analyst is more than happy to work with you to decide which type of counters best suit your requirement, and where they should be installed. Feel free to contact [email protected] for more info.

Can the software be installed on my on-premise server?

Yes, you may choose to view your reports and generated data on your own corporate server. For more info, please contact us at [email protected]

How can I ensure that my visitor/employees’ privacy is protected?

Our counters are installed facing downwards -- which means they can’t pick up facial features. Also, videos are taken in low resolution for verification purposes, which will be deleted after it is completed. FootfallCam also uses 3D depth map technology instead of video images for counting purposes.

How many people in a company will be able to access the reports at any given time?

Head office or headquarters have the option to create as many users account as possible to delegate access to reporting features to other personnels within the business.

Can I retrieve data statistics on visitor’s dwelling time in each zone?

Yes, based on our zone counter, the reports generated will be able to determine the average dwell time of each visitor in that area. A sample report may be found here.

How many devices will we need per shop for counting?

The number of devices required is dependent on the height of the ceiling and the width of the entrance. You may key in the data over

What is the accuracy level of Footfall data generated?

FootfallCam ensures that the accuracy level of our counter are at least 90% with video proof provided that the user applied for the verification service by FootfallCam.

Can I work with my appointed installers/contractors instead of FootfallCam technicians?

Yes, our counters can be installed quickly and easily by anyone, even if they don’t have any technical knowledge. We will also handle all the verification works required, so that you can be assured that your counters are optimally tuned for the best accuracy.

What is WiFi counting?

Each mobile device sends a WiFi signal every 2-8 seconds, even if it is not in use. FootfallCam collects all these signals within 100 metres. It detects all smartphones that are not connected to the store's WiFi network. Each smartphone has a unique identification number. FootfallCam WiFi Counting will then be able to provide the following statistics:

- How many visitors have already visited?

- How long do they stayed in the store?

- How many passed by without entering your store?

How does mmWave device GDPR-compliant?

The Millimetre Wave radar technology is incapable of capturing any personally identifiable information (PII). FootfallCam 3D ProWave™ is anonymous by design, it helps FootfallCam people counting systems to identify the usage of open areas without any camera and behaviour tracking.

Can FootfallCam 3D ProWave™ work in complete darkness?

Yes. The rada wave technology is not affected by any light illumination or reflection, it would work in inconsistent lighting conditions as well as complete darkness.

What are the usage environments that can integrate FootfallCam Space Sense™ occupancy counting?

  • Hotdesk occupancy of a office tower 
  • Meeting room booking of office workspace
  • Desk and seat booking for library
  • Washroom cubicle in a shopping mall
  • Auditorium usage of a university
  • Row-based seat occupancy of Airport or buses
  • Desk usage of fast food restaurant

What type of battery is required for maintaining FootfallCam Space Sense™?

FootfallCam will provide two CR2450 batteries for every single purchase of Space Sense™. The CR2450 is a Lithium 3V coin battery having the capacity of 550mAh. You are only required to change and supply two CR2450 batteries for each Space Sense™ every 4 years. If you would prefer a wiring setup instead of batteries, you can have the Space Sense with 12v wired supply.

How does FootfallCam Space Sense™ GDPR-compliant?

The PIR technology is incapable of capturing any personally identifiable information (PII). FootfallCam Space Sense™ is anonymous by design, it helps FootfallCam people counting systems to identify the usage of seats, desk, meeting room and washroom cubicle without any camera and behaviour tracking.

Can FootfallCam Space Sense™ work in complete darkness?

Yes. The PIR technology is not affected by any light illumination or reflection, it would work in inconsistent lighting conditions as well as complete darkness. PIR technology is commonly being used in security alarm systems to detach motion during night time.

Can the FootfallCam Space Sense™ easily be relocated after installed?

Yes, the sensors can be easily relocated with ‘peel -and-stick’. You will need to amend the position on your floor plan. The binding via RF transmission needs to be redo/configure if relocated to another master device that was far from the original coverage distance.

What device does FootfallCam Centroid Outdoor™ support?

FootfallCam Centroid supports both FootfallCam People Counter and generic IP CCTV. Each Centroid Outdoor can connect up to 4 devices at the same time for 1 functional feature.

What are the technical specification requirements for CCTV?

To connect with FootfallCam Centroid Outdoor, CCTV must satisfy the following baseline requirements:

Other functional features may impose further environmental and performance constraints.

Does Centroid Outdoor require POE?

No, Centroid does not draw power from the RJ45 cable, it connects Universal AC 110-240V for power, and connects 4G for internet connectivity.

Can Centroid Outdoor work with DVR or NVR?

Centroid Outdoor works with connected cameras. If you already have an existing DVR and NVR that connect all cameras, Centroid would work. As long as the DVR is configured to channel each CCTV footage via individual RTSP streams. Centroid may work with NVR if NVR can also be configured in a similar fashion. Read more about FootfallCam Centroid

How long does Centroid Outdoor store its data?

Centroid will send all data immediately to FootfallCam server. A local copy will also be saved on device for 14 days.

How to connect a Desk Tag™ with Analytics Manager V9™?

You just need to power up the Desk Tag™ with one FootfallCam Master Device (such as MeshHub and 3D Max2), the Master Device will act as the data transmitter in between Analytics Manager V9™ and the Desk Tag™. 

What is the set up cost required to have 500 Desk Tag™ in my office?

You are required to install two FootfallCam Master Devices to connect 500 tags. The master device needs PoE wiring connection, while the 1000 batteries of Desk Tag™ will be provided by FootfallCam. Once the connection is done, you just need to configure the setting in FootfallCam Analytics Manager V9™, our customer support team will be more than happy to go through this process based on your requirement. After that, your SpaceBooker™ is now live, you can monitor live data and generate reports whenever needed.

What is the maintenance required to have 500 Desk Tag™ in my office?

Maintaining SpaceBooker™ with 500 Desk Tag™ is easy, all you need to do are: (1) let the office cleaner to clean the dust on the Desk Tag™ when needed; (2) maintain the network connection for the two Master Devices that connecting with all tags; (3) change two coin cell battery (3V CR2450) for each Desk Tag™ if it gone low battery after 4 years.

How to book a Desk if I have integrated the FootfallCam SpaceBooker™?

You can book a desk remotely or on-site, both using the FootfallCam booking mobile app.

How to connect a Room Tag™ with Analytics Manager V9™?

You just need to power up the Room Tag™ with one FootfallCam Master Device (such as MeshHub and 3D Max2), the Master Device will act as the data transmitter in between Analytics Manager V9™ and the Room Tag™.

What is the set up cost required to have 500 Room Tag™ in my office?

You are required to install two or more FootfallCam Master Devices to connect 500 tags. The master device needs PoE wiring connection, each Master Device can connect up to 20 metre. The 4x batteries of each Room Tag™ will be provided by FootfallCam. Once the connection is done, you just need to configure the setting in FootfallCam Analytics Manager V9™, our customer support team will be more than happy to go through this process based on your requirement. After that, your SpaceBooker™ is now live, you can monitor live data and generate reports whenever needed.

What is the maintenance required to have 500 Room Tag™ in my office?

Maintaining SpaceBooker™ with 500 Room Tag™ is easy, all you need to do are: (1) let the office cleaner to clean the dust on the Room Tag™ when needed; (2) maintain the network connection for the Master Devices that connecting with all tags; (3) change four coin cell battery (3V CR2450) for each Room Tag™ if it gone low battery after 4 years.

How to book a room if I have integrated the FootfallCam SpaceBooker™?

You can book a room remotely or on-site, both using the FootfallCam booking mobile app.

Will the counter data be easily hacked by accessing to Wi-Fi?

The Wi-Fi SSID from devices can be hide and changed centrally for all devices in the V8 Control panel and store managers cannot change it at the device level.

Please kindly refer to the link below for more detailed information on Password Management for Device Level.

Chapter 2: Setting up Account - FootfallCam 

The Wi-Fi can be accessed only through Wi-Fi with WPA2 encryption. Device will not have access to the store's network even if the user connects to the device Wi-Fi with correct passcode. Furthermore, admin has the option to centrally disable the entire Wi-Fi analytic in V8 Control panel for all devices.

Can we have free shipping?

Effective from 1st January 2022, we will no longer offer the free delivery service for bulk purchases for purchases over 12 units.

Is the system able to omit the trolley count?

Yes, we are able to differentiate and omit the trolley count because the height of trolley is below 1.3 meters.

Installation

What is the height and distance requirement for empty shelf detection?

Empty shelf detection provides regular checking on shelf emptiness based on advanced image processing algorithm and capable hardware. It is crucial that the device is installed such that the shelf is completely visible in device's live view. Please refer Empty Shelf Detection Installation Guide for more information.

Where should the staff exclusion wall-mounted button be installed?

The person has to be inside the counter tracking zone when the button is pressed to be excluded, so usually the button will be installed inside the entrance.

Can the PoE midspan be connected to the switching hub instead of the router?

Yes, it can be connected to a switching hub instead of a router.

What is the maximum RJ45 cable length between the midspan to the router?

The limit on the length of the RJ45 cable between the midspan to the router is 100m. Alternatively, you may set up a network point in between, such as a PoE extender, if you wish to increase the reach of the cable.

What is needed to deploy people counters in a shopping mall?

To deploy people counters in a shopping mall, you would need a Cat5e cable to connect the counter to the IT router which is usually located at the back office. If the cabling from the counter to the midspan take more than 100m, you would need to source a PoE Extender to extend the range of the signal. For more information on the preparation of the installation, you may refer to the Quick Installation Guide.

Does the counter accept PoE instead of PoE+?

Yes, our counters can work with both PoE and PoE+.

What is the impact if wrong degree camera lens (65°, 100°, 140°) installed?

Each degree is catered to varying ceiling heights. Using the wrong degree lens will affect the counting accuracy of the counters since it is not installed at its optimal height.

Click here for accessing to FootfallCam Calculator to determine the number of counter(s).

Does the counter have to be mounted directed overhead?

Our counters have to be mounted directly overhead of its coverage area in order for it to collect visitor in/out data, with an accuracy of 95% and above.

Where are the PoE points in a typical building?

Depending on the building, generally the PoE points are installed at the back of the server room. If the building has an existing cabling, then it can be used to connect to the counter; otherwise, cable installation will be required.

Have FootfallCam had any exprience installing the counters in large buildings or areas where the sensors are in different levels of a building or far away from each other?

Yes, we have helped our clients in the corporate building and shopping mall such as Marina Mall and One Utama where the counters are allocated at different floors.

Do I have to install the counter at each entrance from parking place?

Usually you will only need to install at Ground Floor entrances. Assuming shoppers will take escalators or lifts at the car park entrances to Ground Floor, they will eventually end up in Ground Floor. Installing at the GF entrances will be sufficient.

What should we prepare before installing the counting system?

A floor plan of the shopping mall would be great, we can use that to identify the camera locations and zones. Prior to the installation, you may need to prepare static IPs for the cameras. Other than that, we can configure from our end.

Click here to view the FootfallCam Installation Handbook.

Can the counter address the issue of door swing interference?

Yes, the counter can be installed at the entrance with swinging doors. Our customers in the UK such as The Perfume Shop and Bonmarche are some of our good case studies. You may check out the sample video for more insights on how the configuration is being done. 

What type of plugs do FootfallCam provide for people counter?

FootfallCam provides 4 types of power cable to the international customer:

  • A. Type G
  • B. Type B
  • C. Type F
  • D. Type I
Users that are looking for other type of power cable will need to source from their local country, or they may choose from one of the power cable above that is compatible in their country.

What is the correct sequence of the Cat5 cable colour code need to be crimped?

The sequence is as follow: White-orange, orange, white-green, blue, white-blue, green, white-brown, brown.

Is the system available globally? Do I need specialised engineers to install and integrate the system?

Please consult with a FootfallCam specialist to see whether there is a local installer in the region. FootfallCam will readily provide remote support for users that would like to install the counter using their own in house electricians.

Are any outdoor counters available for installation?

Yes, we have a solution that is suitable for outdoor areas. 

We are able to count the number of visitors in an outdoor environment by using our AI video analytics system. This system reuses your existing CCTV cameras and connects to FootfallCam Centroid at your back office. Kindly refer to this link for more detailed information about FootfallCam Centroid.

What is the minimum light condition for counter?

The light condition in a typical retail shop and shopping mall have been taken into consideration during the design stage, thus it is good for the camera counting. However, the counter may not function optimally at an entertainment place such as disco and club due to the rapid change of light condition.

Do I need a static IP address to configure the counter?

DHCP will be set as default for the counter. Once the counter is connected to the network, an IP address will be assigned automatically for the counter. Users have the option to set a fixed IP address for the counter at their own discretion.

What technical support is being provided?

Before the site deliverance, each camera will be configured with the relevant IT details (e.g. IP address, port, etc.) provided by the user. Once the camera arrived on site, full phone support is provided to the installer during the installation to ensure the camera is working properly and connected to the Internet. Then, the verification study will be initiated to fine-tune the accuracy of the camera counting. Full technical support is available via phone or remote connect support to diagnose and solve if there is any technical issue.

What is the power supply required for the counter?

Counter is powered using Power over Ethernet. The main power required will be less than 10w.

How many power socket is needed for a set of people counter?

Each set of people counter requires 1x power socket.


Will the FootfallCam device be linked to my corporate network and does it involve bypassing firewall?

Yes, we are using the cat5e cable to connect to your router, so the data can send to server via the store network. As long as the port 80 outbound and inbound is open, then it will be able to access.

What resources do I require during the installation of FootfallCam?

If the installation will be performed by your own installer, we will remote support them via instant messaging throughout the installation process to advise on the proper camera positioning and counter set up. However, if the installation process is carried out by our in-house installer, you just need to have the FootfallCam ready. Our installer will bring any other required tools. In some cases, we would have some miscellaneous requirements such as ladders and the FootfallCam support team will inform you should there is such need.

What is the time frame required for installation?

We would require 2 weeks in advance to arrange the installation. For the same location, 3-4 counters can be installed per day.

Will the installation of FootfallCam require any form of electrical or technical expertise?

The installation is easy and straightforward, requires 1x Cat5e cable only to connect from the counter at the entrance to the back office. Therefore, any local handyman or IT person is sufficient to perform the installation.

Can the counter easily relocated after installed?

Yes, the counter can be easily relocated. You will need a Cat5e cable to connect the counter to the IT router. However, the accuracy of the counter would need to fine-tune again after relocated to ensure it could achieve 95% accuracy as different settings would need to apply for different environments.

Where should I install the counter?

Our people counting counter would be installed in the middle of the doorway, facing perpendicularly down to count people coming in or going out when they are passing by the counter. The counter should be installed as close to the door as possible so that the counter does not pick up the activity inside the store which could affect the counting (usually is 1m from the door). Please find more information on our installation guide.

Can the device be chained on the same Ethernet cable to reduce the number of PoE ports and to be able to install in wide entrances?

FootfallCam counters may be chained through cascade topology to reduce the number of PoE ports required.

If 2 counters are installed side by side in the same entrance, would it count the same person twice?

An individual will not be counted twice even if the counter coverage overlaps an area, this is due to FootfallCam verification specialist having the expertise to exclude overlapping area from each counter.

What is the height requirement for FootfallCam?

Ceiling Height Device
2.2m - 2.5m 140o lens
2.5m - 4.5m 100o lens / 160o lens (FootfallCam 3D Max) 
4.5m - 7.0m 65o lens

Click here for accessing to FootfallCam Calculator to determine the number of counter(s).

What is the project plan (i.e timeline for installation, integration and go-live)?

Depending on the number of counters required in the project, the timeline varies in case-to-case basis. Generally, the tuning of the counter will be done within 3 working days while the verification will be completed within 7 working days for your review and approval. The data is ready to be used once it is being certified.

Why Footfallcam need to follow TIA/ EIA 568B colour code for crimping the cat5 cable?

It prevents crosstalk interference and unreliable network connection.

Click here to view the FootfallCam Installation Handbook.

Technical

Does iOS 8 MAC randomization impact the Wi-Fi counting accuracy?

No. Due to the fact that it only randomizes the MAC address when it is not connected to a mobile network, it would not impact on the Wi-Fi counting (visit duration and returning customers).
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Impact on Wi-Fi Location Tracking
Firstly, when a device is not connected to the network, it doesn’t transmit frames at regular interval. Depending on the manufacturer and operating system of the device, this interval could be even up to 5 minutes. So, when the visitor carrying any Wi-Fi device moves around in the venue without connecting to the network, the estimated location of this device becomes stale very quickly. As a result, location tracking for unconnected device doesn’t have much business value.

Does the device require a static IP?

It can be set as DHCP (Default) or Static IP.

Is it possible to exclude the same visitor that enter and leaves the store in short intervals?

It is not possible to exclude the same visitor when they leave and enter the store in short intervals. However, as the percentage of these consumers will be minimal, it will not have a significant impact on the counting data.

What is the required name for importing data via FTP?

The naming sequence may be set as anything according to the user's preference. There is no restrictions on the name.

Does the importation of data via FTP need to contain existing data accumulated from the past or to contain only the newest sets of data?

The data file only needs to have the newest set of data. Once the data has been uploaded to our server, the data will remain there even if the original file data has been deleted. A new file everyday instead of continuously building onto one file.

What is the time when the uploaded data is downloaded in the Analytic Manager via FTP import?

The file is downloaded every hour at the beginning of the hour. For example, if the file is uploaded at 3:50, the file will be downloaded at 4:00. If the file is uploaded at 4:01, the file will be downloaded at 5:00.

Does FootfallCam count customers walking in multiple directions?

Our people counting system using a series of video process algorithm to count human traffic in bi-directional.

Do I need a PC to view your software?

Our FootfallCam Analytic Manager V8 is a web-based software which is accessible by any browser with Internet connection with a given URL. It is a web application which enable user to view people counting report, manage user account and manage location and equipment settings.

How much bandwidth does the FootfallCam People Counter require?

Kindly refer to page 5, "MINIMUM BANDWIDTH USAGE"  of the below link for more information about the minimum bandwidth requirement.

https://www.footfallcam.com/Content/data/documents/Download-Page/Guide/IT-Infrastructure-Guide.pdf

Is the system able to support wide geographical area across different countries? Is there any network restriction or implications associated with provision of multiple deployment linked to the central reporting server?

FootfallCam provides remote support on a global scale. The central database and reporting software is available for access remotely from anywhere in the world as long as an internet connection is available.

In what format does the system export data to the reporting system?

The data can be exported as xml and csv format to the business system.

Will the data of an existing store be affected if a counter is removed from it and relocated to another store?

The data of the store will not be affected if a counter is removed from the store. The data are stored on a database level linking both the branch name and code instead of linking it based on the individual counter. However, the counter will need to be deleted from the existing branch level in the database and allocated to a new one to prevent new incoming data from being aggregated to the removed store.

How can data be sent to FootfallCam central server if the software is hosted on a corporate server?

We would need to do the port forwarding for port 80 (to push data to the central server) and port 22 (for our technical team to remote connect to the counter for software updates). Please provide the external IP address and port to us. Also, you would need to allow firewall access for port 22 and port 80 for this counter. This can be done by adding an entry to the access control list.

Since WiFi signal is emitted every 4-8 seconds, what happens when a customer passes by? How does the WiFi counting works?

WiFi coverage range is up to 100 metres in radius (in an open spaces), so it is unlikely that a customer would pass the window in 5 - 15 seconds. In addition, The counter collects large sample size and the WiFi counter data is normalised using the video counting data.

How can the integration within the same server could be done?

There is 2 options in doing this:
Option 1 – From your POS software, usually it will have the automatic export function, so the POS software can regularly dump the data to a folder. Then, we will set up our software to grab the data from that folder.
Option 2 – From our software, routinely request to your POS software to grab the data.

How long will the data be stored?

Data will be collected and store in two levels for a specific period of time before it is deleted.

Counter level

  • Raw data: 10 days
  • Minutes data: 7 days
  • Hourly data: Permanent
  • WiFi Data: 3 days

Server level   

  • Minutes data: 8 days
  • Minutes data: Permanent
  • Hourly data: Permanent
  • WiFi data: 30 days
How long does it take for the server installation?

It usually takes 2 hours to complete the server installation. You would need to install and provide TeamViewer access to our technical to work on the installation.

Can I use the network cable for power supply of the counter only, and the data to run on WiFi without the network cable?

The data couldn't run on WiFi only. It requires the network cable to transfer the data from the counter to the server.

How many days of the data can be stored in the counter when the Internet connection fails and to upload to the server when the Internet conenction is back to normal?

When the Internet connection fails, 3 days of the Wi-Fi counting data in the counter and the visitor data by hourly will be stored in the counter until the storage is fulled or pending to upload to the server.

Can 1 Mini Computer be connected to multiple screens?

Yes. 1 Mini Computer can be connected to 2 screens at once as there are 2 micro HDMI ports available.

Will LabelNest E-Displays operate at low temperatures (below 10 degrees)?

We're developing LabelNest E-Display TagFreezer, which will be able to operate between 0-50 degree temperature. It is currently not available, do stay tuned for further updates on our product.

Can we use magnets to fix the tags to workstations without interrupting the usage of the tag?

For now, we are unable to use magnets to fix E-Displays to workstation as further testing will be required.

Are LabelNest tags suitable for outdoor uses without waterproof casing?

LabelNest tags are not recommend for outdoors use cases as they are designed for indoor uses such as retail stores and smart offices.

Is it possible to connect multiple people counters per gate? What about multiple gates per building? Any max number of devices or gate to support

There is no maximum threshold on the number of devices to support. Yes, it is possible to have multiple people counter per gate or multiple gate per building.

Can our software and system integrate with LoRA type products?

Yes, we will propose to use our FootfallCam Mesh Hub which can be connected to LoRA type IoT devices.

"What type of communication protocol does the FootfallCam 3D Mini use to connect with FootfallCam 3D Max2? "

FootfallCam 3D Mini uses radio frequency to connect with FootfallCam 3D Max2 — either 868Mhz or 915Mhz radio frequency. Depending on the legal radio frequency band, the pre-set radio frequency will vary between different countries.

In terms of the radio protocol, we are using a protocol based on the IEEE 802.15.4 MAC and PHY specification.

Reports and Analytics

How do we generate heatmap in reports?

Heatmap report is generated based on both Passer-by and Engaged Customer. The intensity of the colour is based on the min-max traffic count range of the particular time interval. The reason why some parts of the heatmap zone is without colour even though there are people passing by is because the time spent in the particular point (x-y coordinates) is so short that the colour is too light to give any significance.

A person is considered to be "Engaged Customer" in the report if he is in the heatmap zone for more than 30 seconds. Else, they will be considered as "Passer-by". The standard to be considered as an "Engaged Customer" is 30 seconds. If the area is very big or very small, we may adjust the time threshold.

Can the reports scheduled on daily basis?

The report can be generated on daily and weekly basis according to the schedule that will be manually configured by the user.

Sales

Why do I need to use FootfallCam? It's retailer’s preference to deal with requirements that need solutions, not solutions as the first step.

For the Retail Chain, the managerial level may want to know.

  • Do we have a higher proportion of frequent visitor coming back on Friday evening?
  • Is the staff level appropriate in each department of the stores?
  • Are we closing the store too late or too earlier, they may want to look at the outside traffic during closing time.
  • Does people tends to stay in the shop longer during weekends? How about Christmas?
  • What is the anticipated number of people coming into the store over the next 7 days?
  • Comparing stores in one region, how was the traffic profile for every store and other metrics like returning customer?

Can the product being purchased separately?

The product is sold as one, the hardware comes with the complimentary software. We manufacture both hardware and software in house hence they complement each other very well, we do have the function to export and import data in and out of our server to integrate with other software.

Confirm the packaging for delivered equipment (size + weight + no of boxes + no of pallets)

520mmX400mmX330mm, approximately 14 KG each box, each box can contain 13 units of FootfallCam.

The software in the cloud version is free?

Yes, the cloud version is free of charge.

Are there expedited shipping services?

You may choose to use your preferred courier and your own shipping account for expedited shipping though they will be at your own expense.
Alternatively, we offer expedited shipping service with surcharge. Rates may apply depending on delivery address, please contact us for a quotation at [email protected]

What are the payment method available?

You may purchase it via credit card (for less than 2 units) or bank transfer. Please contact us at [email protected] to request a quotation. All payment term for our product is strictly payment in advance.

Do you provide consultation services to analyze the data generated?

We do not provide consultation services for customers on how they should act with the data they have. However, we do have a variety of case studies and reseller stories on how they use Footfall analytics

Is FootfallCam People Counter suitable for club and bars?

FootfallCam People Counter can only work accurately in well lit area. The entrance area where the traffic is counted will need to be well lighted. It could not work under a dim situation because the resolution would not be high enough for the FootfallCam People Counter software to work.

Does the FootfallCam People Counter comes with warranty?

The FootfallCam People Counter entitled with 1 year manufacture warranty for hardware. Replacing the equipment will be charged after the warranty period.

Click here to view the Warranty Term and Condition.

Will the counter protect privacy of the shoppers and keep their information secure?

Yes, it will. We are using your existing Wifi infrastructure or our compact plug-and-play sensor, we record signals and send them to the cloud. For privacy, every MAC address will be encrypted before it is being sent and stored in the server, preventing unauthorised users from accessing to these data. Because shoppers don’t need to actually connect to your Wi-Fi network or install a mobile app, you can measure their activity without interrupting their shopping experience.

How long does it take to prepare it for shipping? And what is the estimate date of arriving if I made the purchase today?

We have a production lead time based on the number of units ordered. The delivery lead time would be approximately between 7-15 days subject to custom clearance after the payment is made.

Could you provide me with the delivery charge?

You may need to provide me your company name and address so that we could make an accurate freight charge quotation for you. Please contact us at [email protected] to request for a quotation, please indicate the number of units and also the address that the units need to be delivered.

Is the software cost a one off price with no annual costs, server costs, etc?

Yes, the product costs an one off price. We have an optional support contract which covers the technical support and software upgrades.

What is the charges for more than one camera with a single web-based reporting software?

Each camera need software license for the use of People Counter System. One software license is for one camera and it is charged accordingly. However, our web-based reporting software supports unlimited cameras. It can extract data from multiple cameras and combine data into a group.

May we use the hardware with or without the existing software platform?

The hardware comes with the complimentary software (lifetime license), you can also export the data to be used with other software.

If I place an order, where will the units be sent from?

Depending on the region of consignee (receiver), FootfallCam will send out the units from the nearest FootfallCam warehouse.
For Europe, Western, Central and Northern Africa region, units will be sent out from UK.
For Asia and Eastern, Central and Southern Africa region, units will be sent out from Malaysia.

What is covered for the delivery by FootfallCam?

FootfallCam practises DAP Incoterm for all delivery where we will deliver the package right up to Customer's designated address. Customers only need to cover local import taxes, local duty taxes or sales taxes charges to settle custom clearance on customer site. If you have your own preferable shipping couriers, you may provide us your shipping account, but the delivery expenses will be charged on your account.

Are hands-on training material provided in regards to using both the software and hardware?

There are a variety of documentations that guides users on how to use the Analytic Manager and what do the reports indicate. If the user require an in-depth tutorial and guidance, FootfallCam offers Skype training for the hardware and software at an additional service charge. Please e-mail [email protected] for additional information on cost and structure covered.

How would we charge for server installation? Would it be a one-off installation fee per site, or would the one-off installation fee apply to the whole rollout?

We will charge per server installation, not per site. If multiple sites shares the same server, installation charges will only be applied once. On the other hand, if software needs to be installed in multiple servers, even if it is the same project/roll out, installation fee will be applied based on the number of server installation.

How much do we charge to provide the omnichannel insights?

We do not charge to provide omnichannel insights. Omnichannel insight works by comparing the visitor's MAC ID between multiple channels, such as online website and physical store visits. We can track the customer's MAC ID when they visit the physical store via Wi-Fi counting, and provide this dataset to you. You may then compare the same MAC ID on your platform such as online websites or apps.

Given Brexit, if I'm from EU countries and wanted to import goods from UK, will I be incurred any taxes?

Yes, during import of goods, import duty and sales tax (VAT) will be charged by the local government. Since our FootfallCam is classified as a computer product, it would be exempted from import duty to most of the countries. Previously, as the United Kingdom is part of the EU, the customer will be exempted from the sales tax when the VAT number is provided. For now, as the United Kingdom is currently not part of the EU anymore and as a result of the Brexit, VAT will be incurred by the local government to import goods from the UK but not by FootfallCam. However, as long as your company is VAT registered, you would be able to claim back all the VAT charged. Therefore, this would not cost any extra cost/burden to your company.

What is the delivery incoterm that you wil use?

Shipment will be under DAP Incoterm where FootfallCam will help buyer to arrange the shipment until the end of destination. Any import duty and sales tax incurred to the unit is responsible by the buyer.

Do you integrate with sales data and show that on the dashboard?

Yes, you can import your sales data into our dashboard manually, or automatically via FTP. You can check out our sample sales conversion report here: https://www.footfallcam.com/Content/data/documents/Download-Page/Reporting/Store-Sales-Conversion-Weekly-Report.pdf

Regarding washroom management, have you ever had any concerns from the public, the facilities management team or the security department of the building to install FootfallCam People Counter at the washroom door?

FootfallCam People counter is not located inside the washroom and it will only allocated at the top of the washroom’s entrance to track the people counting so the privacy of others is protected. So far, we have not received any security issues raised by our clients who are using the washroom management solution.

What are the service provided by FootfallCam which comes along with the hardware and the completemenry software?

For our service, other than providing the free first-time accuracy configuration for every counter, we provide lifetime full technical support, meaning If you have encountered any issues regarding the device and the software, you could raise the support ticket to our technical team to provide you the immediate solution. Besides, we are more than happy to provide you the training online to guide you on how to retrieve the data and report from our analytics software

Is the PoE midspan is included in the price with the people counter?

Yes, PoE midspan is included in the package with the people counter.

How many devices can Analytics Manager V8 support?

The maximum number of devices FootfallCam Analytic Manager can support is 10,000 per customer acount.  

How do I sign up for support contract?

Please send an email to [email protected] to request it. We would like to inform you that we have this new billing system which your support contract will be charged in postpaid payment term, at the end of the year, we will send you an invoice detailing all the counters you have that are active and the amount will be pro-rated. For example, if you are registering a new counter in March, then we will only charge you from March to December of that year. Do take note that once you agree to sign up for the support contract, all your counters under your account will automatically be opt for support contract.

Reseller

Can I have access to a demo account for your portal to support my customer better?

For the demo account, most of our partners prefer to have a demo unit so that they can have the first-hand experience of using our counters and understanding how it works for both the hardware and the software. This way, you can collect visitor data and generate reports based on actual footfall on your site. Normally, we recommend our partners to install this counter at your office/store so that you can showcase to your customer.

Do you offer white labelling for your hardware and software for resellers to rebrand?

Each of our counters has a small FootfallCam logo which you can easily add/stick your own logo onto it. For the software, you can upload your own logo and display your name in the title. 

How can a reseller achieve exclusivity with FootfallCam?

There are three tiers of reseller: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each tier imposes new challenges for the partner while at the same time, offering uncompromised benefits. We encourage all our partners to become a Gold tier Reseller so that you can apply to receive exclusive distributorship of FootfallCam in your region. The minimum requirements to achieve exclusive distributorship are 1000 sales target per annum, 8000 cold call prospects and 20 written case.

How do I add my success stories to your website?

You may email FootfallCam of their success and experiences with FootfallCam to [email protected].

What happen if we as a company manage the footfall cams for several different clients? Can we have one single account and get separately reports?

We will also provide you with the counter login for your customer, so that you can get the access for every counter. However for the reseller who interested to host the server (install at your own server), we could help you to configure, so that you will have the super admin access to overlook your customers account and get the separate report. This would charge if your client based is not more than 20.

How do you protect your resellers and distributors from the final customer inquiries or sales leads? I mean, if we are going to promote footfall cam in our market, after some first sells it can be turn out that (i.e.) and existing customer looking for expansion contact you directly through your web page. In that case, all our efforts to sell and position you product would be worthless.

Footfallcam as the manufacturer will not directly deal with the customer. As you may can see the testimonial in our reseller page in our website, we will pass the leads to the local reseller/ distributor to follow up, However, any leads passed by Footfallcam to reseller, reseller would need to sell at MSRP and regularly give the update to Footfallcam, so that we could look into the leads and provide the sales assistance to reseller. In addition, if the reseller has approached to the customer and successfully sell the unit, Footfallcam will also put in the record and make sure no other reseller is on the same bid with you.

We want to test in one store and if it works, we will order more afterwards. For testing do you think that we will need any of the extra services provided? About 65 or 90 degrees cameras, should we pay attention only on the height?

"We recommended testers to go for the accuracy audit report. For that service, our verification specialist team will help you to fine tune (draw counting zone), schedule video recording, verify the live video to cross check with system count to ensure accuracy is reached, and finally produce the accuracy report sent to you via email. If you are purchasing more units, we can also provide a guide to you and perform it yourself if you do not want to have that service for every counter that you purchase."

Do you offer demo accounts for software?

We do not offer demo software accounts. Since all accounts recorded on our server are our customers’ data, we cannot use any of the data for demonstration purpose. Furthermore, falsely generated data would have no real meaning even for a demo report account.

Server Installation

Which server should I go to access my data?

There are two ways to access data, one is through FootfallCam Cloud Server or through the corporate server.

  • FootfallCam Cloud Server
    All counting data will be uploaded to the server on an hourly basis (permanently). The account can be registered using the given link to view reports/analytics.

  • Client Server
    The software is installed into your own corporate server and it will automatically receive a new update whenever available. Full access will be granted for this cloud-based software. This option is available if security is a major concern to you or a large quantity of FootfallCam has been installed in your company.
Which solution, cloud solution or corporate server is most suitable for a user?

FootfallCam offer cloud server for users to host all of their visitor data free of charge. Users that are concerned with the security and privacy of the cloud solution may opt for a corporate server installation, which ensures that FootfallCam will have restricted access to the data of the user.

Can the device accessible outside the network?

There are 2 possible scenarios:

  • Scenario 1:
    The Footfallcam software is hosted on FootfallCam cloud server. You can access the data anytime and anywhere with your login details.

  • Scenario 2:
    The Footfallcam software is hosted on your internal server. The camera will only be accessed internally via your network, and there will be no external access to the camera directly.

Please confirm that your server can be deployed on premise and deliver exactly the same dashboards / features than the Cloud version?

Yes, installing on your own server will have the same dashboards/features with the Cloud version. Please find the server requirements here.

You may also contact us for a quotation by emailing us at [email protected]

How do I install the software in my own server?

The Footfallcam Analytic Manager is available for free at the Footfallcam server. If you would like to install the portal on your corporate server, there will be a one time fee incurred and our technical personnel will install the software for you at a time convenient to you.

Click here to view minimum server requirement for server installation.

What are the benefits using FootFallCam cloud server to host the data?

FootfallCam will ensure the software is up-to-date and the data is routinely backed up.

Click here for more information regarding on Server Installation.

Do I still have to access the FootfallCam server even after the FootfallCam Analytics Manager has been installed in my server?

Once the FootfallCam Analytics Manager has been installed in your server, you will be getting the same version of the FootfallCam Analytics Manager in your server. Hence, the data will be extracted and stored in your own server without having to access to the FootfallCam server.

What are the differences if to host the data in my own corporate server instead of FootfallCam cloud server?

  • You will have complete control over the security infrastructure of your data (less concern about the security of the data).
  • You will have lesser frequency yet more stable software updates.
  • You will have to back up our own data.

Staff Exclusion

Is there a way to analyze the staff Wi-Fi devices movement in the café cam (café / shop entrance) and remove it from video count (not Wi-Fi count)?

Due to the smaller scale of the café and shop, unfortunately our visitor count couldn't work as your suggested. And I believe any counter in the market couldn’t address this issue.
Likewise I suggest, the most critical part for counting the people in the shop is the trend line, for example over the week and the pattern of the day, and not the absolute number. I hope our analytic could help you have the clearer view of all these trend.

Can the counter distinguish between staffs and customers?

The counter does not have artificial intelligence to recognize a person by facial features, nor can it distinguish between customers and staffs. We have developed the exclusion line feature which will nullify the counting of a certain pathway. While the counter cannot distinguish staff from customer by facial feature, it can completely void the counting of staff if they use a specific entrance. Alternatively, we have developed the Staff Exclusion Tag (SE Tag) to exclude the counting of staff in retail environment.

How can the counting of staff be excluded from the Wi-Fi counting data?

For the staff to be eliminated from the data, it could excluded base on the dwell time result from Wi-Fi count as the staff would stay in the store more than 4 hours. The time frame is adjustable according to the needs of the user of the FootfallCam.

User Setting

How many people could we have access the footfall reports?

You may add as many users as you like for access to footfall reports, you can also limit access to only certain stores.

Click here for more information regarding on User Setting.  

Does admin/standard user level restrict access to video feed? We have privacy concern that we would like to restrict normal operators accessing to live video feed.

As mentioned previously we do not record videos, but in our Analytics Manager where all data are uploaded and reports are generated, we have an admin-level and user level accounts which restricts user level to make significant setting changes on the counters.

Does FootfallCam portal login webpage use https login form to access the data and report?

Yes, our portal login webpage will always use https for logins to encrypt the data and secure the connection.

Does FootfallCam set a unique login credential for every user to access the FootfallCam Analytics Manager v8?

Yes, we will set a unique login credential for each user, and they have the option to change the password at their will.

Can we whitelabel our customer's Analytics Manager V8 portal account? (To remove the "FootfallCam" wording at the bottom of the portal)

No, because it is coded into our system. However, you can add your company logo and name at the portal to be displayed to your customer.

Accuracy Audit

What happens if customers complain about the accuracy of the system?

    Is it overcount or undercount?  Is the inaccuracy 5% or 25%?  Is there any recent change


    You can i) review the data integrity report ii) if there seems to be an anomaly,  record a short video and see it yourself if the complaint is valid. If so, raise a ticket to FootfallCam Support


    Please note, often the complaint is not valid, it may be a ‘perceived’ inaccuracy (e.g. our security guard was standing 2 hours and did some manual counting).  FootfallCam video recording would help to clarify the situation. Often the customers would complain about overcounting, which rarely exists.

    How long time is the video recording for verification stored?

    The video will be recorded in the begining stage for verification purpose. Then, all recorded videos only store for 7 days (since the 3D image processing is done within the device to produce the count only), except the videos that are in the verification report will be stored until the counter is deleted.

    Can I adjust the angle of the camera to film the customers’ faces?

    The angle cannot be changed because the lens is not meant to be moved, and the counter is screwed in tightly to ensure the camera’s view does not change as it affects the accuracy as well. Hence the customer faces are not seen nor recorded (as the camera does not record any faces or even videos after the counters are verified).

    How FootfallCam avoid double counting from happening if there are multiple counters allocated at one entrance to collect the counting data?

    FootfallCam tuning specialists will observe the appearance of the entrance through cameras’ live view and draw the tracking zone to differentiate the overlapping area. The tracking zone and counting lines will not overlap the tracking zone drawn on another counter to avoid double counting.

    Why are there differences in accuracy between two counters?

    Even though each counter is manufactured with the exact same specifications, the differences in accuracy between 2 counters is mainly due to the environment of the store. Factors such as the space around the entrance, the proximity of the shelves, and swinging doors could potentially affect its accuracy. The tracking zone could alleviate the issue of people 'ping-ponging' between the counting lines, however, the size of the tracking zone cannot be too large to reduce the chance to track the people at the edge of the tracking zone due to the acute optical angle of images.

    How accurate is the Footfallcam counter?

    The Footfall accuracy report generated by our verification specialists is guaranteed with at least 95% accuracy for each counter. The validation is done with full transparency as the video and report will be sent to you to approve and verify. At any given time, you may manually schedule a video recording from the counter and once the video is uploaded, you may perform the accuracy audit by manually counting and compare against the system count. Afterwards, you will be able to generate a report for the accuracy.

    You may manually schedule a video recording from the counter and when you have the video uploaded, and perform the accuracy audit by manually counting and compare against the system count. Afterwards you will be able to generate a report for the accuracy. Footfall accuracy handled by our verification specialists is at least 95% for each counter with full transparency by video validation for you

    What is the acceptable % range for counting accuracy? And, what is the ideal store environment for achieving more than 95% accuracy level?

    The accuracy can achieve more than 98% in the situation of ideal store environment. FootfallCam tuning specialist team will record a video recording for 30 mins until 50 mins, to perform the manual count based on the recorded video and compare with the actual system count. Accuracy rate is Manual Count (as Sample Size) divided by System Count.

    Conditions to achieve 98% accuracy:

    • Ideal ceiling height: 2.7m - 3.3m
    • No swinging door
    • No stock display/basket on the entrance that would cause customer/ staff hovering at the entrance
    • No decoration dangling on the ceiling
    • Consistence lighting condition
    • Avoid carpet with spiral pattern that would cause the camera have difficulties in identify the height
    • Avoid floor with mirror effect that would cause human height difficult to identify
    • Avoid dark condition that couldn't identify the presence of the human
    • Avoid the live view capture the cashier near to entrance and people tend to queuing up when making payment
    What do I do if the count is not accurate?

    Footfallcam has the manual accuracy tuning page for customer to perform the accuracy audit with the video footage recorded. If you feel that it is not accurate, you can provide us the time span and we will take video and investigate for you. The Wi-Fi data would need 3 weeks sample size data for us to define the threshold for the wifi counting data.

    How can users justify the accuracy of the counters in their store?

    The standard process to monitor the data is for users to suggest to schedule video recording and perform the manual count using people counter video recording.

    How much data will be used to upload video to the server on average per day?

    FootfallCam People Counter will use around 20mb data a day to upload videos for verification purpose. Once the counter is verified, the counter will only upload a maximum of 10kb of data per day.

    Does every counter purchased needs to be verified?

    Yes, due to the variances of each store environment, counter parameter settings can be fine tuned to make sure it is adjusted to fit into the current store environment and to optimise the counting accuracy. The retailer can choose to:

    • Verify it by yourself
      The FootfallCam Analytic Manager V8™ is a user-friendly tool that enables individuals to carry out the verification by themselves.

    • Verify it by FootfallCam Tuning Specialist
      Alternatively, our specialist can provide this service which takes up to 3 - 7 business days, and a report will be generated and sent to the retailer. 
    Why is accuracy verification important?

    Footfall traffic and conversion rate are key performance indicators for top management. People counter accuracy are under scrutiny, without a trustworthy system, the management cannot manage their stores effectively. Accuracy verification ensure that the counter's accuracy is higher than 95%.

    My store is located directly next to other stores, how will their visitors affect my Wi-Fi analytics? Will it affect the reliability or accuracy of the data?

    The Wi-Fi tracker will detect the unique MAC ID according to the signal strength of the mobile device of people around the entrance. As the visitor approaches the entrance where the counter is installed, their signal will be picked up as long as the minimum signal strength threshold is met. That MAC address will be identified as the "in-time" of the visitor. Similarly, the MAC address of that visitor will be labelled as "out-time" as they leave the store. The time difference between the 2 signals will indicate the visitor duration.

    How will the video be transfered to other servers? We will be downloading the videos to performing quality verification through manual counting in selected one hour period.

    Our counter have auto recording function. We understand that verification of the accuracy rate is very important for most of the retailers. Every recorded video would send back to our server by scheduled time (e.g. every morning 5am). The recorded video would transfer to our server and you could login to the portal and use the recorded video to do the verification manually. We also provide the tools for generate report, so that you could easily generate an accuracy report for each counter and you may want it to send back to your headquarter.

    How can we get the verification report (Accuracy Audit Report) for the device accuracy?

    For every installation, Reseller / Customer will have let FootfallCam Verification Team know the details as below:
    - Device Serial Number
    - Name Company and Branch 
    - Installation Completed Date
    The Accuracy Audit Report will be completed within 14 day(s) after the request from the reseller / customer is received.

    What is the video format it generates?

    Mpeg, we only record video only for verification purposes where we will determine the accuracy of the counter by recording 30 minutes video 3 times a day to collect sample sizes. Once sufficient sample sizes are collected, FootfallCam will not record video anymore unless scheduled by customer

    Export Data

    How can I get the excel file through FTP from the server?

    Retrieve from our server:

    • We will provide you a FTP login detail, directory, etc.
    • The system will auto generate the file at a specified time everyday.
    • You can write a script to retrieve it from our server using the login details provided.

    Pushing the Excel file to your server:

    • You will need to provide us your FTP details such as:
      i) Username     
      ii) Password     
      iii) Directory
    • We will make the configuration to auto generate the Excel file on our server every day/week (depending on the requirement).
    • We will push the file to your server every day/week (depending on the requirement).

    Kindly let me know how the data could be pushed to the cloud to our platform from the device.

    1. Retrieve data directly from the counter (Program/Script needs to run in the same network as the counter) :-

    • a. Write your own script
    • b. Get the data from the counter by using the API
      (http://<ip to counter>:<port>/pi-cgi/data_hourly.json?date=yyyymmdd (JSON Format))

    2. Retrieve data from our database :-

    • a. Request for a SQL login from us. Please provide the following details :-
      • i) Current Control Panel (footfallcounter.com) login details
      • ii) Counter name
      • iii) Counter branch
    • b. For more information on the available command for the database login provided, please refer to the API documentation Section 2.2.
    • c. Write our own Program/Script to suit your needs.

    Can Wi-Fi counting data exportation process be automated through the use of API?

    Integration of the Wi-Fi data into business intelligence systems may use done via the use of the export centre within FootfallCam Anayltic Manager. Alternatively, users may refer to our API Documentation for more detailed usage of API.

    Can raw counting data be extracted from FootfallCam Analytic Manager directly, whether it is in the cloud or on premise?

    You able to export raw data from the FootfallCam Analytic Manager v8 with the methods listed as below:

    • Manual Export
    • Exporting via API
    • Exporting via FTP
    • Automate E-Mail scheduling

    Click here for more information regarding on Export Data.

    How does the counter store data and can the data be accessed via API to pull the data out?

    The data is stored and in our FootfallCam Analytics Manager, our web-based control panel. We do have an API export function which allows for you to integrate with a third-party software and pull the data from our server.

    Click here for more information regarding on Export Data.

    Does the product have RESTFUL API feed for time, date, name of room and number of occupants?

    Yes, we do have an API function.

    Click here for more information regarding on Export Data.

    Device Specification

    Is FootfallCam People Counter is approved by UL/CE/CSA?

    Yes, FootfallCam People Counter is CE certified.

    Can the counter be used offline, meaning no Internet connection?

    Our counter requires internet connection to send traffic data into our central database. There is no problem if the counter temporarily loses internet connection, because it will automatically upload data once the internet connection is regained.

    What is the coverage area for FootfallCam People Counter or IP-Cam if FootfallCam Centroid is implemented for data collection?

    The coverage area will be fully depending on the view of the FootfallCam People Counter or IP-Cam used. FootfallCam Centroid will process the data collected for human detection.

    For restroom managemrent solution, are the sensors independent to each other? Can the alert trigger be set up at different threshold for each sensor to notify the cleaners for action?

    Yes, every counter can be set with different threshold level to meet your requirement. The sensor can be independent to each other or to be connected with another sensor for people counting.

    How do I disable WiFi analytics in FootfallCam People Counter?

    You can stop the FootfallCam People Counter from broadcasting their SSIDs by unplugging WiFi transmitter from the device.
    As a result, this will also disable all WiFi data such as returning customer, unique customer, visit duration, outside traffic which will affect the data shown in company reports, store reports, marketing effectiveness reports, and shopping mall reports. This is because the counter is not able to collect WiFi data without the transmitter.

    How many days back that the FootfallCam can identify the same MAC address to identity the returning customer?

    FootfallCam can remember the MAC address that stores in the database for last 30 days to identity the returning customer.

    Does counter Wi-Fi interfere with other devices in the store?

    Device will automatically determine the Wi-Fi frequency based on the environment to prevent interference. The Wi-Fi is IEEE 802.11bgn and will only use 2.4GHz frequency range. The Wi-Fi analytic is designed to listen to shopper’s SSID probs, and it is not transmitting any data, therefore it should provide minimum interference to any other Wi-Fi network.

    What is the tablet specification to display Live Occupancy?

    The display tablet will need to be able to connect to WIFI and display necessary information via our application or via a web browser. In terms of mobile app, our application is compatible with any version of IOS device however for Android, it is only compatible with version 9 and above.

    Is the Wi-Fi tracking accurate since not everyone carries a Wi-Fi enabled device?

    The Wi-Fi tracking works in conjunction with the video counting to ensure the accuracy of the Footfallcam.

    Can Footfallcam categorize a number of visitor as a group? For example, a family of 4 in a supermarket may only make 1 bulk purchase, are there any method to categorize these 4 visitors as 1 group?

    Yes, FootfallCam is able to capture a number of visitors as one visitor group when they enter the store. Please note that group counting is an additional feature which requires additional cost for its activation. Kindly contact [email protected] for the cost of activation. 

    What is the power supply required for FootfallCam people counting counter?

    The counter is powered using Power over Ethernet. The main power required will be less than 10w.

    Are there any add-ons or accessories available for FootfallCam?

    The FootfallCam was designed to be a comprehensive solution and as a stand alone unit. There are no add-ons available for FootfallCam as all future developments and features are made available for every users of FootfallCam without cost. The only accessories that are sold for FootfallCam are wall brackets and drop pole mount to optimise the counting accuracy of FootfallCam based on height.

    Are wireless FootfallCam People Counter available by FootfallCam?

    FootfallCam do not offer wireless people counter. However, Footfallcam only requires 1 cable to install and is powered over ethernet.

    Is it possible to track a specific visitor through FootfallCam?

    FootfallCam is compliant with the latest GDPR and we are not able to track a certain specific visitor, there is no reason to do so, reports are generated to create an overall trend for business decision makers to have actionable plan based on the reports, not on specific individuals.

    What is the IP rating for Footfallcam?

    The IP rating for Footfallcam is IP31.

    What is the maximum radius of the Wi-Fi counting FootfallCam can support for the 5 metrics?

    FootfallCam Wi-Fi counting for the 5 metrics can cover up to 100 m2 in radius provided no block on the path or wall.

    Does your hardware solution produce a heatmap report to show the visitor flow?

    Our device can be toggled to count in heat-map counting mode to count the number of people that passed the area, the number of people that stayed in a particular area, the length of duration they stay in the area, and the percentage of passers-by that are engaged with the area. A visitor flow map can be generated for venues with multiple devices installed to show how many people move from one location to another.

    Is there any way we can exclude counting kids/children?

    Yes, FootfallCam People Counter can exclude kids counting which are below 1.3m in height (Default Value).

    For your information, you may raise a support ticket for adjust the threshold height is adjustable upon request.

    Does FootfallCam work in a region where customers' devices do not have Wi-Fi connection on?

    The FootfallCam utilises both video counting and wifi counting to ensure accuracy beyond 95%. In regions where consumers seldomly use wifi connectivity, the FootfallCam can reliable function on video counting alone.

    Do you have an administration software to control or visualize the status of the device(s) in real time?

    Yes, we have a routine health check software available for users to determine the networking status of their FootfallCam in real time.

    What is the battery life of the FootfallCam People Counter?

    There is no built-in battery in the FootfallCam People Counter.

    Can I use a WI-Fi dongle, instead of a LAN cable, to connect the counter to the internet?

    Yes, the data from the counter can be transmitted via GPRS. However, the single USB port at the counter is normally being utilised for the Wi-Fi adapter in the Wi-Fi counting solution. To address this limitation, the user may use an external USB hub to build up more USB ports

    Why is internet connection is needed for FootfallCam?

    Internet connection is use to send traffic data and recorded videos into the cnetral database. All counting are done locally on the FootfallCam counter and the traffic data are stored inside the counter when there is no internet connectivity. Once the data has been successfully uploaded onto the cloud server, the data will be deleted from the counter.

    What is the function of routine system health check?

    It is a report that generates and list out the status or faults of the respective counter that is located at different locations.

    Can the WiFi tracking get a unique reference number through a mobile number?

    The WiFi counting detects the MAC address of the mobile device, and encrypts it in a specific way, so that it's still able to distinguish the unique devices and know if they've been here before (returning customer). The encrypted ID is stored, not the original MAC. We couldn't get the phone number though. The WiFi signal of the phone is linked to the device, not the SIM card, hence we could only get the MAC but not the phone number.

    Is the Wi-Fi sensor integrated in the FootfallCam People Counter?

    Yes, Wi-Fi and video counting are key technologies which are present in the hardware device.

    Does it only require 1 IP address? Does it support IPv4 and IPv6?

    Yes, each unit only require 1 IP address, and it supports IPv4 and IPv6, the counter has a option of DHCP and also configuring static IP settings.

    Can the FootfallCam People Counter address the issue of U-turn?

    Yes, we can discount people that are not entering the store.

    Click here to watch the demo video from FootfallCam YouTube Channel.

    What is the performance of the product under contrast light condition?

    It requires minimum 300 lux for it to be counting, under contrast light condition, if from the live view is able to see a human passing through (not too dark or too bright such as direct light pointing onto the lens) then it be able to count.

    Click here to view datasheet of FootfallCam People Counter.

    Do you have thermal people counter?

    Unfortunately, we do not do for the thermal based people counting, as it has some of the limitation as follow:

    • The counting accuracy will affected by sudden temperature / heat variations and light change.
    • Inability to identify object passing by.
    • Not applicable during winter.

    FootfallCam People Counter is more advanced and accurate in this aspect as it could eliminate the problem stated above.

    What is the weight of the FootfallCam People Counter?

    The weight of one FootfallCam counter is approximately 1.2kg.

    Click here to view the datasheet of FootfallCam People Counter.

    Is there any additional hardware required to identify unique visitors?

    No, FootfallCam People Counter come with a Wi-Dongle attached and used to track visitors IP address and determine the visitor duration, cross shopping, turn in rate & returning customers.

    Is it possible for FootfallCam People Counter to share internet connection with other devices?

    Footfallcam does not require to have it's own separate internet connection and may share it's connection with other devices. The bandwidth usage by the Footfallcam is minimal and have nearly no impact on the connection speed of other devices.

    Is the WiFi capability available when the sensor is flush mounted?

    Yes, as long as the FootfallCam People Counter has power is connected to the server, it is able to track the MAC address of the visitors.

    FootfallCam Analytics Tool

    What is included in your Footfallcam control panel?

    FootfallCam Device Manager
    This is where you can view the analytics and the reports. The data will be upload to our server every hour, so you can see the hourly breakdown in the analytic center. We also provide a set of standard report in the analytics Software, weekly report will compile in weekly basis; and daily report will compile in daily basis (which means you can see in the next day). Apart from that, you can also have the following features in our analytics software:

    FootfallCam Analytic Software
    This is where you can view the analytics and the reports. The data will be upload to our server every hour, so you can see the hourly breakdown in the analytic center. We also provide a set of standard report in the analytics Software, weekly report will compile in weekly basis; and daily report will compile in daily basis (which means you can see in the next day). Apart from that, you can also have the following features in our analytics software:

    • Account Management
      Different users may have different job responsibilities and need to use the FootfallCam Analytic Manager TM in different ways. Individual user accounts can be setup for your team member, and access rights assigned accordingly.Every user will be assigned a user ID and password, which they will be able to access from any networked location. System administrator will have remote access to the accounts information, modify access rights and disable any account when a team member leaves the company.

    • Email Scheduler
      Reports can be scheduled to be sent to the key person (e.g store manager for the store weekly reports, marketing manager for the campaign effectiveness reports, etc.) via email on a regular basis.

    • Health Check
      A routine system health check is implemented, which check across the whole system to make sure all counters are connected and counting. This health check is usually scheduled to perform daily at a pre-defined time (eg. 12am). An automated email alert will be sent to the person-in-charge detailing any faults found, making this a pro-active yet manageable approach to maintain all the counters across your retail chain. Checking details:
      • a. Network issue and failed to connect to server
      • b. Alert for data is lower/ higher than usual
      • c. Counting data and Wi-Fi data upload checking

    • Accuracy Audit
      It is important to be able to check that your counters are indeed counting accurately. Accuracy audit allows you to capture a short video clip, do a manual count and cross check it with the system count for this period. A verification report can then be generated, along with the video evidence, and centrally archived for future reference. Accuracy Verification basically is a process of ensuring the accuracy of each single people counter. Fine tuning camera parameter is vital for any single people counter as the accuracy may be affected by the different store environment. Accuracy verification act as a proof for the top management that the camera installed at the particular store has achieved the required counting accuracy to ensure the traffic data is accurate and reliable to be used for the future planning for the store.

    • Data Export and Integration
      API are available to import or export data to and from a system. FootfallCam is a fully embedded software module, intended for any environment where store footfall counting is required. Business intelligence (BI) system extracts and analyses footfall data (from FootfallCam central server) together with ePOS data or staff labour hours (from retailer’s ePOS system or staff management system) to produce management report for corporate strategic planning. Ways of Integration:
      • a. Pull data via API
      • b. Pull data from central database
      • c. Push data to your FTP server
      • d. Download CSV from FootfallCam control panel

    • Centrally Manage All FootfallCam Counters
      In the control panel, you will be able to fully manage your FootfallCam counters, assign or edit any configurations remotely. You will be able to setup the branch ID, counter ID, number of counters per branch, counting period, holiday / late night shopping, etc.

    How does the system measure marketing effectiveness?

    Our marketing effectiveness report shows the customer behaviour and traffic patterns pre-marketing event and post marketing event. Retailers can set the marketing period (e.g. 4 July to 6 July) in the report, and report period for example from 28 June to 13 July, and they will get to see the evaluation of the traffic pattern pre-event ( 28 June to 3 July), during the marketing campaign ( 4 July to 6 July) and Post- event traffic pattern ( 7 July to 13 July).

    Why is the report show only number of INs?

    The figure in the counting reports show only total of “INs”. This is because the total of “INs” would be more critical for a store to compare their sales conversion rate. And the number of In and Out would be roughly the same. Most of the retail stores are using the total of people walk into the store to do the analytic for sales conversion rate and the KPI analysis.

    Why is are no data for today in the control panel?

    The data on Daily Report will only be available on the next day, for example, 18th June data will only be available on 19th june. Similiarly, the data on Weekly report will only be available on next week. For example, week 19 data will only be visible from week 20 onwards.

    How many types of report is available?

    We have over 15+ reports available for retail chain and an additional 5+ reports that are exclusively for shopping mall usage.
    Click here to view FootfallCam sample report.

    How can the counting data be used?

    The counting data generated by Footfallcam can be used in a variety of ways. Some stores use them to optimize staff planning, evaluate their marketing effectiveness, review the number of customers that generate revenue.
    Click here to read our case study.

    How does the counter accounts for customers that do not carry a mobile device with WiFi?

    The WiFi analytics looks at the general trend of the indicators, not single customer. The customers that does not carry a mobile device would be a statistical discrepency and would not affect the overall trend of the indicators.

    What is the retention period of data in server or cloud?

    Data will be stored permanently in the server, as the data is meaningful for forecasting from the historical year.

    How is the dwell time (in store time spent by customers) calculated?

    The dwell time of a visitor is calculated by identifying their mobile phone's unique MAC ID. If the signal strength of the MAC ID has two peaks that are above the defined threshold, they are then identified as the IN time and the OUT time of the visitor.

    What is the functions of the Wi-Fi tracking feature?

    The functions are as below:

    • Using the Wi-Fi tracking, we can detect the number of smartphones that are within the premise and the percentage of people that enter the store.
    • To track whether customers are returning customer since every customer would have their unique identifier by using smartphone and also the duration they stay in the stores.
    • Track the time a shopper leaves and enters the store which is able to generate the visit duration.

    Is it possible to retrieve the MAC information of customer?

    Due to privacy concern, MAC addresses are stored in FootfallCam database and has been hashed at counter level. It is a one way hashing. Therefore, no users including FootfallCam personnel will be able to view the original MAC address information of customers.

    Can the data show satatistics based on visitors' dwelling time in each zone?

    Yes, based on our zone counter, the reports generated will be able to determine the average dwell time of each visitor in that area.

    Could we see a full history of data stored?

    Yes, you can see the full history data from the beginning of the date. All data is stored in the central database.

    How is sales conversion rate at the FootfallCam Analytics Manager v8 being calculated and why is it helpful for the retail stores business?

    Sales conversion rate is defined as how many percentages of the visitor (which has entered on the site) has converted into actual sales. This result allows the manager to see a deeper insight of the store performance. For example, high footfall will mean the store is attracting a lot of customers from outside traffic but a low conversion rate will indicate that it is not doing a good job of maximizing sales opportunities.

    Where should the dashboard be placed?

    The dashboard can be displayed either on tablet or any display monitor. Ideally, it should be placed somewhere in the store where it can be easily seen by store manager and staff.

    Can my stores have this Queue Management Live Dashboard?

    Dashboard is available upon request as each dashboard need to customized and built by our specialist to cater for each store's use case. In order to collect the required data for Queue Management Live Dashboard, our people counter, FooffallCam 3D Plus need to be installed at the position to cover the queue area and configured with queue counting parameter settings.

    Can the store manager see the footfall counts right at the end of the day in the cloud using a browser?

    Yes, our counting data will be uploaded to the cloud server every hour. Thus, the store manager will be able to check the data at the end of the day using any WiFi enabled devices.

    Does the Wi-Fi tracking available for outside of the shop only?

    The Wi-Fi tracking is available for both inside and outside of the shop. The data acquired from the Wi-Fi tracking will be used to track various metrics such as outside traffic, turn in rate, visit durations, unique customers and returning customers. Therefore, it is relevant to cater for the entire shop.

    How does FootfallCam identify when a specific customer walks in the store again?

    FootfallCam detects the MAC address of a customer to identify the specific customer is a returning customer or not. These MAC addresses are hashed in one-way hashing method to ensure that even the customer’s MAC addresses are not stored.

    Which data will be stored permanently in the server and may be retrieved via FootfallCam Analytic Manager v8?

    Only collected counting data, meaning the number of visitors coming in and out of your stores will be stored in the central database. The counts are in text format that is being recorded and transmitted to the server to produce footfall reports.

    Import Data

    How often should sales data be uploaded from ePoS?

    The sales data may be uploaded daily, or in bulk. As long as there is a specified data in the file uploaded, FootfallCam Analytic Manager v8 will be able to distinguish the sales volume and correlate it with the correct footfall data.

    Backup Data

    What happens when the internet goes down? Will it upload once connection is regained?

    Yes, the data will be uploaded once the counter regain its internet connection. (Provided counter power is turned on and running when the counter does not have internet connection).

    Is port forwarding required for counter installation?

    Port forwarding is not required as the counter will ‘push’ the traffic data to the central database automatically.

    How often is the data collected from the FootfallCam available for display?

    The data will require an aggregation period of 2 hours. An example is for data beginning at 3:00pm and ending at 4:00pm, it will be available at 6:00pm. This is to ensure that all data are properly uploaded. All daily report will be generated the next day at 6:00am, and all weekly reports will be generated on Monday at 6:00am.

    Centroid

    What device does FootfallCam Centroid support?

    FootfallCam Centroid supports both FootfallCam People Counter and generic IP CCTV. Each Centroid can connect up to 8 devices at the same time for 1 functional feature.

    What are the technical specification requirements for CCTV?

    To connect with FootfallCam Centroid, CCTV must satisfy the following baseline requirements:

    • RTSP enabled
    • No fish-eye lens, no panoramic view, no wide angle lens with distortions
    • At least 720p, 10 FPS
    • Landscape view orientation

    Other functional feature may impose further environmental and performance constraints.

    Does Centroid require POE?

    No, Centroid does not draw power from RJ45 cable, it already has a dedicated power adapter that comes in the box. It does require RJ45 cable for internet connectivity.

    Does Centroid have GPIO output?

    Yes, it can be used for controlling electronic gates etc, however special hardware and wiring is required, hence it must be noted during product inquiry. Centroid does not come with GPIO output in the box.

    Can Centroid work with DVR or NVR?

    Centroid can work with DVR, as long as the DVR is configured to channel each CCTV footage via individual RTSP streams.

    Centroid may work with NVR if NVR can also be configured in a similar fashion.

    How long does Centroid store its data?

    Centroid will send all data immediately to FootfallCam server. A local copy will also be saved on device for 14 days.

    Does Centroid support Staff Exclusion Tag?

    Staff exclusion tag are not readily available with Centroid + CCTV due to a few limitations:

    1. If a CCTV can see a person's front view when he/she enters, it then can only see the person's back when exit. This means accuracy=0% in one of the directions.
      This is not the case for top down counter where no matter staff is entering or exiting, front view can be seen.
    2. CCTV is usually installed at edge/corner of the ceiling (because people don't like being watched), that may occlude/shrink the view of staff tag.
    Can it work in a linux environment like Centos, nginx server, apache or does it only work with Windows?

    Centroid itself has a custom OS already. Users do not need to have another environment to host Centroid for its processing/counting function. Centroid is a standalone device which outputs counting data, to either FootfallCam's cloud server or the client server.

    How is the connection of the Centroid device to the DVR or security camera, that is, by what means (HDMI, RCA, RED)?

    Centroid is connected to the security cameras via RTSP connection via RJ45 LAN cable; usually it is connected to a switch, not directly into Centroid's ethernet port.

    Can 8 IP cameras be used to get footfall with one Centroid?

    Yes, one Centroid can be connected to up to 8 IP cameras to generate data via AI video analytics.

    Shopping Mall

    How to buy from FootfallCam?

    FootfallCam and our local authorised reseller can work with you to consult about your requirements, and come up with a floor plan proposal with the estimated cost of the project.  Mall owners often have their preferred installation teams to carry out the installation and future field maintenance. We are happy to work with them, and provide training and agreed distribution of responsibility of the project.

    Can I reuse my existing legacy system?

    Yes, our V8 People Counting Software can reuse your existing people counter; however many of those counters may have inconsistent accuracy which we would not be able to support.

    In addition, our Centroid can reuse any CCTV IP cameras for people counting using AI analytics, this can help you to significantly reduce the infrastructure and equipment costs.

    Who will look after the system for us?

    As part of the proposal, we would draw up an agreed plan to clearly identify the works and responsibility of each party involved. This would help the mall owner to have transparency on the total costs of ownership and accountability on the area phase of the project.

    Is the system secure?

    Security and privacy of the system is the highest priority for FootfallCam. Our system complies with all major standards, and penetration tests are regularly performed. We only store aggregated statistics, and do not store any personal identifiable information in our system. Video data may be reviewed by FootfallCam for data accuracy verification purposes, and its access must have prior consensus by the end customer.  The video would be automatically deleted after the verification.

    How to ensure high system availability?

    In the unfortunate situation of server or network failure, the data would still be collected and stored in the edge devices. The data would re-upload to the system after restoration, so no data would be lost.  The historical data in the server can be configured to be backed up in a pre-defined period.