Reliable IoT crowd counting data devices with multi-layered security for a smart city
Pilot 1.2 deploys IoT devices capable of detecting BT/Wi-Fi signals from cell phones and offering a precise figure related to the number of people present at a certain time in a designated spot. These devices currently have the ability to record historical data on the number of people that were at those spots during the measurement times. This solution is also capable of tracking the movement of people around the area of study, following the MAC Wi-Fi signals of their mobile phones, while keeping their privacy intact.
These devices can act as crowd-counters, and could be used in downtown beaches and parks, as well as other crowded areas during summertime. The IoT devices are portable so that they can be placed into these diverse spots at different times. A mobile app is ideal to assist users. This pilot could enrich the information currently offered about such areas by adding data related to the number of people at different stops in that route, thereby helping municipal services detect which are the spots preferred by visitors.
The main experience will be conducted in Las Llamas Park in Santander, where these counting devices will be placed in strategic spots to provide valuable information not only to municipal services but also to other users interested in knowing which these preferred spots are. So far, the initial version of these IoT devices has been designed and developed and the proper spots are being elected in accordance with Santander Municipality.