- July 17, 2019
- FLIR Systems, Inc.
July 17, 2019 – FLIR Systems announced the latest generation of the FLIR Brickstream 3D Gen 2 people counting sensor. This version includes an employee filtering feature designed to provide retail and shopping businesses with more accurate customer traffic data and sales conversion metrics. The employee filtering feature uses a combination of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and employee-worn tags to automatically identify and remove staff from customer counts, a process that can otherwise be manual or missing in retail environments today.
Retail people counting devices are primarily located above store entrances, making the Brickstream 3D Gen 2 with Employee Filtering suitable for environments where staff, such as greeters and security guards, are located near doorways or where they frequently enter and exit. Employee filtering is also suitable for luxury retailers where foot traffic is lower and including even a few employee counts can easily skew conversion metrics. The employee filtering feature is enabled through a BLE tag worn by employees and registered to the sensor. The sensor automatically identifies staff when entering or leaving the store without any manual action required. With its combination of BLE tag sensor technology, the Brickstream employee filtering feature identifies staff members. Retailers access the counts either directly using the FLIR Brickstream user interface, or through integration with their retail analytics software.
The Brickstream 3D Gen 2 with Employee Filtering is now available for purchase through established FLIR Brickstream distribution partners. Employee filtering is also available for Brickstream 3D+ customers. Brickstream 3D+ customers can contact their distribution partner for details on how to enable the feature.