SAGE delivered a smart cities solution to continually monitor visitor movement within two Victorian botanic garden locations using passive detection.
Enables delivery of accurate data for public funding requirements and informed planning to improve visitor experience.
SAGE Edge, pedestrian detection, Smart Cities dashboard, real-time visitor data, data trending, Smart Cities solutions.
Melbourne and Cranbourne, Victoria
SAGE delivered a smart cities solution to continually monitor visitor movement within the two garden locations using passive detection. Thirteen SAGE Edge units were installed (nine devices in the Melbourne gardens and four in Cranbourne) utilising Bluetooth technology to detect visitors in both locations in real-time, and to determine the most popular paths within the gardens and providing data on dwell time.
The three types of Edge device units are either mains powered or by solar-charged batteries that run for extended periods without sunlight, ensuring the sites can be continually capturing pedestrian data. Three of the units at Cranbourne are solar-powered, with the other nine units on mains.
The smallest of these units are ideally suited for use in the heritage-listed gardens as they are visually discreet and have minimal impact on the garden landscape. The anonymous nature of the visitor data collected also suited the public spaces.
Since the initial deployment of the SAGE Edge devices, six cameras are being connected to the platform to enhance security and boost the reliability of data collection through video analytics of pedestrian movements.
SAGE Edge is a universal IoT capture device that offers a single solution to a wide range of applications.