Smart Capacity Monitoring with Parametric

The UK Government announced some of the biggest changes to lockdown restrictions in England since March yesterday. With many premises now set to reopen on 4th July, we’ve taken a look at how the new Parametric smart capacity monitoring solution can help monitor capacity and ensure customer safety going forward.

Over the last three months, we’ve all become accustomed to the 2 metre social distancing guidelines. As we approach stage 3 of England’s lockdown exit strategy social distancing is due to be lowered to 1 metre+ in areas such as bars, hotels and restaurants where the 2m rule is more difficult to apply.

Based on the latest Government guidelines (dated 23/06/2020), Restaurants, pubs, bars and shops should all calculate the maximum number of customers they can accommodate to reasonably follow social distancing. This is where the Parametric smart capacity monitoring solution can help!

Meet the Parametric PCR2-XIO

Smart Capacity Monitoring Post Lockdown

Paired with the new specially designed light pole, the Parametric outdoor people counter sensor can be configured to your capacity numbers to display a green or red light based on whether it’s safe to enter or not. This compact device can sit neatly in your venues entrance to help manage queues.

What does it do?

The Parametric PCR2-XIO is a bidirectional counting sensor which uses radar signals to monitor the number of people entering and leaving your premises. With an XIO extension board for digital outputs, the sensor can be configured to work alongside other devices to control equipment, lamps and/or access control systems.

We’re here to help

We have a wide range of sensors available to support businesses adjusting to the ‘new normal’. Get in touch to discuss your requirements with one of our experts today.

The Things Conference: Will You Virtually Be There?

Given the current climate, much of the world is now under strict social distancing measures and being asked to #stayhome. This has seen many industry events be postponed for the foreseeable future. Thanks to our friends at The Things Network and the fantastic tech available they will be bringing the IoT industry together on 16th April for a worldwide virtual conference which we’re delighted to be supporting!

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What to expect from The Things Virtual Conference

Boasting 24 hours worth of online content, The Things Virtual Conference is a great platform for connecting with tens of thousands of LoRaWAN® professionals from across the globe. With a variety of virtual IoT conference rooms, attendees will be able to engage with industry experts while accessing premium content at the click of a button.

Over the course of the day, attendees will be able to:

  • Interact with IoT industry experts
  • Participate in hands-on workshops about Edge Computing, hardware secure elements, The Things Stack, battery optimisation, gateway configuration, cloud integrations and much more
  • Listen to panel discussions featuring top-notch technology providers
  • Hear more about LoRaWAN® deployments in the wild

…. and much more!

What will Alliot bring to the The Things Virtual Conference?

Our Technical Director, Paul Hayes will be presenting on the Mass Deployment of LoRaWAN® Sensors. Having developed our own set of provisioning services, in his session, Paul will be looking at the current state of play and what the future holds with regards to growing the LoRaWAN market.

Get Your Ticket

Registration for The Things Virtual Conference couldn’t be easier, simply register your details to secure your ticket!

Sit back, stay home and join us on 16th April for what’s set to be an incredible day for IoT.

What we’re doing to prepare for COVID-19

Coronavirus – What we’re doing to prepare

Given the current status of the Coronavirus pandemic, we would like to share some information on the measures we have put in place this week to ensure the long term reliability of Alliot as a distributor. We feel that our key function is to keep our warehouse operating, receiving stock and shipping out our customer orders, we have therefore taken the decision to physically isolate our warehouse operation team from the rest of the business and have enforced a remote working policy for all Alliot employees who are able to perform their roles outside of the office.

Our thinking is that the majority of our staff are trained to be able to work in the warehouse, should one of our existing warehouse team catch COVID-19 we may be forced to send the whole team home. In this instance, we would deep clean the area immediately and rotate our home working staff to cover these roles and maintain operation.

We would like to reassure our partners that there are no current stock issues and no current personnel issues. We are taking this bold and early step to mitigate the future risk to our staff, our business and our customers.

We maintain focused on providing the very best services and fast delivery times to support you and your business. The intentions of these measures are to:

  • Protect our employees from being put at risk of catching COVID-19
  • Provide continuity to ALL of our operations, protecting our customers from supply issues
  • To continue to provide you with an outstanding level of service

Like everyone else, we are currently in unchartered territory, but as part of ProVu holdings, we are well accustomed to utilising the technologies available and are in a strong positionto adapt to this work methodology. Our move to send everyone home to work has been in place for two days and has gone extremely well with no disruption to our operations.

We will keep you updated with further changes as and when we have more information.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Alliot Team.