A social media giant wanted to gather occupancy related insights and thus improve space utilization across their campuses, including conference rooms, cafeterias and other general purpose areas. Legacy solutions that they were using were not accurate and more importantly, compromised the privacy of their employees.
A solution that combines Quanergy’s long-range 3D LiDAR sensors with advanced perception software, Q-track, was deployed over a very diverse environment consisting of large and small rooms including a number of occlusions of various sizes (tables, chairs, cabinets, columns, pillars, etc.). The sensors provided ample coverage and filtered all the noise thanks to Q-Track’s unique ability to combat occlusions via a new object stitching mechanism that allows the system to track a person if they temporarily disappear behind a column.
Quanergy’s solution resulted in hyper accurate detection, tracking and classification of employees all without compromising any privacy or capturing any Personal Identifiable Information (PII). Other solutions failed to provide the desired level of accuracy due to complexity of the campus environment (cameras offer a low people counting accuracy while costing more square foot and they don’t work well in areas with a lot of obstacles).
Quanergy’s LiDAR-based portfolio is rapidly becoming the solution of choice for various smart space customers. Due to its ability to accurately detect, track and classify objects, Quanergy’s solutions bring the operators’ attention to what really matters most and ignore the noise. After deploying Quanergy’s solutions, smart space customers can ensure a positive employee experience. Inefficient space utilization can result in a lot of wasted resources and negatively impact the employee experience. Employees would like to know when the office is expected to be overcrowded or abandoned and Quanergy can help with that.
Facility managers for these smart spaces can gain insights on patterns/trends thanks to Quanergy’s solutions and use that information to shape the environment so that it is an efficient and comfortable space for the employees.
Quanergy’s solutions offers a much lower cost per square foot compared to other solutions such as cameras, video analytics, etc. Quanergy’s solutions also allow customers to keep leveraging existing investments by augmenting their camera-based PID systems, enabling them to locate with unprecedented level accuracy the exact location of a potential intruder. Quanergy’s solution addresses all major smart space/occupancy metrics use cases as well as mission-critical security use cases through the following core competencies: