Businesses can promote social distancing during shelter-in-place…and prepare for the aftermath

Get real-time alerts by text message when too many people gather at your locations

BlueFox solutions notify the on-site team promptly when the number of people in a store or in a public place exceeds a preset threshold.

With the measures being put in place to reduce the COVID-19 spread,  such as limitations on the number of people in public places including stores and offices, we present to you the perfect solution for your business: BlueFox Count.

BlueFox Count app for Social distancingThis solution is ideal for any business that needs to monitor traffic flow and ensure that an area does not get too crowded, allowing businesses to properly adhere to social distancing mandates.

Once shelter-in-place orders are lifted, most jurisdictions will probably move to progressive deconfinement.  While businesses will reopen, social distancing is likely to remain in place for some time at offices, campus restaurants, and stores in order to make sure that COVID-19 does not continue to spread.

A single BlueFox sensor can cover an area of up to 300,000 square feet (30,000 square meters). The sensor is easily deployed with our mobile app and comes in two flavors: one that connects to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and one that also offers a cellular connection (using a SIM card with data plan).

BlueFox solution senses all the mobile devices located within a distance of up to 300 feet (100 meters) from the sensor and reports how many phones detected within the space. The range can be reduced to adapt to smaller locations and “always-on” devices can be excluded from the data, thanks to our SmartDetect feature.

All of this is done in a privacy-friendly manner, compliant with regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Alerts can be sent immediately by SMS (text message) to a location’s supervisor. Businesses with more than one location can set a distinct mobile number for each location, and anyone with the BlueFox app can also receive alerts via push notification.

Additionally, BlueFox makes available API and Webhooks to integrate this data into existing dashboards and other relevant business systems. For example, retailers can present real-time store occupancy information directly on their corporate website to better regulate incoming traffic, checkout queue length, and resulting wait times.


Westlake ACE Hardware retail

“We tried BlueFox’s social distancing solution in our first store. It took less than an hour to install and started returning real-time data right away. We validated their numbers and were able to confirm the accuracy to be above 90%.”

John A., Senior Director, Operations Support, Westlake ACE Hardware.


To learn more about the BlueFox Count product, please see our online FAQ. For additional questions or to place an order, contact us here.



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