Knowing when peak hours are can be a crucial part of running a business, especially if you’re in a government funded facility such as a library or museum. Government funded facilities have a set amount of spending for the year and must budget accordingly. One of the many things that must fall into this budget is staffing levels. Making sure customers are properly greeted and helped when they enter the facility can help insure that they will want to return again in the future. In order to keep these repeat customers, facilities must be properly staffed with a sufficient number of associates to help during peak hours to prevent long lines or employees who are unavailable to assist patrons. It is also important to have the proper security measures in place during those peak hours to insure everyone’s safety and to manage any loss prevention needs. During slower hours staff levels could be reduced on the floor but staffing may be needed in other departments to make sure maintenance and cleaning personnel can get their jobs done without getting in the way of the patrons.
The thermal sensor series has now been redesigned with many impressive changes. Both the thermal and dual view thermal imaging sensors have been revamped with identical, simple removable front enclosures, for a more cohesive look when displaying multiple sensors within your store or facility. The enclosures are offered in both black and white but are removable and can be easily painted. The sensors also offer a sleek, flat exterior which combined with the new option to fully recess the device for a true in-ceiling mount gives it a very discreet look.
Vea Analytics just became more accessible, all of the data needed to make informed business decisions can now be accessed anywhere using a simple web login with SenSource’s new Vea Analytics web portal, Vea Web.
Vea Web will pull raw data and analyze this data for patterns in order to gather insight into customer trends which will in turn help your decision making needs.
Retailers run many different promotions and marketing campaigns on a daily basis, all with the same goal, to get the customers through their doors. A lot of time, effort and money go into these promotions but is there a way to track the progress of each promotion? Is there a way to see who is coming through the doors and what opportunities you might be missing?
The answer is yes, besides watching sales dollars you can track whether or not your daily number of visitors increases after your promotion or if they remain the same with SenSource people counters. There are many different options to choose from and these sensors can not only tell you if your foot traffic is increasing but it can also breakdown how much time each person is spending at a specific display or tell you the path taken by your customers as they walk through your store. Read the rest of this entry »
SenSource will be participating in the 2014 Youngstown, Ohio Area Heart Walk on Saturday, September 20. Our fundraising goal for this year is $1,500.00 and we are so close already! To find out how to help our team reach our goal for those affected by cardiovascular disease and to promote physical activity and healthier lives, click here to visit our page!
Yesterday, June 4, SenSource employees volunteered at Habitat for Humanity Mahoning County’s first ever Veteran’s Build for the Skok family. This was the first home for the Veteran’s Build project but the 43rd house in Mahoning County. Ground was broken for the home on March 1, 2014 and is projected to be completed by the end of July. James Skok is an honorably discharged veteran, having served 18 years in the Marine Corps before being injured.
James, the soon to be home owner, was on site while we were there and more grateful than you could imagine. “Thank you, thank you, thank you”, is all he could say. Skok believes every veteran deserves what he is being given. In getting to know him he explained to us, “if everyone would donate only $5.00, every veteran could have a home.” In a day of work we were able to help hang some drywall and complete the first coat of paint on the exterior of the home. We were happy to help such a happy, thankful and deserving family.
The Veteran’s Build project has been in the works for nearly four years now and everyone is thrilled to see it take off. Read the following article to learn more about the Skok Family build and the Veteran’s Build project: www.habitatmahoningcounty.org/groundbreaking-for-the-skok-family/.
The newest break through in the food service industry has people going crazy. Keeping business afloat these days takes some skill and creativity and these business owners have got it! Say hello to the Cupcake ATM and parachuting grilled cheese sandwiches.
Los Angeles based desert company, Sprinkles, has wowed the world with their 24 hour Cupcake ATM in order to ensure no one ever goes without a cupcake! ATM locations are growing without a doubt but are currently only found in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and New York. Sprinkles doesn’t leave anyone out either . They offer 2 for $5 mini cupcakes for the pup! They are made sugar free with all safe ingredients so your canine companion doesn’t have to drool over your midnight snack.
Jafflechutes is a Melbourne, Victoria, Australia based company. The company was founded by three friends on a countryside weekend getaway depriving themselves of electricty and internet. By dawn the Jafflechute was created (jaffle is the Australian term for grilled cheese). The process goes as follows: pay on PayPal, select a delivery time, and stand on the “X” in the location given to you and wait for your jafflechute to float out of the sky, that’s right, your grilled cheese falls out of the sky and into your hands. Jafflechutes new location will open in New York within the month.
One thing these two new concepts have in common is they are based on location. A prime location is key when deciding the best way to make it work. SenSource offers several Outdoor People Counting Solutions to help businesses track how many people are stopping versus how many people are walking by in order to discover the best site for your new idea. SenSource also helps businesses track the success of marketing campaigns and peak visit times, perfect for say, restocking the ATM or having the most staff available for tossing the ‘chutes!
Follow the links to learn more about the Cupcake ATM or Jafflechutes on the Huffington Post. If you have a new concept you would like to test the success of, contact us at SenSource today! We will work with you until you have got the right product for your application or we offer a 30 day money-back guarantee.
SenSource employees, Dan Aluise and Greg Blair, were recognized at the Donate Life Celebration at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday, April 25. The two, along with President, Joe Varacalli, and Vice President, Kevin Stefko, received a “Thank You” award for risking “professional loss and personal inconvenience to facilitate life-saving organ transplant surgery.”
Candace Brown, the transplant recipient, of Girard, Ohio, was given her fourth opportunity for a transplant in Minneapolis. The first three opportunities had unfortunately not worked out and when she arrived at the airport, the only flight going to Minneapolis was full. After explaining the situation to the airline employees and getting no feedback from the passengers, they began asking un-boarded passengers themselves. They met Dan and Greg, who were heading to Minneapolis for a sales presentation. Immediately they called the SenSource home office, getting the go-ahead to give their seats to Candace who made it in time for her transplant operation.
“It is amazing to have had a small part in Brown’s transplant journey”, says Aluise.
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You may have heard of the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado because of its remarkable achievements in medical education, research and patient care. The campus is home to 3,959 graduate students and 17,000 employees and also houses two hospitals that treat 1.5 million patients annually. It is here where the first liver transplant in the world was performed, where human cell cloning was first used to study genetics and cancer and where it was first learned that naturally occurring blood proteins prevent the AIDS virus from reproducing and spreading.
These are astounding accomplishments, and in August, 2012 the university dedicated the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, which features an in-the-round auditorium, meeting rooms, faculty offices and a 1,000 square foot art gallery.
Since the Fulginiti Gallery opened its doors, they hosted an inaugural year of five exhibitions based on the theme of “What the Body Told.” The most recent show, Art in Science | Science in Art running from January 23 through March 27, was an exhibit of images produced by University of Colorado-affiliated scientists and artists who were asked to submit images that were based on scientific principles. The goal was to discover, “how wide is the gulf between Science and Art?” and the discovery is, “not so wide”. Images were also selected from a traveling exhibit created by Helen Macfarlane and JJ Cohen. (Images are online at: http://ArtSci.ucdenver.edu). SenSource partnered with the Fulginiti Gallery to determine the success of the new concept.
The art gallery, according to Dr. Tess Jones, Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program, is “dedicated to bridging the culture divide between science and art in order to explore the most essential questions about human experience—who we are and how we care for one another. Having a secure space for exhibits ensures that the arts are incorporated into student education, clinical training, scientific research and the daily life of the Anschutz Medical Community.”
After 18 months of operation, David Weil, Manager of Operations and Educational Technology is both pleased and surprised with the data they’ve been able to collect, “which helps us plan educational activities related to our gallery shows and better understand traffic patterns. That’s why we invested in a people counter.”
SenSource was able to give more than strictly numbers and that is what they needed. Located at the entrance of the gallery using a customized mounting, SenSource’s Battery-Powered People Counter tracks the number of people entering and exiting the gallery. Data is easily downloaded and viewed, documenting how many people visited each exhibit and at what time of the day. Reports can be generated comparing day to day, week to week and month to month traffic patterns. Over the course of the six exhibits since the gallery opened they’ve had over 12,000 visitors, which exceeded their expectations. Based on the data retrieved from the SenSource People Counter, they are able to determine peak visit times for special activity planning and measure marketing effectiveness of new exhibits.
While pleased with the results thus far, Dr. Jones is looking forward to many more visitors during the next exhibit, The Joe Bonham Project: Drawing the Stories of America’s Wounded Veterans, which documents the courageous and traumatizing stories of injured US service members and their families, as depicted by a group of combat artists, led by project director Michael D. Fay. To learn more about The Joe Bonham Project, which runs from April 10 – June 12, 2014 go to: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/bioethics/Pages/Joe-Bonham-Project.aspx.
We want to thank everyone who stopped out at our booth at the PLA conference this year. As anticipated we had a great turn out and a lot of great discussions about bettering library facilities. To get a little bit more informed on how it went behind the scenes, we interviewed International Sales Manager Dan Aluise on his experience at the show. Here is what he had to say:
Q: What were your overall thoughts on this years show?
A: “As always the Public Library Association pulled off a great show this year. I was happy to meet so many great attendees and I could tell that the attendees were engaged and interested in bettering themselves so that they could better their library. The format of the show was perfect, as well as the city of Indianapolis.”
Q: Of all the PLA shows you have attended, what stood out about this one?
A: “The energy seems to always be at a high level at the PLA shows, so the enthusiasm was on par with the previous PLA shows that I attended.”
Q: How did you feel about Indianapolis as the location of the show?
A: “I would have to say that it was refreshing to be in a Midwest city. Indianapolis was a great place and the weather definitely kept you on your toes as we had a 68° sunny Tuesday and a 27° snow filled Wednesday. Luckily the city of Indianapolis has an incredible amount of skywalks connecting hotels to the convention center.”
For those of you who might need a refresher, Dan was demonstrating the Activid Sensor at the show. We’re already looking forward to heading to Denver for PLA 2016. Until then continue following our twitter page and our website for continual product and news updates!