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SmartOccupancy solution helps retailers control the occupancy in their stores in real-time

Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in source-to-shopper solutions, has launched a new system to help retailers control in-store occupancy in real-time: SmartOccupancy. The regulations imposed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus and to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff and shoppers requires retailers to introduce social distancing measures and new occupancy rules.

--27.04.2020

With SmartOccupancy, retailers can gain a real-time view of the number of customers in a store, as the system accurately counts the number of people entering and exiting. Moreover, it sends an alert to staff when the store is close to maximum capacity.

Managers can set and change threshold levels, and create different zones with distinct entry/exits, as well as concession areas or toilets. This way, SmartOccupancy gives a clear view of multiple areas, with the overall store capacity included.  

Thanks to this, employees can react in real-time to live occupancy numbers to help maintain a safer environment for store associates and customers. 

Employees and managers can access the information online or via an in-store tablet and react in real-time to live occupancy numbers. Visual color indicators on the tablet enable staff to instantly recognize when a breach in the occupancy threshold is about to occur. Red indicates that the store has met its capacity, yellow highlights that occupancy is almost met, and grey means that no occupancy alerts are required. An additional alert is sent to store staff so they can respond appropriately.

SmartOccupancy uses the most accurate overhead people counting sensor in the Checkpoint range - Visiplus 3D, which connects to Checkpoint’s cloud-based software portal HALO. This enables retailers to access reports on occupancy levels in stores across a region, monitor store compliance to maintain or amend the threshold set.

Currently, to control the occupancy of their stores, many retailers are performing manual counts and hiring additional staff to help control the number of shoppers. SmartOccupancy manages live occupancy levels, saving retailers not only money, but human resources and time. It means they can   focus on what’s more important now: helping to safeguard associates and customers, while working hard to support the community.   

David Pradas, EMEA Sales Director at Checkpoint Systems, commented: “The global retail industry is currently experiencing a whole host of challenges that could not have been predicted. We want to support stores as much as possible during this unprecedented time, and that is why we’re developing solutions that help deliver a safer shopping experience and work environment.”­­

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Meriç Bataille
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Checkpoint Systems

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About Checkpoint Systems

Checkpoint Systems, a division of CCL Industries, addresses two critical issues for its customers: Improving Profitability and Improving Consumer experience. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint recognizes the challenges faced by its customers in the rapidly evolving retail market. We deliver intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes operational efficiencies through analysis of real time data captured throughout the Supply Chain and in store then translating this to clear concise actions and tasks.

We provide end-to-end solutions enabling retailers to achieve accurate real-time inventory, accelerate the replenishment cycle, prevent out-of-stocks and reduce theft, thus improving merchandise availability and the shopper’s experience. Checkpoint’s solutions are built upon 48 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss-prevention solutions, market-leading RFID hardware, RFID software, and comprehensive labeling capabilities, to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf. Checkpoint’s customers benefit from increased sales and profits by implementing merchandise availability solutions, to ensure the right merchandise is available at the right place and time when consumers are ready to buy. Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 4,500 people worldwide.

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