How does Basking calculate occupancy accurately based on WiFi/LAN data if people have multiple devices?

Having multiple devices at work is pretty standard. How does Basking deal with this? Is Basking counting people twice or more?

This article applies to the following integrations:

  • WiFi Integrations
  • LAN Integrations

Short Answer

Basking implements several AI algorithms to estimate the occupancy in the office based on occupancy data. A critical step in the data pipeline is called "deduplication". With it, Basking ensures multiple devices per person are grouped (clustered), thus accurately avoiding double counting


Deduplication is a standard step of our data processing pipeline

Basking's models are trained to estimate occupancy in the office. Because having multiple devices at work is pretty standard. Therefore, strong "deduplication" techniques are at the center of our data pipelines. 

Basking utilizes a range of advanced AI algorithms to accurately gauge the occupancy levels within an office environment using occupancy data. One essential step in the data processing pipeline is known as "deduplication". This crucial process enables Basking to effectively group together multiple devices used by a single individual, thereby ensuring no duplication or double counting of occupants.

Deduplication results

The ultimate goal of deduplication is to provide precise and reliable estimates of the actual number of people present in the office at any given time. By avoiding the possibility of counting the same person multiple times due to the presence of multiple devices, Basking's occupancy estimation models deliver accurate and actionable insights. This enables organizations to optimize their office spaces, enhance resource allocation, and make informed decisions regarding facility management.