Powering responsive environments

Sembient is a turn-key solution that provides information about occupant activity in a building. By leveraging Sembient's spatial analytics and real-time occupancy data, enterprises can understand how their spaces are being used and create indoor environments that are more productive, engaging, comfortable, and efficient.

Solution components

Wireless sensors

Ceiling-mounted wireless sensors detect presence, location, and count of all occupants — without collecting any personally identifiable information on individuals. The sensors operate independently of the enterprise WLAN and can be deployed as stand-alone units or integrated into the lighting infrastructure. Temperature, humidity, and ambient light level readings are also reported.

Open APIs

APIs and webhooks deliver real-time and historical utilization analytics such as occupancy levels, usage time, and dwell heatmaps. Software-defined virtual regions aggregate activity data over any area of the floor, e.g., conference rooms, workstation pods, lounges in an office, or aisles in a retail store. Data provided can be used to drive enterprise productivity software, BAS, and occupant-facing apps.


Web dashboards allow the user to quickly navigate across their real estate portfolio and identify specific floors and areas that may need to be adjusted or re-structured in order to increase efficiency and occupant engagement. High level summaries reveal utilization trends over user-defined time scales, locations, and regions, allowing for easy A/B testing of the impact of different physical layouts and operation strategies.

Creating a responsive office

Sembient's data empowers enterprises to transform their workspaces into environments that are adaptive and responsive to the needs of occupants. Equipped with quantitaive information about the level of utilization of the conference rooms, the open offices, and even specific furniture items, workplace design teams can tune the mix and layout of space types to achieve higher rates of occupant engagement and efficiency of use. Workplace productivity can also be boosted by, for example, using the real-time occupancy data to release booked but unusued conference rooms, and to help employees find available spaces at any given time.

Use your space efficiently

30%-40% of workspaces in a typical office are underutilized1, and the global average utilization of meeting rooms is just 30%2. Determine how efficiently your space is being used by accessing our APIs and dashboards. Use that information to reconfigure the layout of your floor and allocate an appropriate amount of space to collaboration areas, quiet rooms, and meeting spaces. Quantify the benefits of introducing workspace sharing strategies such as hot-desking and hoteling for your mobile workforce.

Increase engagement and productivity

Productivity suffers when employees spend time looking for an available space to meet, work alone, or hold conference calls. Use our real-time occupancy data to automatically release spaces that are booked but not occupied and enable employees to quickly find available spaces that meets their needs -- whether that's a hot desk, a collaboration area, or a conference room. Empower your staff with critical information about their environment to boost their engagement and productivity.

Minimize the energy footprint

37% of all energy used in commercial buildings is used for heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) and around 30% of it is wasted because accurate occupancy data is unavailable3. Our real-time people counting API can be used to automatically turn down the Variable Air Volume (VAV) ventilation system when there are fewer than the maximum number of occupants in a zone, thus saving energy and reducing operating expenses while providing great air quality for the occupants.

Creating a smarter retail store

Understand the effectiveness of store layout and product mix by measuring the level of engagement your guests have with different sections of the aisle, the end-caps, and the product shelves. Create a more engaging shopping experience for your guests by tuning the store layout and product mix and by deploying contextually relevant and timely customer service precisely when and where it is needed in the store.

Measure impressions and conversion

A people counter on the door of your store may help measure your store's overall sales efficiency, but do you know the conversion rate for each product in your store? Use the data from our platform to determine how many people looked at a particular shelf but did not purchase products from it. Then, leverage that information to optimize the mix and locations of products on store end-caps and aisle shelves.

Dynamically allocate resources

In-store customer service can be bit tricky if you don't know where your customers are. Automatically send mobile alerts to increase sales staff numbers in areas of the store where there is a lot of customer activity. Use our APIs to generate alerts and open new check-out lanes before wait times become too long.

Optimize store layout

Use foot traffic patterns and dwell times to precisely measure guest engagmenent levels and assess the effectiveness of your in-store marketing campaigns, shelf arrangements, and store layout. Leverage the insights from A/B testing across your store portfolio to come up with optimal strategies that enhance your guest's shopping experience.