Presence data settings


Volare allows you to calibrate some input parameters used by Presence Analytics in order to refine your output data. You can do that by going to Analytics → Settings.

You can define the following parameter (the set value will affect all the Locations):

  • Dwelling time of engaged visits
    This is the minimum time duration to consider a Visit as an Engaged Visit

In the section called Calibrate Traffic Parameters you can refine the following parameters:

  • Minimum dwelling time for visit
  • Visit Session Timeout
  • Visit - First sample minimum signal level

You can vary the input according to the selected Location.


Read the Presence Analytics article for definition of visit and passerby.

Minimum dwelling time for visit

  • This is the duration in which the end-user must be seen within a certain signal level to be considered a “Visitor”. By increasing this parameter value, the requirement for a visit becomes more stringent: the end-user has to be detected with a “strong” enough signal level for a longer time. As this value increases, the number of visits decreases while increasing the number of passersby.
  • The available variation range is between 2 and 30 minutes with the default value set at 5 minutes.

Visit Session Timeout

  • This defines the maximum permissible time where the AP does not detect any signal from a Visitor.
  • The available variation in range is between 15 to 1440 minutes with the default value set at 15 minutes.

Visit - First sample minimum signal level

  • This defines the minimum signal level that is required to be considered a “Visitor” if maintained for a minimum “visit dwelling time”. By increasing the minimum signal level, the requirement for a visit becomes more stringent: the radius of the interest area becomes smaller, and consequently, the number of visitors and visits decreases, while the number of passersby increases.
  • The available signal level variation range is represented using percentages and the default “Minimum signal for visit” is set to 30%. The value 0% corresponds to an RSSI of -90dBm, a value of 100% corresponds to -60dBm
  • For small locations or locations with a high number of APs, we recommend increasing the minimum level of the signal and thereby reducing the area of interest for the evaluation of visitor.

Note: Data captured prior to applying this filter will remain the same and will not be affected by calibration parameters.

Staff and network equipment filtering

In this page, you can also set Staff and network equipment filtering. Find more information here.

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