Frequently Asked Questions

How does Waitz work?

Waitz uses custom IoT sensors that monitor Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals in the area. Using our special normalization algorithms, we turn this into occupancy data.

How accurate is the data?

Accuracy ranges from 80% to 95% depending on the size of the location (bigger locations are more accurate).

What if I have multiple devices?

Got that covered! We spent a lot of time tinkering with our algorithms to ensure that we can account for a variable number of devices per person

Does Waitz track individuals?

Nope. We only care about the total number of people and do not keep data on any individual people. While our sensors do see MAC Address information, this is immediately hashed on device and no personally identifiable information is ever processed or stored in our servers.

Does Waitz do anything else with the data?

Yes! Although we started as just an app for university students, we've since developed ways to use the data to improve sustainability and space efficiency.

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