Sensing On-the-fly: Drones

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The Sensing On-the-fly solution is tailored mainly for First Responders Squads, Critical Infrastructure Managers such as at borders, national parks, ski areas or other remote areas, but also for Event Organisers and Public Forces during huge crowd gatherings or demonstrations in urban settings.


Real-time crowd analytics technology can be brought an incredible step forward thanks to the ability to mount sensors on UAVs, monitored simply with a mobile phone application.  Adapted to any scenario, such as analysing a crowd’s behaviour or securing a remote area, the Sensing On-the-fly solution offers you to extend significantly your monitoring range while no infrastructure is required.

Awareness and quick response are essential to guarantee safe environments to the whole population, during every-day life or critical situations like Search and Rescue Operations (SAR).

We offer appropriate tools to enable tactical response in case of monitoring as well as investigation in target areas, where unusual activities for a specific date, time and location may be taking place. Being extremely versatile, our sensors come in a lightweight version (246g) with LTE modems, suitable for deployment aboard any vehicle, from commercial drones to helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

The low-cost payload transmits to the ground via the LBASense Dashboard mobile application, bringing directly in your hands the opportunity to monitor the crowd’s size and its activity. Besides the typical Crowd Analytics figures (like footfall, stay’s duration, revisit patterns, etc.), the Sensing On-the-fly solution allows monitoring target devices anticipating security answers.

Smart City Barcelona Data
Crowd Analytics data from Barcelona showing the footfall in different areas of the city, with a peak on the 9th of November when demonstrations took place.


Analytics provided are footfall, dwell time and people’s distribution. Using a fusion engine, the system is capable of generating alerts according to custom-defined rules.

The solution consists of a lightweight payload with its LTE modem (SIM card not included) and monitoring tools. The system is based on one short-range mobile phones detector to be deployed aboard a vehicle, that passively senses anonymous data transmitted over WiFi.

Crowd analytics results are visualised on a mobile app, as well as via a password-protected web-based dashboard. Moreover, the fusion engine delivers alerts and notifications based on the predefined rules, enabling the end-user to promptly assess the situation.

Data are available in real-time and historical views, in daily and hourly resolution, for various types of population (VIP, suspects, passers-by, etc.).

Download the fully functional demo of the LBASense Mobile App for iOS and Android and try it out now.

Crowd Analytics Monitoring Tools: WiFi Sensor, LBASense Web Dashboard and Mobile App
Crowd Analytics Monitoring Tools: WiFi Sensor, LBASense Web Dashboard and Mobile App


Thanks to our unique technology, we provide analytics, highly accurate and at low cost.


ACCESS Remote areas

The crowd analytics sensor can be easily brought to the monitored area thanks to the UAV or helicopter carrying it (event, SAR etc), and no additional infrastructure is required.



iOS and Android devices are transmitting a temporary MAC address while searching for nearby access points. Our technology is capable of identifying the real device hidden behind the temporary MAC address, hence of counting the number of mobile devices in the area.



Based on a unique combination of hardware and software, our sensors are also capable of controlling their detection range, providing different “virtual” regions of coverage using the same physical device. Once mounted on a UAV or carried by helicopter, the range of the sensor is extended and it is also sent in the location where it’s ready needed.



Our sensors detect a unique mobile phone identifier: unlike other systems, there is no double counting.



To know more about the Sensing On-the-fly system, read our related use case or contact us to know more.


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This solution is compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).