Network Presence Sensing uses an emergent system behavior of wireless communications to detect the presence of humans.


When devices communicate with each other, their wireless transmissions interact with the environment as they propagate through space. During normal operation, the radios provide network diagnostic information to aid network formation and diagnose communications issues – Ivani’s NPS technology analyzes this data to derive human presence in a detection area.


In NPS, we refer to the area bounded by a set of nodes as a detection area. NPS uses 3 or more nodes to define a detection area.


Network diagnostic information will be collected from communications between those devices and analyzed to make determinations about human presence in the physical detection area.


When humans are present in a physical space, they impact the RF environment in particular ways which are detectable in the network diagnostic information using NPS algorithms.


The NPS technology suite also includes sets of communication patterns between the detection area elements for providing desired user experiences across a variety of platforms.


In short, NPS turns networked wireless communication devices into detection areas, enabling the creation of new human presence information without the addition of any physical hardware to a system.


IoT Manufacturers’ Dilemma


IoT device manufacturers encounter a perpetual cost structure of cloud, maintenance, and update fees after the one-time sale of their product. Meanwhile, IoT user expectations are increasingly aligned with the improved lifetime performance of smart phones due to new and updated applications that provide ever-growing consumer benefits.



Ivani’s NPS technology gives IoT manufacturers the ability to provide a benefits-rich experience that connects the company more intimately to their user, allows the IoT device to get better over time, and provides a low risk recurring revenue opportunity for the life of the hardware.



Consumers seek newer, more intelligent lighting experiences without the trade-offs of traditional motion sensors. Manufacturers currently rely on legacy technology like Passive Infrared sensors to provide automated user experiences that restrict spaces and offer limited success within the home.



Ivani’s Presence Detection leverages manufacturers’ existing devices to enrich the autonomous lighting experiences of users without traditional motion sensor hardware trade-offs, including the need for unsightly hardware (wired or wireless), a limited conical detection field, predetermined timer dependence, and line of site activation.



Due to hardware and installation labor costs, security monitoring companies often go without a return on investment for up to three years following the customer acquisition process. Additionally, newer IoT system competitors are changing consumer pricing expectations and shrinking industry margins.



Through partnerships with some of the world’s largest and most respected IoT manufacturers, Ivani’s Network Presence Sensing technology lowers customer acquisition costs for security monitoring companies while enhancing the end user experience by running multiple NPS-enabled functionalities on the same hardware.



Facility managers must lower building operating costs and face increasing pressure to become more environmentally sensitive. Meanwhile, commercial building users expect a seamless, high tech experience to promote a happy and healthy work environment.



Through an integration of Ivani’s NPS People Counting technology and VAV control systems, facility managers can lower HVAC-related energy consumption by an average of 30% while elevating the commercial building user experience through autonomous lighting control and work space optimization.