US 8,427,323 B2
Monitoring system
Paul Alper, Wynnewood, Pa. (US); and Shaun Kerry Matthews, Gaddesby (United Kingdom)
Assigned to Pibed Limited, Denby, Ripley, Derbyshire (United Kingdom)
Filed by Paul Alper, Wynnewood, Pa. (US); and Shaun Kerry Matthews, Gaddesby (United Kingdom)
Filed on Jun. 25, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/823,475.
Prior Publication US 2011/0316701 A1, Dec. 29, 2011
Int. Cl. G08B 21/00 (2006.01)
U.S. Cl. 340—573.1  [340/521; 340/3.1; 707/722; 707/769; 707/E17.014] 37 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A group monitoring system for dispenser usage compliance within a predetermined group of interest in a predetermined facility type comprising steps of:
providing a plurality of dispensers,
providing a dispenser data collection system operably connected to each dispenser, for providing information, the information including a unique dispenser identifier for each dispenser, a number of dispenser usage events that each dispenser was used;
providing a predetermined benchmark which corresponds to dispenser usage opportunities particular to the predetermined group and particular to a predetermined time period;
receiving the information from the data collection system and determining the predetermined group within which each dispenser is associated;
determining the number of dispenser usage events within the predetermined group and the predetermined time period;
determining census data particular to the predetermined group and particular to the predetermined time period;
calculating a dispenser usage compliance index particular to the predetermined
group and particular to the predetermined time period by dividing the dispenser usage events for the predetermined group and the predetermined time period by a denominator wherein the denominator equals the predetermined benchmark multiplied by the census data.