Camden Market

Stables Market Camden turns Purple with free WiFi for visitors
Summary

Working with Cisco Meraki, Purple is providing a secure and legal Social WiFi solution for Stables Market Camden, London’s favourite market. The fully supported service is free for users 24 hours a day and offers Stables Market Camden access to helpful data from the network. This includes footfall mapping, allowing visibility on how public spaces in the market are being used.

Objectives
  • Providing a fast, scalable, quick to set-up and easy to use platform, without the usual issues associated with running a large free WiFi hotspot.
  • A tailored portal, user registration and authentication process.
  • Content filtering and legal compliance.
  • Anonymous and aggregated location metrics, user statistics and presence reports.
Installation

“We had a successful Meraki installation at a competitive price,” says Jac Timms, Camden Market’s Head of IT. An immediate benefit for Camden was the ability to be quickly up and running. Although it took some time to calibrate the space and make sure the devices were all plotting to the map accurately, the agile cloud-based solution requires no hardware setup. Launching Purple’s powerful reports and analytics functions required just a few settings to be configured and added to the Meraki dashboard.