Getting Started

Looking for some help setting up your TallyFi account and counters? Check out our quick video setup guide, or use the printed User Manual included with every TallyFi counter.


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Counter Setup

Q. How do I connect my TallyFi counter to WiFi?

A. You can find a complete setup guide, including a setup video here. Each TallyFi device also includes a printed user manual that contains a complete setup guide.

Q. I’m an IT manager, where do I find details about the counters connection?

A. From the device menu, click on “ADVANCED”, then “CONNECTIVITY”. From here you can view the last SSID the device was connected to, the device IP, DNS, and Gateway. You can also see the last time the device connected to the local network, and to the internet. This information can be useful when debugging connectivity problems on your network.

Q. I can't get my device to connect to our WiFi network. It keeps saying "Password Incorrect".

A. Currently, TallyFi only supports WPA2 secured networks without a separate login page. Ask your IT person to make sure your router is compliant, and that you have the correct password. Feel free to contact if you have any additional questions.

Online Dashboard

Q. How is a day defined?

A. We define a 24-hr period as 8am-7:59am rather than 12am-11:59pm, so that any data captured after midnight counts towards the previous day. For example if you open friday at 9pm, the people you count in at 1am (which is technically saturday morning) count towards the friday total.

Q. Why are some areas of my chart shaded?

A. One or more of your devices have been out of contact with TallyFi server. This can be happen in normal operation when the device goes to sleep during long periods of inactivity. Shaded areas indicate that TallyFi is unsure if there have been additional ins-and-outs within a given time period. If this occurs during active usage check your internet connection, or install a WiFi repeater near the location where your devices are in use.

Q. What are the numbers in the weekly email report?

A. The weekly report shows you how well your business did last week compared to the average for the prior three weeks. This is an excellent way to easily determine in which direction your business is trending.

Q. What is “Turnover Ratio”?

A. Turnover ratio is the total throughput divided by the total capacity of your venue. It provides a measure of how quickly new guests are moving through your venue. For example, If you’re a venue that charges cover, you may want to increase your turnover ratio to bring in new customers and increase revenue.

Q. What is "over-capacity” mode?

A. For privacy, if "over-capacity mode" is enabled on a venue, counting devices won't show counts above the set capacity on their screen. If security staff exceed capacity, the true count will flash temporarily in red, then revert back to the venue's set capacity in white with a red asterisk next to the count to indicate over-capacity status. The online dashboard will always display the actual number of people in the venue.

Q. Do you have an App for iOS or Android?

A. TallyFi’s online dashboard has been designed to provide a great user experience on any type of device on any web browser. If you’d prefer the simplicity of adding a shortcut icon, you can find instructions on our blog for iOS and Android.

Q. How do you define “Throughput”?

A. Throughput is the total number of guests that entered your venue. In contrast, your “count” is the number of guests currently in your venue.

Q. Can I see the “Ratio” as numbers, rather than a percentage?

A. Yes, try clicking on the numbers.

Counter Features and Functionality

Q. How do reset the count back to zero?

A. You can either hold the down buttons to initiate an accelerated count back to zero, or through the device menu click on “ZERO COUNT”.

Q. Will I lose my settings or data if I turn off or reboot my TallyFi counter?

A. No, your settings and count data will not be lost if you shutdown or reboot a counter. Of course, if the device is shutdown and data is pending upload it will not be uploaded until the device is restarted.

Q. My TallyFi counter isn’t working properly, what do I do?

A. If your TallyFi counter appears to be be working incorrectly, we recommend first trying to reboot the device. A reboot can be performed by holding the “menu” key for 20 seconds, releasing for one second, then pressing the “menu” key a second time. The counter should emit a long vibration pulse when reboot correctly. If you’re still experiencing problems, contact

Q. What kind of battery life can I expect?

A. Under typical usage conditions TallyFi counters will operate for a few days on a single charge. To avoid interruptions during usage, we recommend charging the devices every night. Charging the device takes approximately 1-2 hours and battery life can be monitored both on the device, and the online dashboard.

Q. What type of charger is included?

A. We supply both North American (NEMA 1) and European (CEE 7) chargers based on the region of sale. For other locations, we recommend charging via a computer with the supplied micro-usb cable.

Q. What is the resolution of data that TallyFi collects?

A. TallyFi counters upload data every 5 seconds during typical usage. If a counter loses it’s connecting to the internet, counts are buffered into 1 minute intervals. If the device is used for extended periods of time the buffered data will compress and resolution will begin to decrease.

Q. How do I turn off or reboot my TallyFi counter?

A. We don’t recommend turning off TallyFi counters between usage during normal operation. The counters automatically enter “sleep mode” and should last for several months in this state. If you do wish to turn off the device, the “menu” key can be held until the onscreen shutdown counter reaches zero. If no countdown appears, holding the “menu” key for 20 seconds will force a shutdown. The device can be started again by pressing the “menu” key.

Q. How do I clear all the settings and data on my TallyFi counter?

A. From the counter’s menu, click on “ADVANCED”, followed by “FACTORY RESET”, then select “YES” when prompted with “Erase all device data, including all saved WiFi settings?”. The counter will shutdown when complete.

Q. Are TallyFi counters waterproof?

A. While our counters are build to be durable, they are not waterproof.

Q. What kind of batteries do the counters use?

A. TallyFi counters use a non-replaceable lithium ion battery, similar to that of a cell phone. They can be charged with any micro-usb connector attached to computer, or wall charger. Every TallyFi counter includes a wall charger, and micro-usb cable.

Q. I’ve seen different coloured TallyFi counters, what colour will I get?

A. Every TallyFi counter comes with 3 interchangable coloured silicone bands - purple, orange, and black. The purpose of the bands is to easily identify multiple counters when used at different locations, such as the back door device and the front door device.

Plans and Subscriptions

Q. If I cancel my subscription, will I lose access to all my data?

A. You can access your account and data at any time regardless of the status of your account. An active subscription allows you to record and log new data. Any data logged during an active subscription period will remain online and available forever.

Q. How far back will my data be saved?

A. Forever. There is no limit on the number days you can log.

Q. Do you ship to my country?

A. TallyFi ships worldwide. The only exception is if you live in an embargoed country - we might not be able to help you. If you are unsure, get in contact with us by emailing support or leaving feedback and we can help clarify your particular case.

Q. Will my TallyFi counters work without a subscription?

A. Without an active subscription, TallyFi counters work like any ordinary counter. Multiple counters can still be linked together to maintain a synchronized count, but the data will not be available online. An active subscription allows you to view the counter data live from any smartphone or computer (as many as you want), and keeps a full historical record of every days count data. You can purchase a subscription or upgrade an existing counter on our pricing page.

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