PROTOTYPE APPLICATION OF CROWD DETECTION SYSTEM FOR TRADITIONAL MARKET VISITOR BASED ON IOT USING RFID MFRC522
Crowds of people are the government's concern in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic because the virus transfers unwittingly from one person to another and transmits it to the closest environment. One of the locations where crowds are difficult to avoid is a traditional market and is thought to be one of the places that have the potential to become the center of the spread of COVID-19. Various efforts made by the government in suppressing crowds have yielded results, but not a few violations that occur are carried out intentionally or unintentionally, one of the efforts to prevent crowd violations is the traditional market visitor detection monitoring system by market management so that market visitors do not violate health protocols and crowds that occur in an area can be avoided. In this study, an IoT-based crowd detection system application prototype uses an RFID sensor MFRC522 as a crowd indicator based on data on the number of visitors entering a kiosk that is recorded in the database and then displayed on the application, this data becomes an indicator of which kiosk other visitors want to go to so that the crowd can be avoided. System functionality testing was carried out with 4 scenarios and system reliability testing through data transmission was carried out 10 times with test data in the form of kiosk id and visitor id sent via a single Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) with a full-duplex communication channel. The test results show that crowd indications can be detected in the application with data transmission speeds reaching 875 KB/s with an average delay of 231.4 ms and a standard deviation of 215 ± 313 ms.