People counting

Anonymous people counters, accurate tools for commercial real estate management

People counters are a rich source of accurate data and insights into how commercial real estate space is used. Tracking how many people occupy a certain space over time – whether a whole floor of an office building or a meeting room – drives informed decisions to be made regarding space allocation, programmed maintenance and use of utilities.
People Counters As Commercial Real Estate Tool

What are people counters?

People counters are electronic sensors that count how many people are in a given space at a given time. Typically, this is done by counting the number of people who enter and leave a room. People counters in entrances and exits allow building managers to count the number of people entering and exiting, thus enabling them to keep a running total of room occupancy.

One application of people counters is to help business owners answer the question of whether they are paying for more space than they need. With people counters installed in doorways, business owners can rapidly quantify and assess whether their premises are being used efficiently and can take steps to manage their space more effectively.

People Counters Can Help Commercial Real Estate Managers

How do people counters help commercial real estate managers?

Commercial space is expensive and therefore it’s important to have insights into occupancy levels and visitor numbers. The cost of a business’ physical premises, including rent or mortgage payments, property tax and so on, can quickly add up.

Terabee people counters provide immediate access to valuable anonymous room and space occupancy data, which businesses can use to make more informed decisions.

From identifying under- or over-utilized space, automating HVAC and lighting in response to room occupancy, the data provided by people counters can be used in a number of ways to improve commercial real estate productivity and reduce business running costs.

These Terabee people counters or footfall monitoring devices use Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology, which means that they gather no personal identifiable information (PII) and they fully respect individual’s privacy.

How does Time-of-Flight technology work?

With Time-of-Flight technology a beam of light is emitted by the sensor, typically in the form of infrared (IR) or laser pulses. Then the time taken for the beam light to travel to an object and back again is measured. As they calculate the time-of-flight of each pulse, ToF sensors create a depth map of the surrounding environment and detect objects within it, including people.

Behind Time-of-Flight technology is a similar principle to that of radar or sonar technology. The key difference is that Time-of-Flight uses light instead of sound or radio waves. So Time-of-Flight sensors are more accurate than other distance measurement technologies. Another benefit for commercial real estate managers is that Terabee Time-of-Flight sensors are less sensitive to low-light conditions, ambient noise and interference, making them suitable for use in a wide range of indoor environments.

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Anonymous people counting data

When Time-of-Flight technology is used in commercial buildings for occupancy monitoring or people counting, it works in a completely non-intrusive, anonymous way. Terabee people counting sensors cannot capture any personal data, images or videos of individuals as they don’t use camera technology. Time-of-Flight sensors simply detect presence and movements within a defined area. 

Importantly, Terabee ToF sensors do not capture images, which is a key difference from camera-based technologies and a real benefit for commercial real estate management. Terabee people counters gather data related to three points when someone passes into the people counting area: head and both shoulders, nothing more. Terabee people counters don’t measure the height of visitors, nor do they gather any information about gender, physical appearance, clothing or other personal data. All data is fully GDPR compliant which is key in the management of commercial real estate.

People Counting solutions from Terabee

Terabee people counters are designed to be as easy to use as possible. They can be installed indoors above any doorway.

With efficient sensors and no need for external data processing, Terabee people counting sensors provide access to accurate room occupancy data at a fraction of the cost of other systems. Data from our people counters can be transmitted via Power-over-Ethernet or LoRaWAN, to enable easy integration into any network.

People Counting L-XL

  • GDPR compliant by design
  • Features 3D depth people counting sensor
  • Multi-device support for wide door counting
  • Easy to install and configure via Web GUI
  • Effective in low light conditions
  • Two status LEDs for easy troubleshooting
  • Remote device management and firmware updates via Device Management Services
  • Power supply and data via Power over Ethernet interface
  • Powerful people counting algorithm with industry leading accuracy
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Terabee People Counting M 430 X 300

People Counting M

  • GDPR-compliant by design
  • Uses 3D depth sensing (no camera used)
  • Ethernet and WiFi connectivity
  • Easy-to-install and configure through a Web GUI
  • Easy-to-read status LEDs
  • Remote device management and firmware updates via Device Management Services
  • Direct data integration to Cloud and servers via HTTP or MQTT

With its ability to aggregate data taken from up to five separate sensors, the People Counting L-XL device offers easy installation and configuration. It’s a highly accurate solution to gather non-intrusive, anonymous data on people flow at large doors, entrances and indoor gates, such as building entrances and auditoriums. On the other hand, People Counting M is suitable for standard doors and narrow corridors, such as in meeting rooms and washrooms.

Contact us to speak to an expert about your people counting challenges and requirements. Get in touch today!

If you would like to learn how to deploy people counting solutions in your facility, contact a member of the Terabee team today.

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Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL

GDPR compliant people counting device. Optimize value and reduce costs from your retail operation, smart building or office space
Using advanced Time-of-Flight technology, Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL is GDPR compliant and provides accurate people counting data (98% accuracy or more) by monitoring the number of people entering and exiting doorways or corridors.

Easy to configure and install on high ceilings, the Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL fits any kind of wide indoor entrance, up to 15 meters in a multi-device setup. Our people counting algorithm is capable of filtering out static objects and counting multiple people passing in both directions below the device as they enter or leave a space.

The solution consists of an IoT people counting device and an optional IoT platform. Two product variations allow transmission of the data via Power over Ethernet or LoRaWAN. Interested? Contact us.

Terabee People Flow Counting M 2.0

Get real-time people counting data for single doorways and narrow corridors
Real-time data is the backbone of our modern, fast-paced world especially when it comes to monitoring space usage, occupancy, energy efficiency, security, building performance or tailored services. The Terabee People Flow Counting M 2.0 device is GDPR compliant by design, with a real-time data capability, providing seamless, accurate, and highly effective footfall measurement, at a competitive price.

Using Time-of-Flight technology, the People Flow Counting M 2.0 solution guarantees anonymity in its operations, prioritizing data privacy protection while offering robust, reliable occupancy monitoring.

People Flow Counting M 2.0 is the perfect addition to your Building Management System. The “smaller sibling” of People Flow Counting L-XL, People Flow Counting M 2.0 is designed for smaller doorways and narrow corridors. It comes in both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and LoRa models to best suit your needs.

Terabee People Occupancy Counting

Get accurate occupancy data to maximize the management of meeting rooms and large spaces
Introducing state-of-the-art thermal GDPR-by-design People Occupancy Counting solution, designed to accurately detect and count individuals in any environment, from meeting rooms to large open-plan areas.

Leveraging advanced thermal imaging technology, the Terabee People Occupancy Counting ensures precise occupancy tracking in all light conditions. Ideal for fine-tuning energy management, optimizing space utilization, and automating building operations, it's the next-generation solution for modern space management.
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