People counting - Smart building

Benefits of compact footfall sensors in counting applications

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Terabee Time-of-Flight footfall sensor technology provides accurate monitoring for cost-saving results.

Optimizing the use of space is one key way for businesses to save money and drastically reduce costs. Research has shown that the amount of space used can be reduced by up to 30% for many businesses, with the potential to save thousands in rental and cost of utilities.
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Footfall counting sensor technology is available to identify under-occupied areas and enable better use of them. The first step to optimizing space is to understand precisely how an area is used via robust methods and technology for counting and tracking people. Such footfall sensors not only inform space optimization but can control temperature settings, adjust lighting or alter other environmental factors to correspond to room occupancy, which results in lower utility bills. In retail businesses, footfall sensors can be used to count customer footfall and thus optimize the layout of a store.

Terabee used footfall sensors to optimize space on our own premises

To facilitate the development of the best solutions for these issues, Terabee carried out analysis of personnel flow on our own premises. Monitoring movement of people in and out of the building and the use of common spaces such as meeting and call rooms allowed us to improve staff planning, optimize the use of premises and understand whether our current space is fit for purpose.

Our internal footfall sensors may already be up and running, but we aren’t done yet! We’d like to connect footfall counting data to our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to reduce our energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint.
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Reducing energy expenditure and carbon footprint with Terabee footfall sensors

Transforming your facilities into smart buildings offers many advantages. By installing Terabee footfall sensors above building entrances and in key rooms, you can accurately measure footfall and occupancy. This means you can adapt the lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVACS) to the number of people detected in each room. All this can be enabled, in real-time, by data from footfall counting devices.

3D technology provides safe and accurate solutions for footfall counting

By using our 3D Time-of-Flight technology, you can get more reliable and accurate counting data, especially if you have large doors, wide areas to cover or need to operate in low light, or even dark, environments. Furthermore, compared to laser systems, our technology is always eye-safe! Analytics are provided via an online app accessible from anywhere. A user-friendly dashboard provides access to footfall counting data arranged according to your needs.
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Smart buildings can benefit businesses and households alike

Businesses with a physical presence such as retail, banking, insurance, car dealerships, and malls can benefit from accurate footfall counting to measure footfall and optimize their stores’ layout. If several devices are installed to cover a whole room, then our 3D cameras can also be used to measure how much time is spent in different areas such as aisles, desks, waiting for lines or point of sale assets.

The success of smart sensing elements, like 3D ToF Sensors, is by no means confined to business and industrial environments. Over 200 million households in Europe are expected to have installed smart energy meters by 2023, providing tangible energy savings and long-term cost reductions in domestic gas and electricity bills.

3D ToF footfall technology innovating human flow analysis

Time-of-Flight technology is cost-effective, compact, and lightweight. Unlike other footfall counting solutions (eg RGB camera systems), it is able to operate in darkness, and allows for complete privacy protection at all times, ensuring non-intrusive data collection regardless of your application. Data is pushed every minute to the analytics dashboard via ethernet with a minimum of 98% accuracy.
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Our footfall counting system has been installed in an Italian gambling hall, providing analysis and understanding of customer behavior for business optimization and marketing purposes, in addition to more efficient staff planning and security.

Some initial difficulties encountered with software development, connectivity and stability of data were overcome to create reliable cost and energy-saving solutions. We work together with clients to develop a system to suit their specific requirements and have installed successful systems for clients with premises ranging from local government offices, congress centers, casinos, and even public transport.
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Terabee recently announced the pioneering Terabee People Counting L-XL, a completely unique product designed to satisfy the needs of users across a broad spectrum of industries. Based on a tried-and-tested 3D depth sensor using infrared ToF 3D people counting technology, People Counting L-XL is a convenient and accurate solution that allows operators to view and retrieve real-time and historical data directly and with ease.

Let's start a conversation!

Get in touch to talk to us about your ideas for the use of footfall counting technology and let us help you develop your own ToF people counting solution.

If you already use RGB camera-based footfall counting, we would be happy to run a pilot project with you to test the difference in accuracy.

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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.

TeraRanger Evo People Counter

Low-cost sensor module for system integrators
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Small and discreet, the Evo People Counter module can measure bidirectional pedestrian activity. Evo People Counter is a low-cost sensor solution for system integrators seeking to integrate bidirectional people traffic data into their software solutions and services, while respecting privacy guidelines and regulations. It is ideally suited for integration with door frames, furniture, kiosks, retail point of sale assets and more.

The sensor reports data locally, via USB or UART, while sensor administration can be conducted locally via commands or GUI hosted on a computer.

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