Counting on privacy: How Smart Buildings leverage GDPR-compliant people counters

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming buildings into intelligent ecosystems. Data plays a crucial role in this transformation, and occupancy data, captured by GDPR-compliant people counters, is a valuable piece of the puzzle. Let’s explore how IoT connectivity and data management solutions unlock the potential of these counters for smart building customers and owners.

The power of people counting data

Imagine sensors that anonymously track building usage without infringing on anyone’s privacy. GDPR-compliant people counters achieve this by using technologies like thermal imaging or Time-of -Flight(ToF). The resulting data provides insights into:

Space utilization: Identify underused areas for potential reconfiguration, optimizing space allocation and reducing energy costs.

Traffic patterns: Understand peak usage times to improve service planning for elevators, cleaning staff, or security.

Workplace optimization: Evaluate the effectiveness of open-plan layouts or hot desking arrangements for employee well-being and productivity.

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IoT and Data Management: The enablers

IoT platforms seamlessly connect people counters to a central hub, collecting real-time data. This data is then processed by advanced analytics solutions that extract actionable insights. Here’s how:

Secure and scalable data collection
IoT platforms ensure secure data transmission and enable easy integration of additional sensors for a holistic view of the building.

Real-time dashboards and alerts
Building owners can monitor occupancy levels and receive alerts for potential overcrowding, facilitating proactive space management.

Advanced Analytics and Reporting
Data analytics tools uncover trends and patterns, allowing for informed decision-making on space allocation, resource optimization, and building design in future projects.

The Future is Smart and Privacy-Conscious

People counters that respect data privacy are a cornerstone of smart building technology. By harnessing the power of IoT and data management, building owners and occupants can unlock a new era of efficient, sustainable, and comfortable workspaces.

Actionable insights = Smarter buildings

For IoT infrastructure providers, Terabee people flow counting and people occupancy counters offer a wealth of benefits. By accurately measuring people flow and occupancy levels, providers can give accurate data to enable building managers to optimize resource allocation, streamline operations and identify areas that are underused. Real-time data insights enable proactive decision-making, allowing facilities managers to respond swiftly to changing demands and trends.

Similarly, data analytics providers stand to gain significant value from Terabee’s solutions. By integrating people flow and occupancy data with other sources of information, such as environmental sensors and building management systems, providers can generate actionable insights that drive energy efficiency and sustainability. Advanced analytics capabilities enable predictive modeling, allowing providers to forecast future demand and optimize building performance accordingly.

People flow counting and people occupancy counting from Terabee

In conclusion, GDPR-compliant People Flow Counters and People Occupancy Counters from Terabee help IoT providers and data analytics companies unlock valuable insights in smart buildings, all while prioritizing privacy. Available in PoE and LoRa versions, the People Occupancy Counting offers ease-of-installation, robustness, and versatility, whether you need a tidy, streamlined wired solution or a flexible and far-reaching wireless one.

Moreover, these sensors do not emit any signals. This translates into a low maintenance and low power consumption device with consistent performance over time, less interference and simpler installation.

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Terabee offers the People Flow Counting L-XL LoRa device, enabled by LoRaWAN, which eliminates the need to install Ethernet cables or connect to the main IT system. It is also available in a PoE model. This is a highly accurate solution to gather people counting data from large doorways, entrances and indoor gates. Its smaller sibling, the People Flow Counting M, available in PoE and LoRa models, is suitable for standard doors and narrow corridors, such as for meeting rooms and waiting areas.

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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