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Counting people, saving energy: the benefits of Time-of-Flight people counting for building efficiency

Time-of-Flight (ToF) people counting is a cutting-edge technology that brings significant benefits to optimize energy use in buildings. This technology uses sensors to detect the presence and movement of people in a building.
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It can accurately count the number of people in a designated room or space. By using this data, building managers can adjust their HVAC systems, lighting, and other building systems to optimize energy use and reduce waste.

Saving Energy The Benefits Of Time Of Flight

Use data to reduce energy consumption

One of the most significant benefits of Time-of-Flight people counting is its ability to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

With accurate data on the number of people in a given space, building management systems (BMS) can adjust HVAC systems to provide just the right amount of heating or cooling required to maintain a comfortable environment.

This can lead to significant energy savings, as HVAC systems are often a major contributor to a building’s overall energy consumption.

Another benefit of Time-of-Fight people counting is its ability to optimize lighting systems in buildings.

By detecting the presence of people in a room or space, building managers can adjust the lighting levels to provide just the right amount of light required. This can help to reduce energy consumption and prolong the lifespan of lighting systems.

Optimize building systems

Another benefit that Time-of-Flight people counters bring to smart buildings is that they can also be used to optimize the use of other building systems such as elevators, escalators, and security systems. With accurate occupancy data, building managers can optimize the use of these systems, reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency.

How do Time-of-Flight people counters work?

Time-of-Flight people counting technology uses infrared sensors to measure the time it takes for a light signal to bounce off an object and return to the sensor. The information data is used to determine the distance and movement of individuals in a given space. The data is then processed and analyzed to provide useful insights into user behavior, including foot traffic patterns, peak hours and occupancy levels.

People counters from Terabee

Terabee people counters, which are made in Europe, are designed for easy installation. They can be installed indoors above any doorway. With accurate sensors and no need for external data processing, Terabee people counters provide access to accurate room and building 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.

The People Counting L-XL device, with its ability to aggregate data taken from up to five separate sensors, 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.

3D Time-of-Flight people counting is a highly beneficial technology to help optimize energy use in buildings. By accurately counting the number of people in a space, building managers can use accurate data to adjust building management systems and  provide the right amount of heating, cooling, lighting, and other services required. This can lead to significant energy savings, reduce waste, and ultimately reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

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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.
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