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How people counting brings innovation and efficiency to facilities management

People counting technology can bring significant innovation and efficiency to facilities management. This article explains the benefits that facilities managers can see.
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Improve space use
By accurately tracking the number of people entering and exiting designated areas within a facility, building managers can gain insights into how spaces are being utilized. This data can inform decisions about layout changes, seating arrangements, and resource allocation to maximize space efficiency.

Resource allocation
People counting technology can help facility managers allocate resources more effectively. For example, if certain areas consistently experience high foot traffic at specific times of day, managers can schedule cleaning, maintenance, or security personnel accordingly to ensure optimal coverage without overstaffing.

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Better security
People counting technology can enhance security measures by providing real-time data on the number of people in different areas. This information can help identify and respond to potential security threats or emergencies more quickly and effectively.

Enhance customer and visitor experience
In retail environments or public facilities, people counting technology can be used to analyze customer flow patterns and identify areas where improvements can be made to enhance the overall experience. For example, managers can use data on peak traffic times to adjust staffing levels or streamline checkout processes to reduce wait times.

Occupancy monitoring
With the rise of flexible working arrangements and hot-desking in office environments, people counting technology can help monitor occupancy levels in real-time. This information can be used to ensure compliance with occupancy limits, track workspace utilization, and facilitate desk booking systems.

Energy efficiency
By accurately tracking occupancy levels, facilities managers can implement more precise heating, cooling, and lighting controls based on actual demand rather than estimated usage. This can lead to significant energy savings and reduce operational costs.

Data-driven decision making
People counting technology provides valuable data that can be used for strategic decision-making. By analyzing trends and patterns in foot traffic, managers can make informed decisions about staffing, space allocation, and facility space layout to optimize efficiency and productivity.

Overall, people counting technology offers facilities managers a powerful tool for improving operational efficiency, enhancing security, and providing better experiences for both employees and visitors.

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People counters from Terabee

Terabee Time-of-Flight and thermal infrared people counters offer accurate data collection, GDPR compliance, and numerous opportunities for innovation and efficiency in facilities management, ranging from resource allocation and space optimization to energy efficiency gains and security enhancement.

With its wide area coverage and using the latest thermal technology, Terabee People Occupancy Counting is a GDPR-compliant-by-design device, which is ideal to optimize large spaces such as open plan offices and coworking areas. By sensing thermal signature, Terabee People Occupancy Counting uses non-intrusive, anonymous heat source image data. Personal identity can never be captured.

The Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL and People Flow Counting M 2.0 focus on the movement and patterns of people within a space, rather than just the count. These devices are ideal for optimizing space utilization, reducing energy consumption, improving customer experiences and navigation.

Tailor your people counting systems to suit your project’s unique needs. Contact us to speak to an expert about your project’s challenges and requirements.

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Terabee People Occupancy Counting

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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.

Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL

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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.

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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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