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How to use people counters improve energy efficiency and reduce HVAC-related costs

Innovative people counting technologies pave the way for data-driven decision making to drive down energy consumption and related costs
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In the ever-evolving landscape of energy efficiency, cutting-edge technologies are emerging as game-changers. One such advancement is the integration of privacy-respecting people counters, harnessing Time-of-Flight (ToF) or thermal sensing technology. In this article, we explore the transformative role these devices play in optimizing Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems for a greener and more sustainable future.

Time-of-Flight and thermal sensing: the foundations of precision

Time-of-Flight and thermal sensing technologies form the bedrock of privacy-respecting people counters. These sophisticated systems provide accurate and real-time data on occupancy, ensuring a nuanced understanding of space utilization. By delving into the mechanics of ToF and thermal sensing, we uncover how these technologies are redefining the efficiency paradigm in HVAC management.

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Beyond numbers: privacy at the forefront

As concerns about privacy grow in our interconnected world, it’s crucial to adopt technologies that prioritize user confidentiality. Explore how privacy-respecting people counters strike the delicate balance between gathering valuable occupancy data and preserving individuals’ privacy. 

Protecting the privacy of individuals is necessary to the implementation of people counting technologies. Organizations operating within the EU must adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, to obtaining informed consent, ensure data minimization, and implement strong security measures to safeguard personal data.

Compliance with GDPR guidelines helps to manage privacy risks and ensures individuals’ rights are respected. Time-of-Flight and thermal technology, as used by Terabee, not only enhance security but also respect privacy rights by avoiding visual data capture.


The Terabee advantage in people counting devices

Terabee, a pioneer in sensor technology, takes center stage with its state-of-the-art people counting devices.

With privacy-respecting people counters providing accurate occupancy and people flow data, HVAC systems can operate at peak efficiency. These devices can be linked to building management systems (BMS) to enable dynamic adjustments to temperature, ventilation, and occupancy-based settings. This creates a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment. Companies using Terabee people counting devices have been able to make 40% of HVAC-related energy savings

Terabee Time-of-Flight people flow counting sensors: precision in analytics

Terabee’s Time-of-Flight people flow counting sensors, People Flow Counting L-XL and People Flow Counting M 2.0 offer a sophisticated solution for monitoring foot traffic within office spaces.

Through advanced depth-sensing technology, these sensors accurately count the number of people entering or leaving a designated counting area in real-time, providing valuable insights into peak hours, high-traffic zones and overall space utilization.

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Terabee Thermal People Occupancy Counting: Balancing privacy and efficiency

Thermal people occupancy counting sensors from Terabee provide an alternative perspective on space utilization. These sensors detect heat signatures, offering valuable occupancy data while maintaining individual privacy. 

Terabee’s thermal occupancy sensors detect infrared radiation emitted by objects and individuals. Human bodies emit distinct heat signatures, allowing the sensors to accurately count the number of occupants in a given space. This non-intrusive approach ensures privacy while delivering valuable occupancy insights.

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Terabee CEO, Max Ruffo says, “At Terabee we help smart building players implement a more effective strategy to save energy in all types of commercial and public buildings, by understanding how to optimize space and energy usage.”

Get in touch with Terabee today for accurate, anonymous insights into building, workplace and room usage and how to optimize HVAC-related energy costs and real estate expenditure in general with Terabee people counting sensors.

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.

Related products

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.

Recess Mounting Kit M for the People Flow Counting M 2.0 and People Occupancy Counting

Get this design accessory for people counter installations
Give your people counting device installations a stylish finish that enhances your architecture.

Install the Recess Mounting Kit M for the Terabee People Flow Counting M 2.0 and the Terabee People Occupancy Counting devices.

Recess Mounting Kit XL for the Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL

Take advantage of this stylish, design element for people counter installations
Give your people counting device installations a seamless look. Ensure that the people counter stays discreet and enhances your architecture and decor.

Choose the Recess Mounting Kit XL for the Terabee People Flow Counting L-XL device.
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