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Navigating the new normal in workplace occupancy

Enhancing the management of work environments with Terabee people counting sensors.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed forever the way we work, ushering in a new era of flexibility and adaptability. 
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As organizations and businesses navigate these changes, understanding and optimizing office occupancy levels is critical to make energy savings and maximize return on investment (ROI), for both building owners and tenants. This article will explore the evolving work environment and the importance of accurate occupancy data.

The evolution of work environments

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of remote work and flexible schedules, prompting organizations to rethink traditional office setups. Employees have returned to shared workspaces but many more workplaces now offer a hybrid work model and more flexible working locations.  So it is essential to manage occupancy levels in order to optimize office resource use, to reduce energy costs and to enhance overall building space efficiency.

The importance of knowing office occupancy levels

Having accurate occupancy data empowers building owners and tenants to make informed decisions about space utilization, which in turn, can help give better energy management and cost optimization. Heating, lighting and ventilation resources can be reduced, based on accurate people counting data, if there are less people working in a given area. By understanding peak usage times and trends, organizations can implement targeted strategies to enhance the work environment and, consequently, improve employee well-being and productivity.

Terabee People Flow Counting devices

Terabee People Counting sensors

Terabee Time-of-Flight (ToF) people flow counting sensors are cutting-edge devices designed to provide real-time, accurate data on the movement of people within a space. Leveraging advanced Time-of-Flight technology, these sensors emit infrared light pulses and measure the time it takes for the light to travel to the nearest object and back. This allows for precise distance calculations and, by extension, accurate people counting.

Key features:

  • Real-time monitoring: Terabee’s time-of-flight sensors provide continuous monitoring of people flow, offering valuable insights into occupancy patterns throughout the day
  • High accuracy: The time-of-flight technology ensures accurate distance measurements, minimizing counting errors and providing reliable data for decision-making
  • Easy integration: These sensors seamlessly integrate into existing building management systems, enabling a hassle-free implementation process
  • GDPR-compliance: Time-of-Flight technology enhances security and also respects privacy rights by avoiding visual data capture

Ideal use cases:

  • Entrance monitoring: Perfect for tracking the number of people entering or leaving a building.
  • Corridor and aisle counting: Effective in monitoring movement through specific pathways within a space.
  • Workspace optimization: Valuable for understanding how different areas of an office are utilized, aiding in efficient space planning.

Terabee People Occupancy Counting sensors

Terabee thermal infrared people occupancy counting sensors offer a different approach to monitoring occupancy levels. These sensors detect body heat signatures, allowing for non-intrusive and privacy-friendly people counting.

Key features:

  • Heat signature detection: Thermal sensors capture body heat, enabling accurate counting without the need for identifying personal information.
  • Privacy-focused: Ideal for environments where privacy is a concern, as these sensors do not capture facial features or personal details. GDPR-compliant and privacy respecting by design.
  • Wide coverage: The thermal infrared technology allows for broader coverage areas, making these sensors suitable for meeting rooms and auditoriums.
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Ideal use cases:

  • Meeting room utilization: Effective for understanding how meeting spaces are utilized and optimizing booking systems.
  • Common area monitoring: Suitable for tracking occupancy in lounges, kitchens, and other shared spaces.
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In the era of flexible work arrangements and heightened emphasis on health and safety, Terabee’s people counting sensors provide accurate data to enable informed decision-making for effective facilities management.

Terabee Time-of-Flight and thermal infrared technologies provide versatile privacy-respecting solutions to monitor and optimize occupancy levels, and to reduce HVAC-related energy consumption. By leveraging the data that these advanced sensors gather, building owners and tenants can make data-driven decisions to enhance energy efficiency, and ensure a comfortable work environment.

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 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.

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

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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.
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