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Optimizing Office Spaces Using Accurate People Counting Devices

Many offices take their space for granted, leading to inefficiencies in layout and design that could be responsible for avoidable expenses. Various studies have uncovered higher costs per employee in working environments where space is not used effectively. In fact, an in-depth report suggested that businesses worldwide are collectively wasting up to USD $1.5 trillion due to poor space optimization alone.
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An increasingly popular solution to the problem of wasted space in office environments is to install accurate people counting devices. Without precisely tracking staff and visitor footfall, it can be costly and difficult – if not impossible – to implement space-saving solutions that lead to tangible efficiency improvements. Using dedicated people counting devices, you can gain quantitative insights into how your office space is utilized and implement changes that could significantly improve your bottom line.

In this article, we will explore how the Terabee People Counting L device is used to optimize office spaces.

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Terabee People Counting L: Working Principles

Before diving into the applications of the Terabee People Counting L, it is worth running through its working principles and properties to gain a full appreciation for why it is so uniquely suited to office environments.

A proprietary people counter, Terabe People Counting L is a discrete sensing module based on infrared Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology. An in-built 3D depth sensor collects non-intrusive images in real-time across a fairly wide field of view (74° x 57°), enabling it to detect multiple people in the monitored environment with a nominal counting accuracy of 98%. As the sensor is based on infrared Time-of-Flight (ToF), Terabee People Counting L works in low-light conditions and total darkness. It also protects personal privacy, capturing no identifiable data from monitored individuals.

The small-form-factor, outstanding level of accuracy, and complete privacy guarantee of our people counting device excels in a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) critical for most business users.

Using People Counting Devices in Your Office

What office layout is the most efficient for your sector? Offices subdivided into cubicles have space-saving merits but are often criticized for being impersonal and claustrophobic. Open-plan offices, meanwhile, are increasingly common as they are believed to drive interpersonal cooperation and teamwork, but typically lead to a greater volume of noise and a lack of privacy. People counting devices can provide accurate information about how available space is used by staff, which can supplement productivity reports to determine the best possible layout from an efficiency and profitability standpoint.

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People Counting Devices in Corridors and Entryways

With the ability to detect multiple people and distinguish between those in close proximity to one another, Terabee People Counting L is ideal for corridor and entryway monitoring as part of overall occupancy optimization initiatives. It can assist with staff presence optimization (i.e. ensuring enough staff are present to meet demands), maximum capacity compliance, and determining more effective methods of utilizing your available space. Many forward-thinking businesses have determined that neglected space in unnecessarily wide corridors can be requisitioned for soundproof phone booths, for example, creating multi-functional spaces that boost productivity.

Monitoring Sensitive Spaces with People Counters

Terabee People Counting L can be easily and discreetly installed into any area of your business. Rooms that might otherwise be off-limits for data acquisition (bathrooms, locker rooms, etc.) can now be safely and securely monitored to assist in footfall analysis with the data being used for predictive cleaning rotas as well as space optimization. Our product is fully-GDPR compliant by design.

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Improving Workspace & Meeting Rooms

The primary pain points in office optimization are meeting rooms and actual workspaces. With the increasing prevalence of flexible working times and schedules, as well as work from home policies, it is feasible that only a fraction of your workforce will be present in the office at any given time. This unused capacity could translate to unnecessary costs. Using discrete people counting devices, you can monitor the real-time and historic occupancy levels of your office to detect peak busy periods and average occupancy. These data are invaluable when it comes to space and layout optimization, and can even feed into internal scheduling systems relating to internal meeting plans or rota schedules.

If you would like to learn more about Terabee People Counting solutions, simply contact a member of the Terabee sales team using the link below.

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