People counting

Unseen hero: How anonymous data keeps restrooms fresh and customers happy 

Ever wonder how your favorite stores always seem to have clean and well-stocked restrooms? It's not magic, it's data! Specifically, anonymous data collected through Time-of-Flight (ToF) people counting technology.
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Time-of-Flight people counting for anonymity and privacy

One effective way to monitor the status of restrooms and washrooms is to install people counting technology. 

The technology tracks the number of individuals who go in and out of restrooms throughout the day and can provide real-time and historical usage data to facilities managers. After a certain number of people have passed through a restroom, a member of the team can restock supplies, clean fixtures, and make repairs.

People counting technology also helps in monitoring the number of occupants in a public restroom at any given time. Installing occupancy counters in restrooms eliminates the need for businesses to hire an individual to serve as bathroom monitor.

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Optimising Operations: Saving Time and Money

Beyond customer satisfaction, ToF people counting fosters operational efficiency.

Imagine replacing guesswork with real data.  Resource allocation becomes smarter. Cleaning staff can focus on restrooms experiencing high traffic,  reducing unnecessary cleaning cycles and associated costs.

Real-time occupancy monitoring can even help manage queues and prevent overcrowding, especially important in a post-pandemic world.

Data privacy and GDPR compliance by design

For facilities such as public restrooms, privacy of images and data relating to both staff and visitors is an absolute requirement, so a Terabee people counting solution that uses Time-of-Flight technology guaranteeing total anonymity, privacy protection and GDPR compliance is ideal. Terabee people counters provide data by calculating depth information of their surroundings. 

There is a low resolution “depth map” where each pixel corresponds to a distance measurement. This results in highly accurate people counting data (typically 95% for People Counting M to 98% and better accuracy for People Counting L-XL) that doesn’t capture any distinguishing features or personal identifiable information (PII). 

Overall, time-of-flight sensors for people counting technology can help building managers optimize public restroom management, improve the timing of cleaning services and help reduce staffing costs by having cleaning programmed for when it is most needed.

Keeping Customers Coming Back: The Power of Clean Restrooms

Studies show that  over 60% of customers base their business choices on restroom cleanliness.  A bad bathroom experience can leave a lasting negative impression, driving customers away.

ToF people counting changes the game. By anonymously tracking restroom usage, facilities managers gain insights into peak traffic times. This allows for  data-driven cleaning schedules, ensuring restrooms are cleaned precisely when they need it most. No more overflowing bins or empty soap dispensers!

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With the accurate, anonymous data from Terabee people counters, building managers can better plan cleaning services and replenishment of supplies. This will ensure that public restrooms remain clean, well-stocked and more welcoming for users. This can help increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The People Counting device M2.0 from Terabee is suitable for standard doors and narrow corridors, which makes it an ideal solution for the management of restrooms or public toilets.

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 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.
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