The benefits of door traffic counters
For many businesses, the flow of people from place to place is a fundamental part of day-to-day operations. For these companies, having accurate and up-to-date information on traffic movement throughout their premises is vital.
Door traffic counters provide a solution by monitoring the number of people entering and exiting doorways. In this way, room occupancy can be automatically tracked over time, providing both real-time and historical data that enables more informed decision-making.
Door traffic counters enable businesses to better respond to patterns of visitor or staff behavior within their premises. Whether that means adapting staff schedules to match daily or seasonal trends in people traffic or reallocating rooms and resources; the insight afforded by door traffic counters enables businesses to reduce costs, increase efficiency and serve their customers more effectively.
Choosing the right door traffic counter for your business
There are many different door traffic counters on the market: from cheap-and-cheerful solutions like break-beam sensors to expensive, powerful thermal camera systems.
If your business is considering investing in door traffic counters, it’s important to consider the following factors:
- Ease of installation and setup: Door traffic counters vary from plug-and-play to incredibly complex. Systems that rely on camera or thermal sensor technology can be particularly difficult to install and calibrate.
- Accuracy: Take time to consider the level of accuracy you require from a door traffic counter. A cheap and inaccurate system can often be a false economy, but also, it’s not worth paying more than is required for unneeded precision.
- Versatility: Do you need a door traffic counter that works in low light conditions or crowded areas?
Privacy protection: This is an often-overlooked consideration. Capturing personally identifying information can introduce privacy concerns and bring legal ramifications.
Advantages of Time-of-Flight technology
While other door traffic counters involve some trade-off, Terabee door traffic counters are engineered to provide accuracy, privacy and versatility in a cost-effective package.
Terabee door traffic counters are able to achieve accurate, anonymous and cost-effective indoor people counting thanks to infrared Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology. The door traffic counters emit invisible pulses of infrared light, then time how long it takes for different parts of the pulses to reflect back from the environment, enabling Terabee devices to capture 3D information about their surroundings.
We’ve developed algorithms capable of processing these 3D images to filter out static objects and identify human traffic indoors with over 95% accuracy. Along with low costs-of-ownership and ease of installation, Terabee’s infrared Time-of-Flight technology is the optimum choice for many applications.
Door traffic counters from Terabee
We currently provide two different door traffic counters for indoor use: the People Counting L-XL and the People Counting M.
The People Counting L-XL offers a wide field of view and multi-device support, making it suitable for entranceways ranging from double doors to 15.4 m wide doorways. The People Counting M packs the same high-performance Time-of-Flight technology into an ultra-compact device optimized for single doors, narrow corridors and applications where other technologies may be cost prohibited.
Want to learn more? Get in touch with us today to find out how ToF-based door traffic counters could revolutionize your business.