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Why people counting and flexible working are now inextricably linked

Although the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have mostly been lifted worldwide, some implemented measures still remain. One example is flexible working, which has played a significant role in shaping the new way businesses operate and how staff work. The aim of this article is not to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flexible working. Instead, it is to look at how people counting and flexible working are now closely linked and what benefits arise from this connection.
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The connection between People Counting and flexible working

There have been numerous discussions about flexible working and how businesses can or must adapt to suit their needs. One of the challenges of flexible working in a post-pandemic world is for building managers and business owners to maximize the commercial real estate space they have. Businesses with employees working from home or that have adopted a hybrid working arrangement are likely to have offices with fewer people in them and more space available. 

To make the most of additional or unused space, managers will need data to understand where they can make adjustments. People counting solutions are important to understand how many people are in a building, room or space in real-time. The people counting data obtained from these sensors can be used to make informed decisions that benefit those involved.


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How People Counting solutions benefit flexible working environments

Business managers need accurate data to make decisions that benefit the business. Using people counting solutions can provide data on how many people are using a space and support many other business decisions. 

People counting solutions are devices that are used to monitor the number of visitors in a designated area or building. Still, people counting sensors can also be installed to monitor which areas or rooms people enter. The sensors are frequently installed in places such as hospitals, museums, office buildings and schools, but any building manager can benefit from the data they provide. The key advantages include energy efficiency and reduced costs, but employee comfort is often mentioned as well.


The benefits of People Counting solutions

People counting solutions can support businesses to become more energy efficient by reducing their energy consumption and automating when specific services are used based on how many people use a room or building. These services include air conditioning, lighting and cleaning and programmed maintenance operations. These small changes can significantly reduce energy consumption and, therefore, lower business costs.

A summary of the benefits of a people counting system include:

  • Help employees quickly find available space to work
  • Identifies the number of people in a specific area, room or building
  • Lower costs
  • Manage heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) based on occupancy
  • Managing lighting based on occupancy
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Tailor cleaning rotas based on footfall
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Terabee People Counting solutions

Terabee’s people counting solutions will provide real-time data on room and building occupancy to help business managers make more informed decisions. They are available for small and large premises and are GDPR compliant with 95% and 98%+ accuracy for our M and L-XL counters, respectively.

The counting systems are easy to install and can be implemented into an existing system via the Internet of Things. Additionally, we can provide companies with support in establishing and maintaining these systems should you require this. To companies that have adopted any form of flexible working arrangements, people counters offer a range of benefits, such as helping people find a desk promptly or reducing energy consumption. 

Contact us today for more information on how People Counting Solutions can support your flexible working approaches.


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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.
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