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Maintaining workplace safety and efficiency with occupancy counters

As employees return to their usual places of work, businesses must pay closer attention to the way their premises’ are being used.
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By providing insight into how many people occupy given spaces throughout the working day, occupancy counters are helping businesses use their space efficiently and welcome their employees safely back to work.

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Rethinking the way businesses use space

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about dramatic changes in the way people work, with an emphasis on flexibility and digital collaboration. 

While some employees have returned to work, others continue to work from home on a full-time basis. Many more have adopted flexible working schedules that involve working from home and the office. 

With ever-changing work schedules and new requirements for safety precautions, businesses of all types are rethinking how they use space.

How occupancy counters are helping businesses find a new normal

Occupancy counters record the number of people entering and exiting a space, giving business managers valuable insight into exactly how room is being used. By providing real-time and historical data, occupancy counters enable better data-driven decisions regarding safety procedures and space allocation in workplaces. 

Employee safety

During the pandemic, the responsibility of enforcing social distancing fellon the shoulders of businesses. Occupancy counters are helping to ensure the ongoing safety of personnel and remain relevant in a post-pandemic era. 

One of the most effective safety measures during the pandemic has been to limit the number of people allowed to occupy a space at a given time. Occupancy counters provide a simple and cost-effective solution to monitor this. 

By automatically counting the number of people occupying a space – whether a shop floor, conference room or an office building – occupancy counters provide accurate real-time measurements of people density. This data makes it easy for businesses to control room occupancy and ensure employee safety without increasing operational costs.

Efficient use of space

As employees work from home, return to work in an office, or adopt flexible working schedules, many businesses are struggling to answer the question of how much space they really need.

Occupancy counters can eliminate guesswork and provide clear, quantitative data on how effectively space is being used. This data helps businesses assess whether their premises are appropriately sized and make better decisions regarding staff scheduling and resource allocation. 

Occupancy counters enable business managers to:

  • Discover underutilized spaces
  • Prevent overcrowding
  • Maximize space efficiency

Accurate, anonymous occupancy counters from Terabee

Terabee occupancy counters use infrared Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to provide accurate, fully anonymous occupancy data.

People Counting L-XL is our flagship occupancy counter. Compact and easy to install, the People Counting L-XL device can monitor traffic across an area, 3.40 x 2.55 m, when mounted at a height of 4 m. Up to five devices can be linked to provide coverage of extra-wide doorways and walkways.

People Counting M occupancy counters are optimized for single doorways and corridors, making them perfect for applications where other devices are prohibitively expensive.

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Advantages of Terabee occupancy counters

Fully GDPR compliant

Our occupancy counters capture 3D depth information without recording any personally identifying data, making them intrinsically anonymous and fully compliant with GDPR regulations.

Accurate and reliable people counting

Powerful onboard algorithms filter out static objects and ensure 95%+ accuracy even in crowded bi-directional traffic and low-light conditions.

Unparalleled versatility

Terabee occupancy counters are small enough to be discreetly mounted above any doorway, while configuration can be carried out in seconds via any internet-enabled device. 

Find out more about how occupancy counters can help your business operate with greater safety and efficiency – get in touch with us today.

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