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CCTV people counting

How a CCTV People Counting System Works

This is how it's done | Video analytics | Discuss your people counting needs

17 August 2017
Tests show video people counting achieves over 98% accuracy. This is how it's done.

Set-up screen for a Camera Counting System

The video above shows the set-up screen for an outdoor counting position.
The green lines show the counting zone: people are not counted until they cross both of these lines.
The Up and Down counts are shown beneath the video.
The coloured blobs on the yellow background show how the system is seeing the people. Should the system not be counting accurately during the set-up process, you can fine-tune the settings: making adjustments for the typical size of the people in the picture for example.

Video Analytics

Video analytics means the computerised analysis of video streams, particularly from CCTV cameras. A Video Turnstile counting unit connects to a CCTV camera and performs real-time analysis of the video for immediate detection and counting of people. During setup, video and analysis can be streamed to a central PC where the settings and counts can be seen—as in the video above.

Our image processing algorithms are over 98% effective at identifying people entering and leaving counting zones.

The Video Turnstile people counters are independent of the video cameras.

There are two types of Video Turnstile unit: one that counts people which is called a VT, and one that saves the counts, which is called a Logger. Each counting system needs at least one Logger. The Logger can save counts from up to 16 VTs. Each camera connects to a VT. The system is thus infinitely scaleable. If you need more counting areas just add more cameras and VTs. At regular intervals the Loggers transmit their counts to the central computer.

Lifetime Technical Support

We want your system to be reliable and accurate. We are happy to help with setup and configuration, and provide lifetime technical support.

Discuss your People Counting Needs

If you would like more information on using CCTV cameras to count people, please e-mail, telephone +44 (0)161 839 6437 or fill in this form.