Nine Video People Counting Criteria

Damien Lefloch, in his thesis “Real-Time People Counting system using Video Camera” stated that the most reliable and accurate sensor was the video camera. He went on to list features that a people counting system should include.

  1. The video people counting system must fit with the existing Ethernet network of the
  2. A high accuracy.
  3. Management of several buildings (need a centralised database updated by each building’s main computer).
  4. Evolution (in order to add some extra features like evaluate the impact of an advertisement).
  5. Reachable from any place (by using a web application connected with the centralised database).
  6. Easy management of configuration.
  7. Breakdown management (detect the malfunction of sensors by using the TCP/IP protocol).
  8. Easy access to statistics for every buildings or every doors of each building with different interval of time (daily, monthly or yearly).
  9. Use, when it’s possible, free technologies to reduce the cost of the system.

We’re happy to say that the Retail Sensing people counting system matches all these criteria

Further Reading

Real-Time People Counting system using Video Camera, Damien LeFloch

Retail Sensing

Retail Sensing manufacture the Video Turnstile people counting, vehicle sensing and smart city equipment. Our systems not only measure footfall and traffic, but monitor queues, display occupancy, track shoppers around stores, show heat maps of most visited areas, record passenger numbers, count pedestrians and provide retail intelligence and key performance indicators.