How virtual machines count footfall
23 July 2021
As well as people counting hardware, we also offer virtual machines to monitor footfall, dwell time, occupancy and count vehicles. A virtual machine is where a software program behaves like an actual "machine" - replacing people counting hardware. Customers simply run our Virtual Machine application on their host computer or server.
The Virtual VT Machines can be deployed almost anywhere, regardless of the operating system or configuration of its host. They analyse a video feed and count the people passing through it.
Virtual machine computing is becoming more and more widespread because of the convenience of cutting down the need for physical hardware and making systems independent.
The Virtual VT makes the counts available in real-time to our reporting dashboards or to clients' own systems. It can be part of an IoT system and runs, for example, in VMware, Virtual Box and Hyper V.
- During set-up you can view live video footage alongside the footfall counts, so you can accurately verify, and configure, the system.
- Once set up, counts alone can be sent over the network to save bandwidth.
- Choose the time period over which counts are measured: every hour or every 5 minutes for example.
- Monitor footfall, dwell time and occupancy.
What are Video Analytics?
Video analytics means the computerised analysis of video streams. The Virtual VT footfall counter 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 computer where the settings and counts can be seen.
Our image processing algorithms are over 98% effective at counting people entering and leaving counting zones.
Virtual Counting in Action
Spanning 2 million square feet and featuring 270 stores, Yorkdale is a premier retail destination in Canada. The Toronto shopping centre is now using virtual machines from Retail Sensing to monitor large goods vehicles into their loading area.
Recording numbers of goods vehicles at the Yorkdale Shopping Mall in Toronto