People Counting Blog

    How to Use Social Distancing Sensors on Your Premise

    Posted by Tom Bell on Oct 29, 2020 4:17:02 PM

    2020 has made social distancing a new and crucial behaviour that all individuals must adopt in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, commercial and public sector building managers are looking for ways to control occupancy on site. 


    What is a social distancing capacity calculator?

    Posted by Tom Bell on Sep 10, 2020 12:06:32 PM

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing guidelines that followed have caused a problem for place and facilities managers of office buildings and public spaces. You might know the total capacity of your building in normal times, but what about when you need to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers?


    Using a customer counting system to meet post-COVID-19 regulations affecting retail, cafes, and restaurants

    Posted by Tom Bell on Aug 26, 2020 5:08:36 PM

    With coronavirus restrictions in place, a number of countries re-opened the retail and hospitality sector following the COVID lockdown. In order to meet these regulations, businesses have put in place measures to maintain social distancing, increase hygiene standards and mitigate the spread of the virus to keep employees and customers safe. These measures vary from country to country, but many include face masks, sanitiser stations and occupancy limits to control capacity.


    Benefits of People Counting in a Post COVID-19 World

    Posted by Tom Bell on Aug 3, 2020 11:15:00 AM

    Maintaining occupancy limits for social distancing in a commercial setting is a crucial benefit that people counting solutions are providing in the current climate. However, the adoption of this measure not only serves as a crisis plan for a future pandemic or epidemic, but also provides a range of benefits that your business can take advantage of in the long term.


    Innovative solutions for retailers coping in a post Covid-19 world

    Posted by Tom Bell on Jul 29, 2020 11:43:00 AM

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic retailers have been working on how to provide safe environments for their customers and employees.


    Managing a Franchise: How to Ensure all Locations Manage Occupancy for Social Distancing

    Posted by Tom Bell on Jul 9, 2020 4:36:30 PM

    Franchises have proved to be amongst the most successful business models within the restaurant, supermarket, and salon industries. They provide investors with tried and tested methods to become profitable by offering the support and reassurance that comes with being affiliated with an established brand. 


    Moving from a Tally Counter to an Automated People Counting System

    Posted by Tom Bell on Jul 3, 2020 9:18:45 AM

    While manual tally counters may have been helpful in the past, there's no denying that this method of monitoring footfall in a busy space is often inaccurate and subject to human error. With the increasing importance of measuring occupancy and ensuring that commercial, industrial, and office spaces aren't overcrowded for health and safety reasons, simply pressing a button to account for someone's entry into an area that welcomes a high volume of visitors every day becomes unreliable and expensive, – especially if used over a long period of time. 


    6 Mobile Apps to Count People and Measure Occupancy

    Posted by Tom Bell on Apr 30, 2020 4:27:55 PM

    Social distancing, occupancy monitoring and how to count the number of people entering and exiting a building are all hot topics due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We recently published a blog post about how to measure occupancy for social distancing and in it we discussed how mobile apps can help.

    In this blog, we decided to dive deeper in to this topic and take a look at 6 mobile apps that can help you count people and measure occupancy.


    In-store Retail Analytics Using People Counters - What Data Can I Collect?

    Posted by Tom Bell on May 15, 2019 11:07:36 PM

    People counters can be used to collect a wide variety of data for important in-store retail analytics. Find out what data can be collected with our handy infographic.


    Time and Convenience Part III: How Grocery Shopping Changes with Each Generation

    Posted by Lorie Fontaine Demski on Feb 7, 2019 5:13:54 PM

    It’s not just the age of the shopper that’s changing

    There is a lot of discussion about the new generation of shoppers, particularly the millennials who expect their in-store shopping experience to be comparable to their on-line experience.  The findings of FMI’s recently released ‘US Grocery Shopper Trends 2017’[1] further supports this trend and provides some additional insight.  The most significant of these insights is the comfort level millennials appear to have gained in just the past year shopping for groceries on-line.  In 2017, 43 percent of millennials said they shop for groceries on-line; that is compared to 28 percent in 2016.


    Using Occupancy Data to Re-engage Employees With the Workplace

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