Many locations, from parks to city centres, have needs for outdoor people counters - and thanks to Irisys' range of rugged outdoor people counting devices, this can be achieved just as easily as indoor locations.
Towns and cities all over the world have to compete with their neighbours to attract shoppers and investment, so having an accurate measure of footfall is one of the only ways you can measure how well you are doing.
Looking to the future - smart, connected cities also require accurate data on the movement of people to better understand how different areas of their city are used, improve planning, improve infrastructure and make city life better for everyone.
Understanding how people are moving through your city and how they make use of the space gives you an opportunity to look at the way you manage that space, and make improvements.
Public transport, community facilities and route planning are all areas where a thorough understanding of how people are currently using your city centre can inform your decisions, helping you create a better environment for shoppers and other visitors.
Having an objective measure of the popularity of your city centre, is a strong piece of evidence to take to potential investors or businesses interested in relocating to your area - something that people counting technology can deliver consistently and accurately.
The latest update to the popular range of Irisys thermal people counters, the Gazelle 2 boasts impressive reliability and truly anonymous people counting.
Using just body heat to track the presence of people and direction of movement, it has a proven accuracy of over 98% and can generate valuable data for many applications.