Occupancy monitoring for
higher education

Protecting safety on campus at Universities and Colleges

Safely re-populate your campus with a SafeCount™ solution

Limit occupancy to safe levels, avoid crowding and ensure social distancing and occupancy restrictions are being met with a SafeCount real time occupancy monitoring solution.

When occupancy limits are approached or exceeded, SafeCount delivers clear visual and audible alerts, eliminating the need for staff or security to monitor occupancy manually.

SafeCount uses the most accurate people counting sensors on the market. They count people anonymously as they enter or exit an area and are simple and fast to install.

SafeCount - Library Panel

SafeCount - Washroom Panels

Where to deploy SafeCount?

SafeCount can be used anywhere on campus. It can handle buildings and rooms with multiple entrances and can be scaled up to cover as much of your campus as required.

Areas where SafeCount can improve safety:

  • Building entrances and exits
  • Lecture theatres and teaching spaces
  • Dining halls and common spaces
  • Libraries
  • Restrooms

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Irisys people counting solutions are trusted by


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National Grid Logo"The Irisys system is expected to help National Grid maintain a saving of £8 million in the first year, and over £48 million in the first 5 years, with an ROI of less than 12 months."

- National Grid case study

UTS logo"The facilities management team were able to use data from the system to prove that adequate capacity was already in place. That one decision saved around $5 million."

University of Technology Sydney case study

Occupancy monitoring in a post-COVID world

Occupancy monitoring can provide long term value to universities and schools in a post-COVID world. Some example use cases include:

  • Measuring and analysing space utilisation
  • Automating HVAC and lighting
  • Optimising staffing and cleaning

From informing real estate decision making to optimisations and improving efficiencies, real time occupancy data has immense value.

SafeCount sensor uses beyond covid

Benefits of occupancy monitoring for Universities and Colleges

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Building entrances and exits

Let students, faculty and visitors know whether it’s safe to enter a building or an area. Connect SafeCount to a screen to display “Safe to Enter” or “Do Not Enter” depending on the areas real time occupancy. SafeCount will automatically update the display when the pre-defined occupancy limit is reached.

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Dining halls

As well as advising students in real time whether it is safe to enter the dining hall or not, occupancy data collected by SafeCount can be used to optimise service. From analysing peak hours to adjust staffing, comparing utilisation across different dining halls or reducing wait times, SafeCount can help.

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Classrooms and lecture theaters

Whilst real time occupancy information can be used to protect safety, historic occupancy data can be used to understand space utilisation. By analysing this data, class and event scheduling can be improved and opportunities for significant real estate cost savings can be realised.

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Restrooms

Occupancy data can be used to set up efficient cleaning and sanitizing schedules based on usage. SafeCount sensors count people anonymously as they enter and exit a space, allowing schools to dispatch cleaning staff after a specified number of people have walked into and out of a restroom, whilst all the time protecting privacy.

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Libraries, study rooms and student centers

SafeCount allows users to set a customized occupancy for each space, meaning libraries and study rooms can safely monitor occupancy even if the number of visitors allowed is different. Display this information in real-time locally and remotely to empower students to locate and use underutilized spaces.

iconfinder_check-circle-outline_326568 black-small  Gyms or other facilities

SafeCount is not restricted to certain room types. If it has an entrance or a doorway, SafeCount can monitor the occupancy and can help protect the safety of students or faculty using the facility.

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How SafeCount works

SafeCount uses highly accurate people counting sensors to count people as they enter and exit a building or a room.

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Maximise occupancy data value


How to Maximise the Value of Occupancy Data

Occupancy data has immense value beyond enabling social distancing, so how can you maximise your ROI.

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SafeCount Accuracy Chart


Why Accuracy is Critical When Measuring Occupancy

Data accuracy is critical when measuring occupancy as this minimises error build up, that could make the metric useless.

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