Managing occupancy density is critical in today’s “new normal.” Maintaining a safe distance between individuals is recommended by organizations like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these guidelines, many businesses trying to sustain or reopen have made it mandatory to adhere to social distancing—which means property owners will need to monitor and manage arrivals or stagger traffic in specific high traffic areas.
Unfortunately, reporting accurate building occupancy levels in order to comply with regulations often requires additional personnel to staff doors and manually count people in and out, which relies on human accuracy—but it may also result in increased staffing costs, a strain on resources, and exposing staff to potential illness.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Video analytics provide a highly accurate counting solution. Not only can analytics be deployed to count people entering or exiting a space, but they can also count people in a crowd or standing in a queue.
With the help of a bi-directional people counting feature supported with strategically placed overhead cameras, video analytics can provide accurate occupancy numbers at any given instant for a specific location. Even in a parking lot or structure, video analytics can count vehicles going in or coming out, to provide real-time parking slot occupancy statistics—by section, by floor-level, or even for the complete parking lot.