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Incorporating People Counters in Renovation Plans

September 16, 2020

With many big-picture components involved in planning a renovation, it’s easy to overlook smaller technologies like people counting sensors.

But there are benefits to incorporating their installation into the planning stages of a renovation as opposed to adding them to the punch list.

Installation isn’t complex, it simply requires a network cable run to the ceiling in front of the entrance where the sensor is to be mounted, a few holes drilled and screwed into place. However, when your renovation project entails historical buildings, modern design, or other architecture with complex ceiling types, the installation will be more involved.

Early Considerations

A couple early considerations include your ceiling type and design elements. Ceiling-types such as glass or marble or ceilings with painted murals may require extra planning for installing a sensor. Also, the device’s placement should be taken into consideration when deciding where to arrange design elements. For example, ceilings draped with flags or fabric, hanging signs or fans can all obstruct the field of view. Realizing these hurdles at the end of a renovation can be expensive and time consuming to remedy.

Trust the Experts

When SenSource is involved in the planning stages of your renovation, we can discuss these common oversights to ensure your people counting sensors are installed without a hitch. Because we work with customers of various industries and sizes, we are experienced in finding solutions to complex installations, ensuring consistently accurate traffic data at the end of the day.

Why Government-Funded Renovations Need People Counting Systems

People counting sensors have long been used in highly visited facilities that depend on government funding or grants such as libraries, universities and visitor centers. The system proves to be an easy and automated way to collect data on the total number of guests which is necessary to validate the need for continued or increased funding.

The ability to track building occupancy has given new life to people counters in 2020. What was once only relevant information for facility operations personnel, is now relevant to guests as well. Displaying occupancy status at the door communicates to guests if they can enter or wait and shows you care about their safety by following capacity regulations.