Accurate People Counting for your library entries
Coupled with advanced cloud reporting tool our people counting sensors gives detailed insights into your library’s live and historical foot traffic.
The perfect solution for library foot traffic monitoring
Regardless as to whether you have security gates installed at your library our people counting solution features highly accurate people counting technology to ensure accuracy in your visitation reports.
Take people counting to the next level with Intelligent RFID Solutions and discuss your requirements with us.
Vector 4D Sensor
Highly Accurate Infrared Sensor
Intelligent RFID Solutions partners with the world leading people counter sensor supplier Irisys.
Irisys’ Vector 4D people counting sensors offer count accuracy above 99% and are accredited under ISO:9001 standards.
Our sensors use Infrared detection and Time of Flight technology to accurately count adults and children. The sensors are completely anonymous and work in any light condition.
Optional staff lanyards allow library staff to be counted separately or excluded from occupancy limits.
IRS Advanced Cloud Reporting
Powerful and Secure Cloud Reporting Tool
Advanced People Counters are only useful with easy to navigate reporting tool. We have developed our own cloud based reporting and analytic tool – IRS Count.
Information from sensors is automatically stored on our Australian based server. It can be securely accessed over the internet and reports can be created on demand or scheduled to run automatically.
IRS Count data is updated around the clock and can show the live occupancy count for any monitored space.
Instantaneous warnings are sent to specific users if the number of visitor exceed a pre-set density limit.
IRS Count can produce a number of in-depth analytical reports based on locations, time or day using both live and historic data.
IRS Count uses an Australian server to store information. This ensures data security and high latency speeds.
Case Study for Cockburn Libraries
Real time occupancy & Visitation
Removing paper processes and staff involvement
Library branches across the City of Cockburn, Western Australia had developed a manual process of gathering visitor statistics to meet their reporting obligations for council and the West Australian State library. This process was very hands-on for the staff. Each day at closure of the library, staff would be required to record the statistics from the security gate counter software (which incorporates people counting technology) into a monthly logbook. At the end of each month specific staff from each branch would collect the data andinput it into the recording and reporting system.
The solution and outcome for the library
Following a review of their people counting process and with a view to reduce staff involvement and time spent recording people count statistics the City of Cockburn installed the Vector 4D people counters from Infrared Integrated Systems suppled and integrated these with a cloud based reporting platform (IRSCount) from Intelligent RFID Solutions across all three of their library branches. The Vector 4D people counter is a world leading overhead people counter employing infrared time of flight technology. The counters allow hyper accurate detection and counting of people into an out of the library at an accuracy of 99.5%. The time of flight technology allows detection and separate counting of both adults andchildren further enhancing the functionality for library staff.
The cloud based IRSCount software supplied by Intelligent RFID Solution allows for automated collection and analysis of people counting data. Relevant library staff can have data supplied on demand or sent in a report format to nominated email addresses as a scheduled service. In addition IRSCount provides real time visitation and occupancy data directly to library staff allowing them to monitor library occupancy to ensure compliance with government requirements.
Following installation of people counting sensors across all libraries within the City of Cockburn the manual process of collection visitation has been completely removed. The visitor statistics are now emailed directly to one specific staff member resulting in less tasks at closing time and less staff involved in compiling statistics.
Removing inaccuracy from our visitor statistics
Previously the people count statistics were subject to error due to inaccuracies inherent within the older security gate technology. At one library site, because the gates are situated within the library and past the point where items are returned, counts would miss all of the statistics for visitors only returning items or just using our water fountain.
IRS Count allows the capture all of these visits, thus increasing our numbers while also making them more accurate.
Interpreting the statistics
Adrian Chester, library technology coordinator at the City of Cockburn says “The analytics portal allows us to easily identify trends, filter data by branches, and improve our decision making based on easy to read information. Density statistics have allowed us to visualise the busy times during given days and to staff accordingly. Real-time data reporting means that at any point of the day we can see how many visitors we have”
Training and support
The City of Cockburn library staff have reported that the analytics portal is very intuitive and the training session was thorough. Staff were quickly and easily bought up to speed with how to use the portal and how to interpret the statistics.
The ongoing support has been excellent. Any requests we have had have been actioned and responded to immediately.