Libraries and Museums
Libraries and museums are non-profit organizations so they don’t generate a lot of revenue.
These types of places rely on government funding so they have to justify their funding needs and present statistical data in order to have access to resources.
This is where people counters come in handy to produce accurate reports of the number of visitors/patrons who enter the libraries or museums on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
This information can then act as basic foundation metrics for the libraries’ labour, budget, and service requests while combatting increasing financial pressure.
People Counting benefits for Libraries & Museums:
Produce Accurate Reports They produce accurate reports of the number of visitors/patrons who enter the library on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
Maintain Itself as a Reliable Community Resource And by achieving adequate staffing, funding and resource, a library can better support its community and maintain itself as a reliable community resource.
Proof of Labour, Budget, and Service Requests. This information can then act as a foundation for the libraries labour, budget, and service requests while combatting increasing financial pressure.
Realtime Customer Tracking. Track and record the path and actions of your visitors within your libraries and museums in realtime. This will enable you to understand where they are lingering, and where they are most attracted.
Optimize Popular Areas. Discover how many of your consumers leave your libraries and museums after visiting which areas and reduce abandonment by changing up the layout and popular area attractiveness.
Marketing Effectiveness Improve your attractions and activities, effectiveness and profit margins by analyzing the success of your events, campaigns and different media channels used in different areas within your museums and libraries.
Managers of public buildings like libraries, town halls and leisure centres benefit from accurately knowing their visitor numbers.
Monitor queues See current and historic queue lengths and times, and check the effectiveness of steps taken to reduce queueing times.
Show current occupancy on PCs or meters to ensure limits aren’t exceeded.
Track visitor movements improve the visitor experience by allocating more staff at busy times reduce costs by cutting staff at quiet times. Accurate, reliable, counts using CCTV cameras and intelligent, networked, counting units Integratable with smart city-data.
More and more libraries are reaping rewards from visitor counters. They are using them to save money, improve services and, increasingly, to justify their existence. With a visitor counting system, they can record visitor numbers per month, week, day, hour or even every five minutes see which areas and floors of the library are most popular.
Monitor and reduce queuesFind which days and times are the busiest knows the current occupancy of the library track the paths people take through the library.
The main reason libraries install people counters in the first place is to prove to fund agencies with user statistics. However, a video counting system soon proves itself cost-effective in many other ways.
Libraries use the data to improve the visitor experience by increasing staff at busy times and reorganising displays that aren’t working. They can also save money by reducing staff during quiet periods. The number of people visiting the library at different times and days is remarkably constant; recording people counts let libraries plan ahead and optimise staff levels and opening times.
The video visitor counters provide quantitative data showing how much and how often people use the library’s physical resources. This evidence provides support for the resources that are being used and enables the reduction of under-used features: saving money whilst giving people more of what they want.
Video people counters use pictures from CCTV to identify and count visitors. Counts can be stored and displayed both locally and remotely, with data being sent over the internet to administration centres. Systems are over 98% accurate.