People Entry/Exit counting
How to success in setting up counting for people entering and exiting a dedicated area
You want to know how SWARM software is providing the solution to get the number of People either entering or leaving your configured area via a Virtual Door in different sceneries. SWARM software is providing the solution to get the number of People either entering or leaving your configured area via a Virtual Door in different sceneries.
For this use case, SWARM software is providing you with the counts of people split by direction (IN/OUT). On top, several counts can be made in one camera, e.g.: count each door separately.
How to configure?
How to get the data?
Find detailed information about camera requirements/settings as well as camera positioning in the table below.
Pixels Per Meter is a measurement used to define the amount of potential image detail that a camera offers at a given distance.
> 80 PPM
Using the camera parameters defined below ensures to achieve the minimum required PPM value)
Tip: Use the Axis lens calculator or generic lens calculator.
Camera video resolution
Camera video protocol/codec
USB 3.0/UYVY, YUY2, YVYU
Camera Focal Length
Camera mounting - distance to object center
Camera mounting height
Camera mounting - vertical angle to the object
Note: setting the correct distance to vehicle and camera mounting height should result in the correct vertical angle to the vehicle
Camera mounting - horizontal angle to the object
0° - 360°
> 25 FPS
Wide Dynamic Range
Should be enabled
2,8 mm Focal Length
The configuration of the solution can be managed centrally in SWARM Control Center. Below, you can see how a standard people counting needs to be configured for optimal results.
In order to start your configuration, take care that you have configured your camera and data configuration.
People Full Body (if distance > 5m to Virtual Door)
People Head (if distance < 5m to Virtual Door)
VD (Virtual Door)
For receiving the best accuracy of the Virtual Door, the Virtual Door should be placed approx in the middle of the video frame and not too close to the camera so that people will be detected before their center point is already in the perspective of the Virtual Door.
The direction IN/OUT can not be chosen. If a person is detected outside the VD and disappears inside the VD, it will be direction IN.
You can visualize data via Data Analytics in different widgets. To perform people entry/exit counting, we offer a generic scenario, which offers a bundle of metrics to analyze your raw data.
In our Generic Scenario section, you can find more details about the possible metrics to use for creating your Generic Scenario Dashboards.
As people counting is based on a Virtual Door, you need to choose the Metrics "VD count" or "VD IN/OUT Difference". You have then the different options to choose the data you want for a certain time period as well as choosing the output format (e.g.: bar chart, number, table, ...).
If you need your data for further local analysis, you have the option to export the data of any created widget as csv file for further processing in Excel.
If you would like to integrate the data in your IT environment, you can use the API. In Data Analytics, you will find a description of the Request to use for retrieving the data of each widget.
< 10 km/h (walking speed)
Daytime or well illuminated
Indoor or Outdoor
(when all environmental, hardware, and camera requirements met)
VPX, P101/OP101, P100/OP100
Frames Per Second (FPS)