Control Capacity in Public Spaces | Cloud Video Surveillance

September 29, 2021

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You know well, friends, that just a couple of months ago we began to get familiar with this sentence as “new reality”. Well, now that we are trying to return to that world that we left behind at the beginning of 2021, that reality is already here: It is not just the fact that businesses have been reopened and we are starting to see high numbers of people in the spots that have been empty for more than a year, but..

For this to be a successful opening and to give credence to the protocols issued by control bodies to stem the covid-19 contagion, mechanisms such as mandatory use of face masks, social distancing and with capacity control have been put in place which constitutes a big challenge to us, especially in places that host a lot of people such as night clubs and beaches.

For this reason, the digital security industry has devoted itself to transfer the skills of manual counting into its equipment that work in real-time monitoring for preventing the occurrence of health cases. That is why in this article we are going to talk about the most effective way to control the capacity in public spaces: The control of ability depending on the movie.

Mainly, the video-based capacity control technologies are the integrations of the video cameras in a capacity counter system with video analytics capabilities. The sensors, by not only counting the number of people in an area but also identifying the entry and exit of people, make sure that if the limit is reached, the system generates an alarm in real time so that the personnel concerned can adopt the required measures.

Related content: Integration of Video Analytics Systems and PACS (Physical Access Control Systems)

Capacity control systems using video surveillance cameras can go beyond on-site control. It is possible to create a web application in which the conditions of occupation of the site can be published in real time so that future visitors can know in advance if it is a good idea to visit that place at that time. The Mataró city council, in Spain, uses a system like this to report the capacity on its beaches, for example.

At Flussonic we can adapt security solutions from our portfolio to be used in the management of biosafety measures in different environments and we have made available to our clients a wide variety of IP cameras that have the most modern functionalities of video analytics that allow the implementation and development of multiple solutions, including capacity control.