PeopleCount: Crowd Management Technology

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Bosch and Philips, through Globaltronics, launch new social distancing solution for public spaces

  • PeopleCount: A stand-alone crowd management solution that integrates Bosch cameras and intelligent video analytics for single entrance and multiple entrances
  • Going beyond security: Bosch built-in video analytics act as sensors, delivering real time visitor’s queue communication
  • Customized solutions for retail environments, places of interest, and office buildings

Manila, Philippines – In an effort to help businesses adapt to the needs of the “next normal”, Bosch, in partnership with Globaltronics and Philips, today launched PeopleCount, a social distancing solution designed for public and commercial spaces. The latest offering from Bosch and Philips is an all-in-one customizable security system that lets facility manager’s track, control, and manage the influx of people entering the premises, enabling them to operate efficiently while encouraging customers to follow safe distance protocols.

PeopleCount uses the best of both company’s innovations, with Bosch’s intelligent camera solution and Philip’s powerful Android System on Chip (SoC) display that allows real-time monitoring and analyzation of people flow with minimal human intervention. The system can be used for single entrance or multiple entrances simultaneously and displays the data through a simple traffic light system. PeopleCount also keeps customers informed and engaged through both promotional and safety messaging displayed on its system.

“As more businesses reopen, maintaining safe distancing especially in public areas is the utmost concern for any premise owner. PeopleCount is a solution that helps business owners implement safe distancing measures without having to change their current systems,” said Rowena Bonifacio, Country Sales Director of Bosch Building Technologies in the Philippines. “It also gives public-facing spaces such as retailers, food and beverage outlets, house of worships such as mosques, churches, and temples, as well as facilities such as gym and educational spaces to take immediate action when occupancy

thresholds are reached, giving them peace of mind in keeping their staff and patrons safe,” she added.

During the virtual launch, Bonifacio emphasized the increasing relevance of entry and occupancy management solutions for establishments. Security professionals, facility managers, and business operators must look into their infrastructure and opt for a solution that requires minimum investment, is quick and easy to deploy, can be operated remotely, is customer-friendly, and has the ability to record data and statistics.

“Technology plays an important part in ensuring that every individual and surroundings are safe and secure,” said Rea Manalili, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Globaltronics, the local carrier of PeopleCount and Philips displays. “Choosing a simple solution with advanced, integrated features will be instrumental in helping merchants and establishment owners revive their businesses with confidence,” she added.

PeopleCount: How it works?

PeopleCount is customizable and can be used in different types of venues. It functions with three main components: a standalone application as the main control, a camera to track and analyze movements, and a monitor that displays communication for customers. Bosch’s intelligent camera counts the number of people entering and exiting the facility using its video analytics features, while the Philips Android SoC display keeps the customers informed with visual alerts prior to entering a facility.

Users can install single or multiple cameras and monitors across different entries or individual stores. The cameras can process information and able to generate the status of occupancy real-time. This then will be displayed in any browser-enabled display, such as tablet or an android TV, giving users the advantage of controlling access to various points of a building, such as turnstile, sliding door, or an access gate.

When using multiple cameras, the system can also aggregate the counts from different cameras to monitor the occupancy of individual shops, floors, and even areas covered by multiple entries and exits.

When the occupancy has reached its maximum number, the system can alert or trigger the facility’s building access control system to secure the entrance until the occupancy is reduced. The system also delivers real time information to the display for customer queue communications, alerting visitors whether they must wait or if they can enter.

The screen display can be used in three formats. The entire screen can be used to signal individuals to wait or enter. It can also be divided 50/50, where one part is used for entry instructions and the other may include promotional or instructional videos and even special products on discount. The third option is the use of a traffic light display for entry management while having a large area of the monitor to display other content.

For more information on PeopleCount, contact SecuritySystems@ph.bosch.com. For more information on COVID-19 related solutions, please visit the Bosch Building Technologies website.  Get more updates by following Bosch Philippines on Facebook.

Contact persons for press inquiries:

For Bosch Philippines

Joanna Empit

Senior Officer, Corporate Communications (Philippines)

Bosch Philippines

Landline: +63 2 88703888, Mobile: +63 917 119 2081

Email: joannagrace.empit@ph.bosch.com

For Globaltronics, Inc.

Christian Cruz

Marketing Director

Landline: +632 87212878, Mobile +63 961356 9284
Email: ccruz@globaltronics.net

Bosch Building Technology

The Bosch division Building Technologies is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. In selected countries Bosch offers solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency and building automation. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Building Technologies develops and manufactures in its own plants in Europe, Americas and Asia.

Additional information is available online at www.boschbuildingtechnologies.com

About Bosch in the Philippines

Robert Bosch Inc. (Philippines) has diversified businesses in Power Tools, Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive Original Equipment, Security Systems, and Thermotechnology. Additionally, the company’s Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology and Home Appliances businesses are represented through appointed local agents. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.ph  and https://www.facebook.com/BoschPhilippines.

About the Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

About GLOBALTRONICS

GLOBALTRONICS has provided end-to-end full service LED display systems and created digital monuments for various reputable Philippine-based enterprises. Our main thrust is to provide the best digital solutions that will increase our clients’ brand equity. As a leading full service digital display solutions company, exclusive distributor of PHILIPS Professional Display Solutions, and place-based media company, we will continue to introduce groundbreaking technologies to all our valued clients here and overseas with the help of our well-trained and highly-skilled engineers, technicians, and creative artists.

 Partner with us today. Together, let us build your digital monument. 

 For more information, please visit http://www.globaltronics.net, follow our social media accounts at @GlobaltronicsPH, or call (02) 8721-2878.

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