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Comparison of Battery-Powered Wireless People Counters

Two models of battery-powered wireless people counters are available from EvolvePlus, with each having advantages for different people counting environments. Each model provides different data transmission methods, whilst both models utilise the same sensor enclosure with horizontal infrared technology. This enables customers to choose the model that best suits their environment.

The Wireless RF (Short Range) People Counter model can transmit count data every few seconds and is ideal for organisations that require self-hosted software or live occupancy displays. This model features indicator lights on the sensors to highlight successful data transmission and low battery.

The Gateway (SNG Hub) for the Wireless RF (Short Range) People Counter model needs located within 20 metres of the people counter sensors and provide connectivity to the network via ethernet. Reporting software for installation on your own PC/server is included, with the option for the EvolvePlus Cloud Dashboard.

The Wireless LoRaWAN (Long Range) People Counter model has a key feature of counting people at both indoor and outdoor entrances that may be located hundreds of metres from the LoRaWAN Gateway, with the data transmitted every 30 minutes for analysis and reporting to the EvolvePlus Cloud Dashboard.

The gateway includes wi-fi, ethernet, and optional 4G network connectivity and is also available with an external long-range antenna. Instead of the EvolvePlus Cloud Dashboard, organisations can also choose to use their own Smart Cities LoRaWAN IoT data platform.

A quick comparison of key features for the battery-powered wireless people counters: 

Feature

Wireless RF
(Short Range)

Wireless LoRaWAN
(Long Range)

Sensor Mounting

Horizontal

Horizontal

Sensor Technology

Infrared

Infrared

Sensor Power Supply

AA Batteries (Alkaline)

AA Batteries (Lithium)

Bi-Directional Counting (In/Out)

Yes

Yes

Maximum Count Distance

6 to 8m

6 to 8m

Sensor Indicator Lights

Count confirmation
Gateway connectivity error
Low battery

Initial gateway connection

Sensor Data Transfer Method

RF (Short Range)

LoRaWAN (Long Range)

Data Transfer Frequency

Every few seconds

Often half hourly

Distance from Gateway

Up to 20m

> 100m

(depending on Gateway)

Gateway Network Connectivity

Ethernet
Optional 3G

Ethernet and Wi-Fi
Optional 4G

Reporting & Analytics

On-Premise
Optional EvolvePlus Cloud

EvolvePlus Cloud
Or Self-Hosted IoT Platform

Some of the facilities where the battery-powered People Counter sensors can be implemented include libraries, galleries, retail stores, parks, footpaths, sporting facilities, public toilets, meeting rooms and office buildings and more.

Cloud Dashboard Wireless Analytics

For further product information, refer to the Wireless People Counters product pages or contact us for more information.

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