- People Counting
- Access Control
- Social Distancing
- Queue Management
- One-way Routes
This is where the open platform video management software (VMS) provides an answer. A VMS can easily integrate standalone technologies, applications and devices, such as those used for crowd monitoring, heat mapping, managing automated doors, etc.
From using people counting analytics to verified access control, open VMSs allow for limitless integration and hold a wealth of potential. IP video also helps retailers capture and understand valuable business data such as footfall, people movement, performance benchmarks, as well as product attraction and conversion.
These solutions will become necessary for creating a safe workplace for the workforce to return.
In order to integrate new safety regulations with the legacy framework, it is best to look at a brand-agnostic open platform which can integrate different solutions and devices. Such a flexible platform can also be easily scaled up. For example, few of the most serious concerns today are proximity detection, mask detection and thermal screening as safety regulations which are key factors in mitigating potential risks of disease transmission.
An open video management platform can integrate with video analytics for people counting and crowd management to trigger alerts for fast response or to modify work procedures. Thus, an open platform can provide a scalable solution to address physical distancing.
For example, video technology can help in learning customer behaviour and improve the physical retail experience. Distance detection can be used to obtain information about customer density inside a store. This can be used to ensure customers always move freely in a store without crowds.
Many retailers are looking at introducing online experiences in their brick-and-mortar establishments. The aim is to help customers find relevant information on products; locate segments and items, etc.
Video analytics can help improve operations in activities such as deployment of staff, product display, and monitoring footfall and customer movement around the store. Businesses can therefore easily identify hotspots inside establishments and create the most effective routes for easy movement.
This article was originally published on Technologyforyou.org.