How People Counting Aids Facility Management

people countingManaging your facility’s operations shouldn’t be a guessing game. If you’re running your business like a game of chance, you may want to consider the many benefits of implementing people counting systems. The hard data provided by these devices can be the foundation for a myriad of business decisions.

Monitor Supplies

To run your business most effectively, you need the ability to forecast expenses. While you might be able to use sales history to predict future inventory needs, have you considered the cost for stocking other facility supplies? How much will you need to spend on toilet paper, soap and paper towels? It can be a hard number to pull out of the air, but with people counting systems, you’ll know how many people are using your facilities on a daily basis and gain insight on how much you need to budget for supplies to accommodate the demand.

Gauge Security Needs

Theft and vandalism can quickly eat into your bottom line, so having the right amount of security and staff on hand can prevent those unexpected expenses. With people counting systems, you’ll be able to identify how many people are entering and in what areas they are congregating. This data can help you determine the best security-to-patron ratio and place security in the optimal location.

Understand Maintenance Issues

Maintenance is unavoidable in order to provide a safe environment for anyone who enters your facility. The last thing you want to do is interrupt your daily operations for routine maintenance issues, though. People counting systems can help you understand the ebb and flow of the building, so you can conduct maintenance during slow periods, minimizing disruptions.

Understanding the average capacity or building traffic can give you the justification you need for expansion. The hard data can be used to plan funding and space requirements.

Allocate Resources

Placing people counters at the entrances to conference rooms, offices, or rest areas provides a clear view of how your resources are being used. You’ll be able to identify what spaces are being underutilized or areas that are over-flowing with people. This knowledge can help you schedule the use of spaced in the most optimal way possible.

Reduce Energy Consumption

Green initiatives are growing in popularity, but knowing how to start implementing an eco-friendly plan can be difficult. People counting systems can provide data on areas of the facility that are being used infrequently, but are consuming a lot of energy, whether it’s in the form of lighting or heating and cooling costs. Identifying problem areas can give you the information you need to implement an energy-reducing strategy.

People counting systems are a simple yet effective tool in identifying problems in your facility management. Accessing the data that they provide can empower you to make smarter business decisions—whether you’re in retail, university, or library management. To learn more about the benefits of people counters for facility management, download our free eBook.