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  • library-counters How to Choose the Best Library Door Counter November 30, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth Libraries are essential resources in many communities. They serve as gathering spaces, a place to take classes and learn new skills, and a refuge for students who need a quiet place to study and pursue school projects. Libraries often operate on tight budgets, however, and must find the most efficient ways to deliver the best… Read more
  • gift shop at world trade center How to Use Your Gift Shop as a Tool to Drive Foot Traffic August 15, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth Gift shops. You may consider them as a way to gain a little extra revenue from guests who come to “ooh” and “aah” at the fascinating exhibits in your museum, check books out of your library or to purchase university branded items from you student store but if you think like a retailer when it… Read more
  • large crowd counting How to Count Crowds & Measure Attendance at Events April 15, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth You invested a lot of time and money planning, marketing, and holding your special event. After all is said and done, you may feel good about the outcome—it seemed like a success. Or was it? Your true marker for positive return on investment hinges on reliable large crowd counting to determine the actual number of… Read more
  • Video Based Sensor The Pros and Cons of a Video-Based Sensor March 1, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth Overhead video-based sensors are an excellent way to track your customers entering and moving about your retail stores. This data can help you chart shopping trends or determine your staffing needs based on the busiest times of day. Using video-based sensors can also enhance security and theft prevention. The video-based Eclipse people counter uses advanced… Read more
  • Gazelle 2 thermal imaging people counter 4 Reasons to Choose Thermal Imaging People Counters February 15, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth There are many people counting products available in the retail business market (e.g., door-mounted horizontal infrared beams, overhead video, thermal imaging, etc.), and not every type is right for every application. For malls and larger retail stores, museums, and libraries, the smart choice is a thermal imaging people counter designed to accurately monitor foot traffic… Read more
  • Library books for library program planning guide 2018 Seasonal Library Program Planning Guide January 1, 2018 by Chris Wadsworth As you strategize your library programming schedule for the year use this seasonal library program planning guide to aid your efforts. We’ve compiled a month-by-month list of a few holidays, national days and awareness months for you to consider. Once you use this library program planning guide to get organized and outline a solid schedule,… Read more
  • How Libraries Can Leverage Data and Increase Patronage August 15, 2017 by Chris Wadsworth Libraries have come a long way toward shaking off their image as irrelevant institutions from a bygone era. Today’s libraries should adapt to the evolving needs of their communities by leverage data to improve their services and operations with even greater impact — and attract the visitors who sustain these institutions in the first place.… Read more
  • prevent library budget cuts Can People Counters Prevent Library Budget Cuts? December 15, 2016 by Chris Wadsworth Libraries everywhere are competing for fewer financial resources these days, even as their importance to their communities grows. So what can institutions do to prevent library budget cuts and continue to expand and serve their patrons? Libraries have evolved into more than just a destination for academia and research. They are critical community spaces, serving… Read more
  • How Counting People Can Help with Your Program Funding Proposal September 21, 2016 by Chris Wadsworth Getting your programs funded can seem like an uphill battle. Decision-makers have myriad proposals to review, and making your pitch stand out can be quite the challenge. But did you know that you can leverage people counting technology to benefit your program funding proposal? Learn how to make traffic counters work for you. Highlight Your… Read more
  • Video Surveillance vs. People Counting Software in the Library June 30, 2014 by Chris Wadsworth Libraries have changed a lot since we were kids. Most kids will never experience a “card catalogue” with actual cards filed in little drawers, nor will they seek answers from an encyclopedia for a research project. Today, there are more than 120,000 libraries in the United States and these buildings function as meeting spaces for… Read more