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Spike Island buys people counting system

Tuesday June 19 2012

Contemporary art and design centre plans to monitor people flow with technology from SG Systems UK

Contemporary art and design centre plans to monitor people flow with technology from SG Systems UK

 

Spike Island, a leading UK international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, has invested in an infrared people counting system.

 

The SG Systems (Shopguard) system is  monitoring pedestrian flow by counting the number of people visiting the facility. The centre will use the pedestrian flow information on incoming and outgoing traffic patterns to better match staffing resources to demand.

 

Providing visibility on visitor numbers

 

Gemma Wright, operations coordinator for Spike Island, commented said that the people counter that SG Systems installed has enabled the centre to properly monitor the number of visitors to the building in an accurate way.

 

“The beauty of the software that comes with the counter means that you can look at visitor flow retrospectively and gather information between specific time periods for things such as talks, events or exhibition openings,” she added. “This information is paramount when feeding back to our funders and in evaluating the success of events.

 

“We recently had our annual Spike Open event and having the people counter meant we had an accurate record of everyone that came along. It has enabled to see which days were busier than others and measure this against what talks and activities we had on during that period. This information will assist us in planning next year’s event and staffing provision,” Wright added.