Dutch-based accounting firm Acar Accountants & Adviseurs has become the first corporate business to install PeopleCount, the Philips Professional Display Solutions (PPDS) intelligent camera and display technology designed exclusively to help businesses keep staff and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acar, situated in the Dutch city of Hengelo, joins some of the world’s leading retailers, restaurants and bars in deploying the new purpose-built solution.
PeopleCount automatically monitors and manages Acar’s office capacity. Visitors entering the company’s three-floor offices are now greeted with a 32in Philips display at the main entrance, which uses a live traffic light system to indicate whether it’s safe to enter based on capacity readings. Information is automatically generated using live data gathered from a ceiling-based smart Bosch IP camera, counting people in and out of the building 24/7. PeopleCount also displays company branding and messaging.
“Investment in technology, particularly in these tough economic times, may not seem a desirable approach for everyone,” said Isa Acar, CEO at Acar Accountants & Adviseurs. “However, with the price of PeopleCount comparable to just one month’s salary of a security guard, this has very much been money well spent. The trust and safety of everyone is paramount.”
Roeland Scholten, sales director Benelux at PPDS and IKAM EMEA, added: “The incredible versatility of PeopleCount continues to grow, now supporting a range of different businesses, helping them to overcome the various challenges caused, primarily, by the pandemic. We were delighted to play such an important role in this installation. The positive feedback speaks for itself.”