PATRON COUNTING ANALYTICS FOR THE LIBRARY INDUSTRY

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Innovative patron counting solutions for libraries interested in making data-driven decisions.

SenSource intelligent people counting sensors relieve library staff of the manual labor of collecting patron traffic statistics.

The fully automated system detects and counts patrons entering the library with precision and sends data to Vea cloud-based reporting system for analysis and sharing.

  • Over 97% accurate
  • Networked data collection
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • Fully automated

WHY LIBRARIES COUNT PATRONS

In the library industry, data is essential for continued success and growth. Most libraries rely on patron traffic data to preserve government funding. Ensuring that accurate and reliable visitor data is being collected from a library patron counter aids libraries in optimizing their staffing. Most libraries have a general idea of the traffic in and out of their facilities, but library people counting products gather definitive data, giving you hard numbers you can use to make strategic decisions. Combining SenSource people counters and people counting software, you can begin to understand patterns, trends and opportunities.

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Case Study

Learn why Stark County District Library chose a SenSource patron counting solution and how they use library traffic statistics.

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Whether you manage a small or large branch library, patron counters and people counting software can make a big difference in your daily operations. It provides you with a base conversion rate, giving you the raw number of people who entered your library daily. Large library facilities can utilize this data to figure out which areas of the library people visited the most each day.

SenSource’s patron counting system includes an annual subscription to Vea Analytics Software, a cloud-based program that analyzes the data collected by your library people counters. Vea allows you to learn more about your library’s visitation trends and traffic patterns so you can make important decisions with more insight and information.

IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR PATRON COUNTING SYSTEM?

Trade in your pen and paper for an intelligent SenSource patron counting system.

With flexible reporting options and incredible accuracy, getting started has never been easier.

READY TO GET STARTED?

To give you the most accurate product recommendation and pricing, we need to learn a little about your library facility or library system and how you will use the data. Here’s the type of information to expect in our first discussion:

1. Number of locations

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2. Number of entrances per location to be monitored

3. Dimensions of each entrance

4. Ceiling height

5. Entrance width

6. Photos of each entrance

Take at least two photos of each entrance. One of the entrance from inside the space facing outward and a second photo showing the ceiling just above the entrance.

7. Installation preference
SenSource to install or Self install

In most cases, the sensor is mounted on the ceiling just inside the entrance to your library. Typically one network cable (cat5e or cat6) is ran from the sensor that is mounted above your entrance back to your network switch. SenSource technical support will remotely calibrate and test your system for functionality and accuracy. 

8. Powering the sensor

The sensor is a PoE device, so it is important to know if you currently have PoE enabled switches or if PoE injectors are needed. 

9. Reporting preferences

SenSource’s Vea reporting software is a cloud-based software with an annual subscription. Pricing is based on quantity of sensors, so you can add as many users to Vea as needed. 

You can access your library’s patron count in real time, make historical comparisons, forecast future daily traffic, and export reports. 

Let’s get started!

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