Density Presents Occupancy Monitoring For Coronavirus Protection

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 22, 2020, 08:41am EDT (Info+)

Density presented its cloud-based occupancy sensor to deal with Coronavirus at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show.

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Inside this report:

  • A 30-minute video from Density including IPVM Q&A
  • Background on the company
  • Key Positive factors to consider
  • Key Negative factors to consider

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Comments (3)

The company's main product is a hybrid IR and time of flight sensor to monitor users passing beneath it... The 'image' collected by Density is more like a thermal image than a typical surveillance camera, and details like faces and user clothing are not collected.

yes, but this IR sensor is not actually a thermal sensor, correct?

and if not, how is it different from your typical CMOS imager using IR illumination?

and if so, how does it fail to capture personal details?

and if it doesn't, what is it capturing?

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The 'sensor' is not an image sensor. It uses Time of Flight IR to measure depth, i.e.:

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The 'image' collected by Density is more like a thermal image than a typical surveillance camera, and details like faces and user clothing are not collected.

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Density touts this as a benefit, saying that user identities are kept safe and their system cannot be (mis)used to violate privacy.

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I watched most of the 30 minute presentations (plan to finish them all) and I thought the was the coolest “in need” product currently (let all the fever detection solutions trip over each other). I am in Maine, and we have set limits for people in establishments. They spent quite a bit of time on tailgating, but the big plus for this solution was figuring out how many were in the location. You can configure several to work together (back and front door, bar, dining room, etc) and can also post a display for patrons indicating how many are inside. Right now, we have paid employees outside figuring this out. For about 70 bucks a month per sensor (probably most places need one, employees use another exit/entance), how valuable is this. It will also provide long term statistics about visitor totals, so managers can figure out staffing numbers. Really cool. (of course, there were several ACS manufacturers they said it integratec with for tailgating). It is also quick and easy to setup. Plug into a DHCP enabled POE switch with Internet access, set up a cloud account (or white label through integrator) and away you go.

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