Retail Sensing

  • Retail AI video solutions

    About Us

    Retail Sensing manufacture the Video Turnstile people counting, passenger counting, vehicle counting and smart city sensing equipment. We provide business intelligence for companies around the world.

    • "Another commercial system is the Video Turnstile, which is a very advanced and accurate tool for counting people."
    • Tomasz Marciniak, Adam Dabrowski, Agata Chmielewska, Maciej Nowakowski in Real-time bi-directional people counting using video blob analysis
    • Accessed from IEEE Xplore, 9 February 2022

    Video Turnstile systems were originally produced by Biodata Ltd, data acquisition and control specialists since 1973. Then, in 2012, Biodata decided to form a new company dedicated to counting people and related specialisms. Biodata's people counting R & D and software teams moved to the new company. Our head office, design and production facilities are in Manchester in the UK. View our environmental policy.

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    We've helped transform and pioneered the way companies around the world receive quality data and make strategic decisions. We believe in developing strong relationships with our network of industry experts and partners so we can bring the right expertise to every situation and provide a tailored solution to all clients. Our combined systems comprise intelligent hardware, software, analytical and reporting interfaces to enhance business performance.

    Smart Retail Sensing

    What can be done to increase the business potential of each person entering a store? How to make efficient use of the huge amount of data available and vast know-how, achieving a 30% rise in sales in just a few months? Contact us

    People Counting Systems

    Retail Sensing systems not only measure footfall and count people, but manage queues, display occupancy, track shoppers around stores, show heat maps of most visited areas, log passenger numbers and provide marketing information. The technology provides the basis for many applications in retail, leisure and other sectors.

    Occupancy Counting

    Our occupancy counting system lets you monitor different areas within the building, as well as the overall occupancy. Live totals are shown on smart phone apps, on LED displays and on secure web browsers. Visual alerts & texts are sent to warn staff when capacity limits are approaching.

    Passenger Counting

    The most accurate passenger counting systems use cameras and ai-trained software to log numbers of people getting on and off at each stop or station. Count only when the doors are open. Bikes, luggage, adults and children can easily be distinguished.

    Vehicle Surveys

    Using cameras and ai software, the vehicle traffic counting system is accurate in all conditions: day and night in rain, sun and snow. You can set the vehicle traffic detectors to count vehicles going straight on or turning. One camera can cover several exits of a junction.

    Outdoor Counting

    Tried and tested in the harshest of weather, outdoor people counting systems are over 98% accurate even in the busiest situations. Stores, shopping centres, venues, stadiums, attractions and even hot air balloons are using our open-air footfall and people counting systems. Counts are sent to the cloud for instant analysis.

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    We are happy to discuss all kinds of projects. Please contact us directly for a prompt reply

    What we have achieved so far



    Years experience in Data Acquisition

    Global Partners



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    Sustainability Award