Occupant counting systems are devices that can count the number of people in a given space and are used to display the number of people and sometimes to sound an alert when a specified maximum has been reached.
These systems can also be used in workplace management to provide statistics on the number of people that use a space at different periods such as in a given day, month or year. This information can be used to assess the actual use of a space compared to its design capacity.
This could be used, for example, to determine how many workstations (or cubicles) are being used in an office space over a given period. Since creating and operating these spaces can be an expensive undertaking organizations can use counting systems to determine whether they are using the space optimally and where they need to consolidate.