Project: Smart Pedestrian Counter System

Reference: CSU 28/4/70

Last update: 01/08/2003 16:04:33


The objective of the project is to take the core security detector and develop the application specific optics and software algorithms necessary to demonstrate a reliable low cost volume sensitive personnel detector. Although it is believed that is is possible to produce a sensor that will also monitor and count traffic at ranges of up to 100 metres or more, this is seen as a subsequent development outside the scope of this project. The detector will be capable of being used to detect, count and monitor pedestrian traffic flows in all relevant directions and in the majority of conditions.


To develop a reliable low-cost volume sensitive personnel detector capable of detecting, counting and monitoring pedestrian traffic flows in all directions and all conditions. The application specific optics and software algorithms required would be developed and evaluated and demonstration trials were to be performed.


InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd
Towcaster Mill, Towcaster, Morthants, NN12 6AD
01327 357824

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £125,947.00

Actual start date: 01 March 2000

Actual completion date: 04 February 2002


Smart Pedestrian Counter System (Project Report)
Author: Lindsay Galloway, IRISYS Ltd.
December 2001
Source: TRL Ltd, Old Wokingham Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6AU. Ref PR/T/162/01

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary available on the DfT Research Web page. LINK Inland Surface Transport Programme Executive Summaries Brochure

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.