How to Install SensMax SE People Counting Sensors on a Walking Trail

Installing SensMax SE people counting sensors on a walking trail is a great way to monitor pedestrian traffic accurately. These sensors create an infrared barrier that counts visitors as they pass through. In this guide, we will walk you through the installation process step-by-step.

Why Use SensMax SE Sensors?

SensMax SE sensors are perfect for outdoor environments because they are wireless, battery-powered, and capable of storing up to 250 days of hourly data. They are designed to be installed in areas without access to electricity or IT infrastructure, making them ideal for walking trails.

What You Need

  • SensMax SE sensors (2 units)
  • Pillar or post for mounting
  • Drill and mounting screws
  • Level
  • Manual data collector (SensMax SE/DE)

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Step 1: Choose Installation Locations

Select two pillars or posts on either side of the walking trail. Ensure that these locations are directly opposite each other and have a clear line of sight. The optimal passage width is between 1 meter and 5 meters, with a maximum distance of 10 meters.

Step 2: Mount the Sensors

Using a drill and mounting screws, attach the SensMax SE sensors to the chosen pillars. Make sure the sensors are securely fastened at a height of approximately 1.5 meters from the ground. Use a level to ensure the sensors are aligned horizontally.

Step 3: Align the Sensors

Adjust the sensors so they are facing each other directly. This alignment is crucial for the infrared beams to create an effective counting barrier across the walking trail.

Step 4: Power On the Sensors

Insert the batteries into the SensMax SE sensors. These sensors use standard AA batteries and can last up to 2 years. Once the batteries are in place, power on the sensors.

Step 5: Test the Alignment

Walk through the infrared barrier a few times to ensure the sensors are accurately counting each passage. Adjust the alignment if necessary to achieve optimal accuracy.

Step 6: Collect Data

To read the data, use the SensMax SE/DE manual data collector. Aim the data collector at the sensors and press the button to download the stored data. You can then transfer this data to a local PC for analysis using SensMax EasyReport software.

Benefits of SensMax SE Sensors

  • Wireless and battery-powered, making them easy to install in remote areas
  • Extended internal memory capable of storing up to 250 days of hourly data
  • Water and dust protected with an outdoor case
  • High counting accuracy even in varying weather conditions
  • Simple data collection using a manual data collector
  • GDPR compliant with anonymous data collection
How to Install SensMax SE People Counting Sensors on a Walking Trail
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