For my job I work with grass roots community groups and government entities in building a world where it’s easier to get around without a car. Often this takes the form of collecting data for departments like the city’s traffic engineering department or the parks departments. Often we have to count how many people use trails or pedestrian crossings at intersections. We do this because decision makers don’t like changing things without proof that it needs to happen, but they don’t really have a way of collecting non-vehicular counts.
Because of that I’m looking for a way to count people at key locations and I can’t help but wonder if the Wyze Cam and Motion Sensor could help. Buying professional/industrial grade people counters if very expensive and out of financial reach of grass roots groups. If some Wyze products could replace those expensive pieces I might be able to develop best-practices that we can share with other groups, maybe revolutionizing how we do people counts!
Do you think it’s possible to create a people counter using Wyze Cam and Motion Sensor? If so, how would you approach it? My big concern right now is tallying up how many times a motion sensor is triggered… is that possible?