Video Counter– a people counting device based on a standard video lens. Usually, analysing footfall targets through black and white images as these offer greater levels of contrast. The majority of video based counting systems are subject to changes in ambient light and shadow which can create problems in accuracy or data consistency. People counting systems based on standard CCTV systems are usually a bolt-on to the CCTV package and as such rarely offer accurate counts, especially where the cameras have not been positioned directly above an entrance for this purpose. CCTV cameras are usually positioned to see people’s faces, and are therefore subject to occlusion when tasked with counting. Unlike many video based counting systems, the Brickstream counter overcomes any problems with ambient light and shadow and occlusion by using dual-lenses and sophisticated people counting algorithms to achieve high count accuracy.