Pedestrian Counters for Public Venues and Temporary Installations

Our EPC-MAG1 Electronic Pedestrian Counter and EPC-IRD1 Electronic Pedestrian Counter are perfect for temporary and outdoor installations and various public venues, such as farmer’s markets, trade shows, county fairs and countless other installations.

They are perfect for these types of temporary installations because they are:
• Battery-powered
• Easily installed
• Small size and low weight

What is the difference between the EPC-MAG1 and EPC-IRD1 Pedestrian Counters?

EPC-IRD1 Electronic Pedestrian Counter:

The EPC-IRD1 pedestrian counter uses an infrared beam to sense the motion of people walking through the beam. This is generally the best option for temporary installation or outdoor events because it senses the motion of people.

Since the EPC-IRD1 can be powered via batteries, and it is small size, it is easy to mount the pedestrian counter to areas such as near entrances and openings in fences that may surround the given event. It can also be easily mounted to walkways and staircases for trade shows and other related events. Since they are easy to install, they are also easy to take down when the event is completed.

Optional EPC-IRD1E Infrared Emitter:

The EPC-IRD1 can be used for entrances of approximately three feet wide. However, if you have an wider entrance, then the EPC-IRD1 should be used in conjunction with the EPC-IRD1E.

Also, if you are going to need to use our weather-resistant enclosures, please note that it is best to use the optional EPC-IRD1E, even if the entrance is only three feet wide. This has to do with the fact that when the EPC-IRD1 is used by itself, it is sensing the reflection of the infrared beam back to itself. When the EPC-IRD1E is also being used with the EPC-IRD1, it is sensing the absence of the beam when someone passes through the beam. Therefore, in order to eliminate the chance that the weather-resistant enclosure reflect some of the beam of the EPC-IRD1 pedestrian counter back to itself, causing a “false hit,” we should use the two-piece version.

Weather-Resistant Enclosures:

We offer a weather-resistant enclosure that can house the EPC-IRD1 pedestrian counter and the EPC-IRD1E infrared emitter. The enclosure is made of durable plastic. It has a clear face so that the infrared beam can pass through it. There face of the enclosure is on hinges, so that it can be easily opened without having to remove screws. The face of the enclosure also has a latch where a padlock can be attached, for security.

EPC-MAG1 Electronic Pedestrian Counter:

As we mentioned above, the EPC-IRD1 uses an infrared beam to sense the motion of the people passing through the beam area. The EPC-MAG1 pedestrian counter is different. It uses a magnetic sensor that is usually attached to a door frame, and a magnet attached to the door, which are both included with the EPC-MAG1.

We only recommend the EPC-MAG1 in two scenarios concerning outdoor venues. First, we would recommend it if you have a door that opens and closes each time someone enters. Secondly, if you have a turnstile that the people must pass through, you can mount the magnetic sensor to a fixed position near the turnstile, and then put a magnet on each of the turnstile arms. (You can purchase additional sensors and magnets from us.)


In summary, we typically recommend the EPC-IRD1 (and optional EPC-IRD1E) for most public venues and temporary installations instead of the EPC-MAG1. That is because there is typically no door that opens and closes each time a person enters most public venues.

If you do have a situation where there is a door that opens and closes each time a person or a group enter, or if you have a turnstile that the people must pass through, then the EPC-MAG1 may very well suit your needs.

Please feel free to review the details about the EPC-IRD1 and EPC-MAG1, along with the user’s manuals. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your project more.

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