Turn on occupancy detection

You can set the Google Meet camera to track the number of participants in a room throughout the day. Occupancy detection helps you understand if you’re utilizing your rooms efficiently.

Occupancy detection is off by default. When occupancy detection is turned on, use the Room insights dashboard to understand how the Google Meet hardware rooms and devices are used. The dashboard can help you understand how many people are in a meeting room, and how the rooms and devices are being used.

For details see Track Meet hardware room and device usage.

Before you begin

For best results:

  • Use a supported camera
  • Occupancy counting can also be enabled on unsupported cameras. Consult the camera manufacturer’s documentation for specific performance capabilities.
  • Test occupancy detection on any unsupported cameras prior to turning it for all of your cameras.

Enable occupancy counting

On a single device

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardware.
  3. Click the device you want to manage.
  4. In the Device settings section, click the Down arrow "".
  5. Click Edit "".
  6. Turn Occupancy detection On "".
  7. Click Save

On multiple devices

  1.  
    Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardware.
  3. Check the box  for up to 50 devices.
  4. Click More "" and select Occupancy detection.
     

How to view occupancy data

Occupancy detection runs entirely on the device and uses a machine learning model to analyze camera images and estimate the number of people in the room. This feature only reports statistics. No personally identifying information leaves the device. When it's on, the LED indicator on the camera lights up.

View occupancy data in the Room insights dashboard

For details, see View Meet hardware room and device usage.

To download occupancy reports for an individual device

  1. Select a device.
  2. Go to Device Settings.
  3. Under Occupancy Data, click Download report.
    Note: This link appears only if data is available.

The occupancy report contains the following information:

  • device_id—ID used to uniquely identify a device
  • start_timestamp—Start time of occupancy data point (in UTC)
  • end_timestamp—End time of occupancy data point (in UTC)
  • occupancy_count—Most frequent number of observed people who were in the room during the time period
  • occupancy_max_count—The maximum number of people who were in the room during the time period
  • in_meeting—Whether or not the Google Meet device was used to join a meetin
 
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