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.

Before you begin

Occupancy detection requires a Google Meet Compute System, a smart camera, and a touchscreen.

For a camera, you can use the Huddly Series One Smart Camera or Smart Camera XL, which come with Google Meet Series One room kits from Lenovo. 

Before your camera can count occupants, connect your peripherals (camera, compute system, and touchscreen).

Enable occupancy counting

  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

You can now download Occupancy reports in the Device settings section.

Additional information in the Occupancy report

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

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 meeting


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