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Ten years of research and validation have given as a result Viabox ML1, a pioneer and safe system of control of gauging that gives response to a demand of the industry and the society to know of form accurate the number of people that is found in the inside of an enclosure in time real, certified technology, certified and supported by institutions.

The City of Madrid It was the place chosen by the innovative business group Capacity control to present Viabox ML1, the first officially homologated by the Spanish Metrology Centre people counter system (CEM), After overcoming the demanding requirements of the EU type in Spain carried out by the inspection body examination.

Among other processes, Viabox ML1 has exceeded them parameters of precision required stop know them people that is found in the interior of an enclosure (with an error of less of the 3%); of resistance to changes in temperature (of -10 + 65 ° c), moisture; variations of sound and lighting, as well as guarantees of security data storage.

"This system is a technological milestone not only in Spain, but at the international level, that is a recognition to perseverance and ten years of research and business collaboration that now this approved, legalized and supported by institutions, giving response to a social demand for time", as explained the hostess Anne Igartiburo, who has been involved in the promotion of this technological advancement in order to save lives (Is life)When the permitted capacity is exceeded.

The problem of capacity control has different aspects, among which stands out the related with the security, because of the risk to the integrity of people who may cause exceed the allowed capacity, as unfortunately has been the case in our country with the tragedy of the Madrid Arena, being necessary to do it from a form verifiable in accordance with instruments metrologically reliable.

Design and manufacture Spanish

With patent since October of 2016 and officially approved in December last year, Viabox ML1 located back to Spain as a leader in the field of legal metrology, to develop the first people counter system real-time approved internationally.

This development responds to the ten years of the innovative business group (AEI) Capacity control, formed by distributors enrolled in the registry of metrological Control as Age2, Comunicàlia group, Prosegur and Securitas, manufacturers, repairers and entities of innovation, with the objective of promoting and encouraging technology on control of people; promote cooperation between the public and private sector; promote training activities aimed at users managers of premises with capacity, as well as technological products and services, as well as improve and develop the competitiveness of the sector metrological Spanish.

For Felix Navarro, Chairman of Control gauging and Viabox, "this system is the result of the work of a good team of technicians, installers, distributors, repairers which has worked the Ministry of Industry, It is now available through four distributors enrolled in the CEM: Age2, Comunicàlia, Prosegur and Securitas".

A ' box black ' for control of capacity

The installation of Viabox ML1, which can vary according to the venue and whether to control in building height, is composed of an entrance of registration of access (the label free of Control of capacity, a ticket, events tickets, tag NFC, card, meat or e-ticket on your mobile) and a reader device labels.

The reading of the code of these tags is performed to it assigned to each person for their identification of access to the enclosure, as well as for output (It counts down to the person who leaves him through also the code reading). Added to this is the counter device, that reports real-time capacity control, It communicates with the readers of centrally through the connection points.

The security and protection of data is guaranteed by two years and has valid legal and legal, Since the system is sealed by the Ministry of industry and following that period officially revised "so the information is always guarded" says Navarro.

Nowadays, in Spain there are regions where the capacity control is legislated and others in which there is still no specific legislation. According to the figures of population, the 65% is unprotected legally against the sobre-aforo in local with limitations in your license.

Public administrations to, within its field of competence (shows, party rooms, discos, recreational activities, etc.) they have developed regulations related to the control of capacity in certain local audiences with different purposes are the Ayuntamiento de Madrid (expansion of capacity) and the communities of Andalusia, Aragon, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Valencia and the Basque country. These regulations affect more of 5.000 establishments, about, entertainment and leisure in regulated areas, Although not is legislated its mandatory in the majority of communities and cities Spanish.

Safety and social responsibility

Among the advantages that the use of this type of equipment, for the safety and other aspects related to the guarantees of legal compliance and the proper use of public places include:

  • Know the number of people who are in a public place.
  • Verification of such compliance in a reliable manner until two years after celebrating the event (a tachograph).
  • Verification of the correct use of the equipment by the holders of local or activity that has an authorized capacity
  • Access to information secure and inviolable for the competent authorities.
  • Monitoring remote part of the property or the competent authority.
  • Improvement in the management of the facilities, with information reliable in time real of the people that are found in the local.
  • Complement and integrate with image recording systems, with alerting.
  • Applicable to all premises with capacity, both shows and recreational activities (cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, stadiums, swimming pools, squares of bulls, amusement parks, fairs fixed, party rooms, discos, etc.); local's meeting, I work and use health (museums, Conference and Congress rooms, casinos, hotels,..); common areas in malls, airports, stations, hospitals, residences, etc.;, as well as commercial establishments, social (libraries, teaching centres, medical clinics, offices with presence of public, student residences, etc.).

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By • 25 Jan, 2017
• Section: To fund, Access control, MAIN FOCUS, Detection, Urban Security, Services