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11/06/2020

European Privacy Seal for HPD2

EuroPriSe awards its seal to Steinel GmbH for HPD2, a sensor capable of detecting whether people are present in a defined room and counting them.

HPD stands for "Human Presence Detection". HPD2 makes use of image data captured by a camera. It also has integrated temperature and humidity sensors, which means that light, heating and air-conditioning can be controlled in line with demand for the number of people present in a room. Identifying actual room use, HPD2 can also be used for managing meeting rooms or for detecting unused office workstations for flexible desk management as well as for managing an efficient elevator usage.

The integrated image analysis compares camera-based pictures with 150,000 positive and 7 million negative examples of human torsi. The pictures are stored temporarily and deleted after the analysis immediately (storage duration <1 second). Only the anonymous information on the number of people in the respective rooms or zones is available via the defined interfaces of the sensor.

The evaluation was performed by EuroPriSe Legal Expert Jörg Schlißke and and by EuroPriSe Technical Experts Tobias Mielke and Philip Riese. It took place on the basis of the EuroPriSe Criteria Catalogue for IT-products and IT-based services v201701. The evaluators concluded that HPD2 meets all applicable EuroPriSe requirements.

Further information about the certification is available here.

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