How the latest tech helps increase efficiency and lower costs
Your carpark’s parking guidance system plays a crucial role in the customer experience you offer. Parking is a competitive market, and it’s all too easy for potential customers to drive down the road if your parking experience is too difficult or inefficient.
That’s why, if your system is no longer functioning at its best, it could be time to consider an upgrade.
In this blog we’ll look at the warning signs that it could be time to upgrade your parking guidance system – and what you can do about it.
What are the signs that your parking guidance system needs upgrading?
There are a few obvious warning signs to look out for:
- Faulty unoccupied or occupied bay lights
- Faulty wayfinding signs
- Inaccurate reporting from the system
All of these issues work to erode drivers’ confidence, making them rethink whether to follow the parking guidance system at all. Not the seamless parking experience you wish to offer!
Then there are the unseen signs that you might not be aware of. For example, the latest systems offer you much more than just parking guidance, or simply red and green lights for drivers. Even in the last 2 to 5 years, there have been significant advancements in technology that can give you so much more ROI from your carpark asset.
The latest parking guidance system features
Today’s parking guidance systems are designed with carpark sustainability firmly in mind. They can lower your running costs by ensuring drivers don’t spend longer than they need to finding a park and returning to their vehicle.
Then there’s the issue of vehicle emissions, which will inevitably be higher when drivers have to navigate their own way around your carpark seeing an empty spot. And when traffic is heavy, your underground carpark will need more mechanical ventilation when it’s triggered by your oxygen level reader – further increasing your electricity usage and running costs.
Parcsafe’s LED Park system can be integrated with your new parking guidance system to lower the lighting level in areas where all bays are full. LED Park is a sophisticated technology that can even brighten areas where there are more vacant bays, for greater efficiency and safety for users.
The benefits of upgrading to new Licence Plate Recognition technology
Licence Plate Recognition technology (or LPR) offers many major benefits when used in conjunction with a parking guidance system.
Far from simple cameras at the carpark’s entry and exit, the latest LPR tech uses overhead cameras or sensors in every bay. This offers you a number of benefits when you upgrade from the older technology.
Every bay LPR offers far better reporting, helping you to better understand your carpark’s usage. Licence Plate Recognition technology allows you to monitor your carpark using a real-time camera view, to see any issues and respond to them quickly. It can also be integrated with your carpark management system for the ultimate overview of how your carpark is being used.
You can use LPR to monitor your EV charging bays, to keep tabs on utilisation, look out for vandalism, and identify people who park in a charger bay but don’t charge their vehicle.
The latest LPR tech also features “Find my car” for even greater usability. The system notes where each car is parked and in which sector of your carpark. Then when patrons return to find their vehicle, it’s a simple matter of going to a kiosk and entering their registration plate number. The directory board then guides them back to their car, for a seamless parking experience.
Get more information about upgrading your parking guidance system
If you’d like to know more about upgrading your carpark’s guidance system, call the team today on 1300 987 645 or contact us online.