SMART PARKING SYSTEM
Autonomous Sensors Creating
A Greater Customer Experience
Smart buildings and workplaces use network-enabled building management systems to operate more autonomously with sensors from across the building managing anything from heating to security. Extending this to parking within or around your building, enhances the overall comfort factor of your property’s occupants by making sure they can find or book a convenient parking space and get into it without any hassle.
If employees or visitors are queuing to get in or out of your car park, or spending 20 minutes circling a full multi-storey at the beginning of the day, they start their day less productive and frustrated. If this becomes a regular issue and they need to start their commute earlier and arrive home later than they would otherwise need to, this could have a detrimental effect to staff retention.
SMART UNOBTRUSIVE TECHNOLOGY
Each car parking area can be treated separately depending on the usage, types of users, types of vehicle and so on. Bay sensors allow you to identify exactly which spaces are free, when they are used and how long for. The sensors tend to be located within the floor structure.
DIRECTING SIGNAGE FOR USERS
Using parking bay sensors, the data from these can (in real-time), record space availability that can be provided to users via variable message signs or as an app as drivers enter the car-park or even at the entrance to each car park level so they can be directed to the nearest available space.
INTEGRATED PARKING BOOKING SYSTEM
To compliment the physical hardware and signage, a cloud based parking booking and reservation system enables users, employees, guests and contractors to pre-book their parking space. The system can be configured for a mixture of non-chargeable and chargeable parking, depending on the criteria set out by the landlord or managing agent. Going one step further payment systems can be integrated to make the whole process seamless and smooth. Pre-booking enables temporary or flexible working personnel to be sure of a parking space before travelling to the office.
Counting cars as they enter and exit the car park or floor enables more general information provided by specialised digital signage saving drivers from circling already full areas on site. This saves time and reduces user frustration. In addition the data collected allows the modelling of usage over time and identify peak
demand – this intelligence can be used to encourage remote working at these times or incentivise alternative forms of transport including car sharing.