Managing parking spaces is a demanding job, especially paid parking lots that experience a steady stream of daily visitors. The effort involved in manually checking tickets, preventing overuse/misuse of the space, and physically regulating entry and exit of vehicles may not often prove enough or effective, leaving not only the staff but also regular customers frustrated and disappointed.
Opting for a car park management system is likely to prove mutually beneficial for both parking space operators and people who use parking facilities.
Advance Systems Access Control Solutions offers the best of automatic car park systems that can cater to diverse requirements, including yours! Let’s go through few salient features of a car park management system and their benefits as well, but after understanding what the system can do.
Automatic Parking System – Capabilities
An automatic system is capable of tackling the entire gamut of routine tasks that are otherwise done manually at the parking facilities. Right from accepting payments and issuing tickets to those who wish to use your parking space to restricting access to visitors with valid tickets, a payment system has several built-in features/capabilities that can be further customised to suit your requirements.
For instance, the system when set up with the ability to recognise number plates will be able to easily track overstays, and enable you to either vacate the space and/or collect additional fees right from your desk, as entry and exits are controllable using the automatic system!
An automated car park by no means implies the lack of human element. In fact, waiting it out at vast car parks manned by limited staff can prove a tad uncomfortable if visitors are in need of immediate help. Parking systems with built-in support for communication make it possible for customers to communicate with the supervisor or support staff 24×7 at the touch of a button. Provision for voice support not only instils a sense of safety but also improves the comfort feel of the customers.
Effective Space Utilisation
Commercial parking spaces generate revenue, with each marked space having a specific value. Given the revenue potential of every unit of space in the parking lot, it makes business sense to maximise returns by using the space in an optimal manner. Simply means, operators must make sure that traffic stays regulated and (regular) customers are never turned away due to lack of space.
A car park management system keeps track of every vehicle that enters the facility and the exact number of vehicles currently parked in the lot. Operators can use this data to prominently display the number of spare spaces currently available in the parking lot, making a lot easier for people in the queue to move out without wasting time.
Parking system data not only helps operators identify and announce spare spaces in a timely manner, but also largely reduces the wait, inconvenience and sometimes the disappointment of customers who are so sure of finding space at their preferred parking space. The data is particularly useful in managing multi-storeyed parking lots in busy hubs where customers do not mind parking on the higher floors, if only space is guaranteed!
Reportedly, space efficiency tends to improve significantly with an automated parking system in place, cutting down land requirements by nearly 70 percent or rather increasing your lot’s capacity to accommodate more vehicles. If at all there is no scope for expansion, you still have an option to downsize the venture and save up on rentals!
Why Install Car Park Systems?
Parking systems do make a vast difference in the way you run/manage your parking facility. Automating otherwise manual jobs, improving response times and, of course, cutting down time lost in the queue go a long way in ensuring customer satisfaction. Key features such as tracking vehicles in the lot, communication support, limiting or rather eliminating unauthorised access, and announcing spare space availability emphasise the fact that the parking facility is pro-customer. Better business prospects, enhanced efficiency and cost benefits arising from less labour and space requirements are but a few benefits in store for the operator.
Willing to give it a try? Get in touch with us at Advance Systems Access Control Solutions for more options on automatic systems for managing car parks.