To ensure that you have maximum security with your Advanced Car Parking Management System, there are a number of features that you should consider. Modern technology is continually coming up with new ways to keep your system and property safe. Here are some of the latest.
Automatic Number-Plate Recognition
Automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) is a well-established technology that is able to recognise numbers and characters optically, and so it can ‘read’ vehicle registration plates. It is used by law enforcement agencies but is also very useful for car parking management systems.
ANPR detects and enhances an image of a number plate using image manipulation techniques. Then optical character recognition (OCR) is used to ‘read’ the numbers and figures.
ANPR is used a lot in commercial parking systems and is shaping up to be a very useful piece of technology. Visitor parking management can benefit greatly from its application. To ensure maximum security, you need a provider who will work carefully with you on the design of the application. Then it needs to be installed according to all the industry standards.
You could have a standalone camera for ANPR which will log number plates and allow you to keep a record of who is coming and going. At the other end of the scale is an ANPR server suite driven by complex software, which has many features and multiple cameras. ANPR systems can be integrated with automated gates or with automated barriers.
Parking Management Systems
The most secure car parking management systems have many features and are developed by market leaders in parking technology. CCTV uses security cameras to transmit video to a monitor, and it is increasingly used in car parking management. The best systems use high-definition CCTV cameras and link them to servers so that you can monitor the capacity of your car park. They also allow you to detect car park users who are speeding and can alert you to cars that have overstayed. It can even send you an email if a car is being driven in a manner that would raise suspicion.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Parking Management
Radio frequency identification uses the radio waves section of the electromagnetic spectrum to identify objects. It is connected into a network and can be fixed or portable.
It is used widely in tracking and management systems, especially in fleets. Commercially it is used to track vehicles, assets and cargo. The logistics industry uses it widely for vehicle tracking and in secure car parking management systems for access control.
Fleet operations will benefit from RFID systems because they will allow fast and secure identification to give you the position and real-time information on where vehicles and items are located. What you need is total flexibility and reliability, so the reading range needs to be long and the reading time needs to be quick.
By using automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR), CCTV linked to servers and radio frequency identification (RFID) for tracking your fleet, you can ensure maximum security for your system.