The benefits of License Plate Recognition (LPR) can be easily achieved and can offer your parking operations significant improvements. Parking customer density has skyrocketed recently, and because of this, the expectations people have has increased significantly. The use of LPR and a connected software is important to keep up with the parking client’s growing demands. Your technology improvements will allow you the ability to support the demands and a customer service-oriented approach.
A variety of LPR systems have been introduced to the parking industry and many enforcement agencies have started to implement. The software and their connected devices will help manage and compare parking data on a real-time basis. They can even identify and notify of any infractions to the respective operators automatically.
The most beneficial technology improvement available for parking patrols is the LPR systems. LPR cameras are flexible in their application and can be mounted in a variety of locations or on vehicles. They have the capacity to continuously capture images of license plates at one point in time 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. The cameras determine parking compliance automatically rather than relying on a visual check by your patrol officers. Some of the major benefits that this solution offers are listed below.
Ability to Make Better Decisions
One significant benefit that an LPR system offers is the comprehensive approach its supports for your entire parking operation. Technology becomes the determinant for all your compliant and illegal parkers. It helps you to make infrastructure investment decisions that are based on efficiency and automated controls. With the availability of a near real-time database and occupancy statistics, your patrol officers can identify occupancy concerns and available lots while guiding incomers to the desired locations.
Increases Parking Enforcement Efficiency & Benefits
By eliminating the need to read parking decals or hangtags, an LPR solution will immediately improve the process of determining compliance thereby benefiting your staff and your clients. Compliance is determined by the LPR cameras and their automatic evaluation of your registered parking database. By comparing all license plates to a database of legitimate parkers, every plate can be automatically assessed as legitimate, illegal, or even blacklisted. These results can support any security or policing requirements.
The data and the software combine to make LPR an interactive multi-purpose tool. Due to the information gathered the system managers now have the options to review extensive reporting details. As a result, you can analyze occupancy data, violations hotspots, time-of-day pressures and quiet zones. These details will help plan future improvements or develop additional revenue opportunity plans. An LPR approach will provide your parking enforcement officers and operators with a user-friendly yet robust platform. Most noteworthy is that your violation process will become significantly more efficient.
Supports Parking Personnel
Businesses, municipalities and government properties can significantly improve their operations with the use of an LPR system. Parking compliance will be improved by easily identifying overburdened parking lots and violations hotspots. Add in the ability to send out patrol officers to enforce based on knowing there are vehicles in violation, instead of randomly patrolling.
An LPR system will make your patrol officers and your parking operations more efficient while allowing the parking patrols to be faster. Your parking operations will enforce the parking rules in a fair and equitable fashion as determined by your LPR solution.