Real estate is a valuable resource, especially in urban centers and busy places like airports and shopping centers. Facility managers need to know how many people are using this valuable asset.
Unfortunately not all drivers follow the rules. They exceed the maximum parking duration, or remain parked for longer than they have paid for. Facility managers need to be able to identify these vehicles.
Manual technique. In the past, facility managers hired parking enforcement officers who patrolled the entire parking area and manually checked each vehicle for overstaying. This was done by verifying parking duration tickets behind the windscreen or by checking number plates.
Real-time alerts. Today more and more facility managers are turning to smart parking solutions that produce real-time alerts when a vehicle overstays. These alerts can be sent directly to facility managers or parking enforcement officers by email, SMS or push notification. Real-time alerts can be sent when parking spots are monitored with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as ground sensors or cameras. Once a parking enforcement officer receives a real-time alert, he or she can head straight to the vehicle’s location without delay.