Parking in a hospital setting involves a lot of variables. There are doctors and medical staff who arrive and depart on a set schedule throughout the day and night. Patients come and go at every hour and visitors and others can stop by any time.
How can you help everyone find parking fast? And how complicated does it have to be?
Parking guidance systems that let people know how many spots are available are growing in popularity. Medical centers across the country are using them to help doctors, staff, and patients find parking faster. But most of them require wiring, digging, and lot closures in the process.
Closing busy parking lots is never a simple task. But in a hospital setting, it’s an even more difficult proposition. Diverting cars to different parking areas for days at a time can wreak havoc on the smooth daily functioning of your hospital. But with OpenSpace, there’s a simpler way.
OpenSpace, unlike traditional parking guidance systems, isn’t wired. It’s a wireless, plug-n-play solution that’s ready to use right out of the box. Sensors are installed in speed humps that you place at entry and exit points. Data on parking availability is sent from the sensor right to variable message signs.
The signs show drivers real-time data on how many spots are available. And drivers can make smarter decisions about when to look for parking, and when to simply drive to another lot. The simple, intuitive system can be up and running in just one morning with no need to close your parking lots down!
Wondering if there are any other ways you can share data with drivers headed to your hospital? In addition to customizable signs you can place at the medical center entrance and outside each lot, there are more ways to share parking availability data. Choose if you’d like to share the data right on your hospital website or push data right to parking apps using our API integration. Let drivers see the parking status of each lot before they even head out.
With OpenSpace, parking at your hospital can start to be a whole lot simpler. Ready to learn more? Fill out the form on the right and a parking expert will answer any questions you may have.