If you’re involved with University parking, you know things can get complicated. Rush hour can happen ten times a day as students rush in and out of classes, off and on campus, and in and out of parking lots.
You may be familiar with smart parking, or parking counting systems, which keep track of cars as they park to help better direct drivers to available spots. Traditionally, these systems involve installing a sensor in each spot. And yes, this can get expensive.
At $300-$500 per parking spot, parking counting systems are a pricy, if worthwhile, endeavor.
True, you get students into class faster and in a better, more productive mood. And some of the largest, most reputable universities install them. But the price to get there is steep.
With the groundbreaking OpenSpace system, it doesn’t have to be.
The OpenSpace parking counting platform, introduced by Parking Logix, and used in universities across the country, turns parking counting on its head. Without compromising on accuracy or visibility, the system offers the same live, up-to-the-minute parking data, at a small fraction of the cost.
The OpenSpace system puts highly sensitive sensors at your lot’s entry and exit points. The sensors can accurately differentiate between vehicle and non-vehicle (bike, pedestrian, etc) movement as well as between passing versus entering vehicles. The data is then conveyed WIRELESSLY to a variable message sign that displays availability to your searching students.
No wiring, no per-spot cost, zero digging. Just one system per level to keep count of your spots and get people into them faster.