Smart parking is the use of sensors to determine parking occupancy and offer real-time data to drivers to help them find parking faster.
Parking guidance systems gathers data from smart parking sensors to keep track of how many spots are available in a parking lot or facility. They then display dynamic information to drivers on where they can find available parking via signs, apps, or websites.
When you use a parking counting system, also called smart parking, parking guidance, or parking management systems, you enhance the parking experience for drivers and also benefit your bottom line. You reduce the stress of searching by providing real time data on where spots are available. By guiding parkers into your spots, you also maximize your lot usage and increase revenue.
Most parking counting systems involve installing sensors in every parking spot, which involves complicated installation and prohibitive costs. OpenSpace uses sensors only at entry and exit points to provide a parking management system that costs significantly less without compromising on accuracy.
The data gathered by the OpenSpace smart parking system is the most accurate in the industry with reported accuracy of as high as 99.9%!
OpenSpace involves sensors embedded into speed humps that are installed at the entrance and exit of your parking lots. Data from sensors is sent instantly to VMS signs at the entrance of your lot or campus as well as to the OpenSpace Cloud that you can view from anywhere with wifi.
Sensors can also be installed right into the surface of your parking lot.
Data from the OpenSpace sensors can also be integrated with apps so that drivers can access parking availability data from their phones before leaving their destination. It can also be viewed on your website.
Every parking sign can be customized based on your unique needs to display information such as availability on each parking level, information on multiple lots, closest parking lot with availability, or whatever data you’d like drivers to see.
In addition to displaying parking availability data to drivers, you can create detailed reports offering you insight into how and when your parking facility is used. That data can help you make better informed decisions about parking needs, pricing, and demand.
By eliminating the need to wire every parking spot and install sensors in each one, OpenSpace provides an intuitive smart parking experience for a fraction of the cost.
OpenSpace is a wireless, plug-n-play parking solution that is up and running within hours.
While other parking management systems range in maintenance costs from slightly over $1k per year to over $14k per year, OpenSpace requires no maintenance.