As more lots move from gated & controlled to self-directed payment, asset owners are often left to wonder: are parkers always paying for their spots? Is non-compliance an issue? How often, when, and where? For smaller lots, a quick manual check of car dashboards can ensure that drivers are paying but what about multiple lots and larger parking areas? How can lot owners maintain awareness of compliance?
What Would Counting Cars Help?
With parking counting technology such as OpenSpace, every car that enters a lot is accounted for in real time. The benefits of parking counting in improving customer service and increasing revenues are well documented. But parking counting can also help asset owners ensure better payment compliance. By using a simple formula to compare the number of paid tickets to the number of cars detected in the lot, you can get an exact tally of how many cars aren’t paying for their spots.
With the precise counting data garnered by a parking counting system such as OpenSpace, you can get even more granular than that. Comparing data by time of day or week and in different lots or levels, you can pinpoint exactly when and where non-compliance is an issue. That data can help asset owners to use enforcement only exactly when and where it’s needed, creating better compliance without wasting money on unneeded enforcement.
Ultimately, counting cars creates a clear picture of possible payment compliance issues, and helps asset owners create more targeted, efficient enforcement. And at Parking Logix, that includes a remarkably low price tag, unsurpassed simplicity in installation, and incredibly high accuracy. Payment compliance is just a bonus.