ACCESS CONTROL OPTIONS
Parking Access Control Systems
Access Control may be integrated with parking system revenue generation or can be used only as a parking access control system. Upon entry, a barrier gate arm is in the down position, which requires the Parker to present a valid credential at the Access Control Pedestal or at the Entry BOXX prior to the gate arm opening. For example, a monthly Parker with an RFID proximity would present their access credential to the card reader (usually placing the credential 2 inches to 4 inches from the card reader) for approval. For a card holder with a long range credential, such as a windshield tag or a license plate tag, the tag is automatically read once the tag is within 17 feet of the reader. Once the credential has been approved for the date, time and location, the card transaction data is recorded to EASE, the Parking Management System, then the barrier gate arm opens.
Parking garages with many monthly card/credential holders may have express exit lanes that are available exclusively for these card/credential holders so that those individuals do not need to wait in line with Transient Parkers who must pay for parking, which is typically a more lengthy process than that of Monthly Parkers.
The Access Control Pedestal is a key component of the Parking BOXX full featured ticketing system. This stainless steel pedestal and housing includes a high-contrast customer interface display, proximity reader and card access controllers.
Parking Control Equipment
Parking control equipment allows parking lot and garage owners and managers to restrict access to their lot as well as generate revenue. Parking control systems improve security, restrict vehicle access to specified areas, track who entered these specific areas, when they enter and exit, allow passback restrictions to be set, generate revenue and provide reporting capabilities.
When a gated parking system is utilized, this allows the system to control the entry and exit lanes of the facility or lot. Specific entrances may permit only proximity or long range card holders to enter. Public entrances may incorporate such readers as well as ticket printing or pre-paid entry.
For persons receiving tickets upon entry, parking payments may be made at walk-up Pay Stations or upon exiting the lot. Exit lanes may incorporate Exit Stations with credit/debit card only payments, cash and credit/debit payment or Cashier Stations. Most importantly, barrier gates secure all laneways to ensure that only valid card or credential holders or paid ticket holders are granted permission to leave as well as to prevent unauthorized ingress or egress.
In addition to the above-mentioned lane equipment and payment terminals, Validation and Hotel Guest Check in Terminals may be incorporated to enhance the automated parking control system.