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By Shaun Vincent 02 May, 2017
Granting access to certain groups of people is a security concern.  Visitors, contractors, delivery drivers, holiday makers and staff need constant access but you need to retain security.  So what do you do?  What do you currently do?

Many sites that experience the above, no doubt have a road barrier in operation, probably using an intercom system that also links to a keypad for a code or a proximity reader for access fobs or access cards.  Lost cards and fobs can prove costly to replace and there is no guarantee that the fob is being used by the authorised person.  How many times does a code need to be changed to keep the site secure?  

Technology is ever advancing and changing, good or bad ill leave that up to you!  However issues surrounding access control are being dealt with very effectively.  Seeing solutions for buildings such as bio-metrics (Iris or fingerprint scanners) really helps to restrict access to those who are authorised.  But what about car parks and vehicular access control?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras have been around for many many years now and are used frequently by the police to detect crime on the roads.  This technology can be utilised for access control also.
ANPR cameras can be used for controlling gates and barriers.  Positioning an ANPR camera at the entrance to your site, the camera will detect approaching vehicles and can grant access depending on the details held on the database.
The database enables you to have categories for people. For example, staff, you will load their registration numbers into the database and the ANPR will grant them access.  You can also grant certain vehicles access at certain times or for certain dates, making it perfect for holiday parks.

If you would like further information on how ANPR access control works, please contact us and we will happily help.
By Shaun Vincent 11 Apr, 2017
Parking spaces in towns, cities and even villages are often scarce and expensive. In central London a parking space has sold for £250k leaving those of us who have private car parks or private parking spaces increasingly tasked with protecting our land.

Having to deal with drivers parking in private spaces is a major headache for people who own pubs, restaurants, shops and other commercial and private property in the UK. With parking spaces dwindling and charges increasing, many drivers risk parking on private property to avoid the penalties that are in place on the public highway. This can cause major problems for those tasked with car park management when spaces set aside for staff and customers are taken. The issue can even affect private residences in busy areas and city centres.

Do you have lost revenue through people parking and not paying?  Are you losing custom through customers not being able to park in your car park due to other people using it as a free space?  What do you currently do to remove these issue?  We understand the need for a parking system that works for the end user as well as the car park owner.

Using a pay on exit system will ensure only those who need to use your car park will use it and will also pay for the space they use.  The driver will approach an entry barrier, will press a button on the entry unit which will dispense a ticket or token.  The barrier will lift and the driver can enter and park.  When the driver has finished shopping or whatever they needed to do they will take their ticket or token to the pay on foot station which will then tell them how much to pay.  Their token or ticket will then be validated.  The driver will then leave the car park using the exit unit, placing their ticket or token into the unit which will then lift the barrier for their exit. 

This system will go a long way to stop the misuse of your car park and protect your revenue which can be lost through non paying drivers and customers who cannot park.   This system also removes the need for a car park management firm enforcing your car park rules reducing your ongoing costs. 

Contact us for more information on how our car park systems can help you remove your car park headaches!

By Shaun Vincent 29 Mar, 2017
So here we are with a brand new blog.  My aim here is to make our products and services available to you! 
Sharing relevant industry news will keep you up to speed with regulations and new products which will help to keep you better informed.  

With this in mind, our blogs should help me reach a new audience, which in turn will help us inform and educate those who are looking for a car park system, barrier or automatic gates.  

Keep your eyes out for fresh content!

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By Shaun Vincent 02 May, 2017
Granting access to certain groups of people is a security concern.  Visitors, contractors, delivery drivers, holiday makers and staff need constant access but you need to retain security.  So what do you do?  What do you currently do?

Many sites that experience the above, no doubt have a road barrier in operation, probably using an intercom system that also links to a keypad for a code or a proximity reader for access fobs or access cards.  Lost cards and fobs can prove costly to replace and there is no guarantee that the fob is being used by the authorised person.  How many times does a code need to be changed to keep the site secure?  

Technology is ever advancing and changing, good or bad ill leave that up to you!  However issues surrounding access control are being dealt with very effectively.  Seeing solutions for buildings such as bio-metrics (Iris or fingerprint scanners) really helps to restrict access to those who are authorised.  But what about car parks and vehicular access control?

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras have been around for many many years now and are used frequently by the police to detect crime on the roads.  This technology can be utilised for access control also.
ANPR cameras can be used for controlling gates and barriers.  Positioning an ANPR camera at the entrance to your site, the camera will detect approaching vehicles and can grant access depending on the details held on the database.
The database enables you to have categories for people. For example, staff, you will load their registration numbers into the database and the ANPR will grant them access.  You can also grant certain vehicles access at certain times or for certain dates, making it perfect for holiday parks.

If you would like further information on how ANPR access control works, please contact us and we will happily help.
By Shaun Vincent 11 Apr, 2017
Parking spaces in towns, cities and even villages are often scarce and expensive. In central London a parking space has sold for £250k leaving those of us who have private car parks or private parking spaces increasingly tasked with protecting our land.

Having to deal with drivers parking in private spaces is a major headache for people who own pubs, restaurants, shops and other commercial and private property in the UK. With parking spaces dwindling and charges increasing, many drivers risk parking on private property to avoid the penalties that are in place on the public highway. This can cause major problems for those tasked with car park management when spaces set aside for staff and customers are taken. The issue can even affect private residences in busy areas and city centres.

Do you have lost revenue through people parking and not paying?  Are you losing custom through customers not being able to park in your car park due to other people using it as a free space?  What do you currently do to remove these issue?  We understand the need for a parking system that works for the end user as well as the car park owner.

Using a pay on exit system will ensure only those who need to use your car park will use it and will also pay for the space they use.  The driver will approach an entry barrier, will press a button on the entry unit which will dispense a ticket or token.  The barrier will lift and the driver can enter and park.  When the driver has finished shopping or whatever they needed to do they will take their ticket or token to the pay on foot station which will then tell them how much to pay.  Their token or ticket will then be validated.  The driver will then leave the car park using the exit unit, placing their ticket or token into the unit which will then lift the barrier for their exit. 

This system will go a long way to stop the misuse of your car park and protect your revenue which can be lost through non paying drivers and customers who cannot park.   This system also removes the need for a car park management firm enforcing your car park rules reducing your ongoing costs. 

Contact us for more information on how our car park systems can help you remove your car park headaches!

By Shaun Vincent 29 Mar, 2017
So here we are with a brand new blog.  My aim here is to make our products and services available to you! 
Sharing relevant industry news will keep you up to speed with regulations and new products which will help to keep you better informed.  

With this in mind, our blogs should help me reach a new audience, which in turn will help us inform and educate those who are looking for a car park system, barrier or automatic gates.  

Keep your eyes out for fresh content!
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