TagMaster’s ANPR integrating to parking systems from APT Skidata has been successfully deployed at the new centre:mk multi-storey ‘smart tech’ car park in Milton Keynes. The car park is packed full of the latest technology, and brings over 1400 new spaces to the city centre shopping area.
Benefits and How we can help
1. Access Control
The TagMaster system comprises HD ANPR cameras housed in tough stainless steel bollards connected to a server running Jet Management Suite integrating to APT Skidata. The system helps to provide cost effective hassle free parking for the ever increasing numbers of visitors to the centre:mk.
2. Improve Efficiency
The car park, which cost centre:mk’s joint owners £30 million to build, features intelligent state of the art technology which is all geared up to deliver hassle free shopping to centre:mk’s visitors.
There are barriers at the car park entrances and exits. The ANPR system passes the number plate to Skidata at the entrance barrier that produces a ticket with your number plate on it. The ANPR (automatic number place recognition) works with an app, to take automatic payment by recognising guest registration plates. Even if you don’t use the app, payment is fast and easy with the Skidata ticket machines, with barriers opening automatically when the plate is read at the exit via ANPR, keeping traffic flowing and improving the visitor experience.
3. Improved Customer Experience
Parking is easy. You don’t have to stop to put a ticket into a machine at the exit, the TagMaster ANPR cameras automatically read your plate as you approach the exit barriers and if you’ve paid the barriers will open quickly, letting you get on with your day. Everyone gets the VIP experience with minimum fuss. The TagMaster ANPR cameras are housed in tough, vandal resistant stainless steel bollards that not only look good but put the high definition ANPR cameras at the ideal height and range for reliably accurate ANPR performance.
4. Contactless Parking
You don’t need to touch a ticket machine. Use the an app and pay by phone for hassle free ticketless parking. No need to worry about buying extra tickets to extend parking, just use the app to buy more time. The complete solution adds up to a safe and secure parking experience without the need for coins or card payments at a machine. Of course, you still have the option to use a machine to pay if you wish, but the choice is up to you.
5. Security & Traffic Data
TagMaster ANPR is one of the key systems monitoring the car park, helping to make the car park safe and secure. The ANPR system can record all vehicle movements in and out of the car park for review by authorised security staff if necessary. If a customer feels that it’s a safe parking environment, they will be more likely to return. The Jet Management Suite application software can also produce graphical reports on traffic volume per lane and average dwell time in the car park. This can give the shopping centre management team valuable statistical information to help measure the success of marketing campaigns and give real comparisons to other retail footfall data.