Over recent years ANPR cameras have become a familiar sight on car parks across the country. ANPR for those who don’t know stands for Automatic Number Plate Recognition and is used with great success by law enforcement organisations when identifying criminal behaviour. However, ANRP also has many benefits when it comes to parking enforcement. ANPR uses high-resolution cameras allied to sophisticated software, that allows them to read the number plates on all different types of vehicles. So, we thought we would have a look at why many car park management companies or owners now see ANPR cameras as an essential piece of equipment when it comes to parking management.
ANPR Cameras are Cost-Effective
Now surely technology as advanced as this must be really expensive, however, that is not necessarily the case. ANPR cameras are easy to install and once in situ have relatively low operating costs. One of the main benefits of ANPR cameras is that they remove the need for a physical presence on site which not only saves on cost but also tends to be more reliable. You don’t have to worry about finding replacements if someone is unwell, and the cameras are able to monitor your site 24/7 ensuring you do not miss out on any revenue. The advancements in technology mean that ANPR systems are now able to guarantee over 90% accuracy when it comes to reading number plates.
ANPR Cameras Help you Maximise Revenue
Once you have installed ANPR cameras on your car park they will monitor the entry and exit times of every vehicle using your site. This allows you to ensure that all vehicles that park on your site have paid the correct fee. In cases where a customer leaves without paying for his parking, the system will automatically record this and issue the relevant penalty notice. So, when you install ANPR cameras you can be sure of receiving the correct remuneration from customers allowing you to maximise the revenue from your car park.
ANPR Cameras can be Connected to Automated and Online Payment Apps
ANPR cameras have become a key component in the use of parking payment apps. In a society where smartphones are used for everything from surfing the internet to buying a coffee, the ability to pay for your parking with just a couple of taps on your phone is a good selling point. An easy payment option can help make your car park a more attractive proposition for consumers. I mean quite often these days people don’t want to be worrying about having the right change for a machine.
One of the main benefits of ANPR is that it allows you complete control over access to your site. This is a facility that is often used by businesses where permitted numbers will be on an approved list allowing those vehicles easy entry. Whereas vehicles that are not listed will not be permitted entry. This stops unauthorised vehicles parking on your site ensuring it is kept free for staff and visitors who are entitled to be there.
ANPR Cameras can Help your Car operate more Effectively
Checking for parking infringements is not the only way ANPR cameras assist with parking enforcement. As an advanced parking management system, they are worth their weight in gold in busy car parks. ANPR cameras can monitor the use of parking spaces for contraventions like drivers parking carelessly, drivers who misuse disabled or mother and baby spaces or those who speed. By monitoring the use of your parking space and eliminating bad practices you will make it a more convenient and easy to use space for staff and visitors.
There is no doubt that ANPR systems are here to stay and when integrated with parking enforcement software is a very effective tool. If you are looking for ways to are significant benefits associated with ANPR cameras when it comes to parking enforcement.