TimeTec Smart Parking 12/12: Integrated Parking Guidance System

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Most of the modern city dwellers are experiencing the time-waste searching for parking space. According to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research, people in Kuala Lumpur spend 25 minutes every day searching for a parking spot. It usually happens at bustling malls. It is even more frustrating when a patron circles the entire parking site and finally finds a “prey” to see it being snatched away by a quicker “predator”. To solve the problem, TimeTec encourages car park owners to consider adopting a parking guidance system.

“TimeTec offers two types of Parking Guidance System, the first is Video Parking Guidance System, which deploys License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology; the second is Ultrasonic Parking Guidance System, which uses Ultrasonic wave technology. Both are meant to guide users to park their cars effortlessly; hence effectively reduce the search time for parking, increase the parking utilization rate and mitigate congestion,” explained Teh Hon Seng, CEO of TimeTec Group.   

“Since the Video Parking Guidance System is using LPR, it’s natural to be using LPR as the main parking entry and exit method if a carpark owner chooses this guidance system. On the other hand, for Ultrasonic Parking Guidance System, the carpark owner can choose various parking entry and exit methods including the LPR.”

Both Guidance Systems can work standalone, and they can also fully integrate with the TimeTec Smart Parking Management System to provide better feature extension.

The comparison between the two parking guidance systems:



Video Parking Guidance 

Ultrasonic Parking Guidance 

1

Deploy LPR technology 

Deploy Ultrasonic Wave Technology 

2

With Find My Car feature 

Without Find My Car capability 

3

Cover 1-6 carpark bays

One detector for each carpark bay

4

Up to 7 colours for indicator lights

Two colours for indicator lights 

5

LPR Camera for surveillance 

Not using any camera

6

Use LPR as entry & exit for seamless parking experience 

More entry & exit method options  

7

Investment cost higher

Investment cost lower 


Teh Hon Seng said, “The Video Parking Guidance System has an extra advantage to solve the shared-carpark environment issue to discern the parking income for different business entities. For example, when a shopping mall is sharing the same parking site with a hotel, users can come in from the hotel’s parking entrance but park at the shopping mall’s parking lots and leave via the shopping mall’s exit, and vice versa. As a result, they have difficulty splitting the parking income. But because the Video Parking Guidance System embedded License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, it can identify where a vehicle parks regardless of its entry and exit points. Moreover, with the ownership of parking bays clearly defined in the TimeTec Smart Parking Management System, the parking income is tabulated without any mistake.”

“Furthermore, shopping malls can also integrate their mall apps to the Parking Guidance System to extend the Parking Bay Availability Check and Find My Car features to the user’s smartphones.”  

The benefits of the TimeTec Integrated Video Parking Guidance System are summarized as follow:



The simple System Architecture of the TimeTec Video Parking Guidance System:
 

Please contact Kelvin Lim, Sales Manager, at kelvin.lim@timeteccloud.com or 012-6891180 for product presentation and demonstration appointments. You may also call 03-80709933 general line or write to info@timeteccloud.com for more information.  

This is the 12th and also the final article for TimeTec Smart Parking on Malaysiakini. For the previous article, click this link:
English version: TimeTec Smart Parking 11/12: Cashless, Touchless to Automation
Malay version: TimeTec Smart Parking 11/12: Tanpa Tunai, Tanpa Sentuh ke Automasi
Chinese version: TimeTec智慧停车系统11/12:无现金,无接触到自动化


About TimeTec
TimeTec Group was established in 2000. Over 20 years, the Group had developed three homegrown globally recognized IT brands, FingerTec, TimeTec and iNeighbour, for workforce management, security, smart office, smart residential and smart township solutions unleashing the power of biometrics, cloud & edge computing, IoT and AI technologies. All these solutions connect and change the landscape of work life and home life in a larger ecosystem. Through a vast network, TimeTec Group distributes its biometric hardware products and 16 cloud applications, including IoT devices, to more than 150 countries worldwide. Visit our company websites: TimeTec CloudTimeTec Building, TimeTec Parking.
 
Various renowned clients have subscribed to TimeTec various solutions, including IOI Properties, Putrajaya Holdings, Ibraco, Binastra, Thriven, Hock Seng Lee, QSR Brands, Central Sugars Refinery CSR, Sunway Constructions, Mamee, Yakult, Nano Malaysia Berhad, and many more. The versatility and feasibility of TimeTec products also attract various international customers from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Dubai, Australia, Qatar, South Africa etc.

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