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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to upgrade parking garage with APGS

TKH Security Installing Smart Parking System at Children’s Heathcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital

Cheshire, CT – July 11, 2023 – TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) recently began installation of an Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) Arthur M. Blank Hospital.

Children’s is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for 2023-2024 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list.  Four of Children’s specialties ranked in the top 10 and eight of its specialties ranked in the top 20. Additionally, Children’s was ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Georgia for the fourth consecutive year.

Slated to open in fall 2024, Children’s Arthur M. Blank Hospital will be a 446-bed pediatric hospital in Atlanta. The hospital will be a Level 1 Trauma Center and will be affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine.  The 1.5 million-square-foot hospital is located on a 78-acre campus that includes more than 20 acres of greenspace, additional clinical and support spaces, and walking trails for patients, families, and employees.

“Children’s wants to provide exceptional parking experience for its patients and staff. TKH Security has a history of successful large-scale projects and extensive hospital experience, and JE Dunn is proud to work with TKH Security and Children’s to accomplish their goal even in their new parking facilities at Arthur M. Blank Hospital,” said Brian McElroy, JE Dunn Construction Project Manager.

With an automated parking guidance system (APGS), Children’s is able to create an exceptional patient family experience at the moment they park in one of two parking garages serving the hospital. Designed to provide a stress-free and convenient parking experience, the M5 camera-based parking guidance system is tailored to remove obstacles from the parking process for the driver. The system accomplishes this by enabling each parker to make an easy, smooth transition from initial garage entry to an open space — while improving overall traffic flow throughout the campus and surrounding areas by increasing efficiency and ease of access in the parking decks.

Monitoring up to six parking spaces simultaneously, M5 smart sensors in Children’s garages will stream HD video to the central database. Capturing footage 24/7, Facilities Management will be able to perform real-time monitoring of occupancy and activity with interactive dashboards using live data. For Children’s patients, families, visitors, and employees, the sensors will provide occupancy status of the 4,000 parking spaces. The green and red LED lights on the sensors will navigate parkers to available spaces. By reducing time to park by up to 63%, the parking guidance system will also reduce vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.

“Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s new pediatric hospital is the largest healthcare project in the history of the state of Georgia. We are honored to be a part of this revolutionary project and look forward to providing excellent future patient experience to patients, families, and staff utilizing our camera-based technology,” said Thomas Alexander, Regional Sales Executive, Southeast. “We anticipate installation completion at the end of this year.”

Children’s automated parking guidance system (APGS) package also includes:

  • VMS NAV signs placed at the entrance and key decision points within the garages to assist parkers with wayfinding,
  • An API package that provides Facilities Management with a secure connection to a limitless set of third-party parking related solutions,
  • And INX with real time dashboards and business intelligence for Facilities Management to maximize and streamline parking operations.

TKH Security is working through JE Dunn Construction on this project. Dunn is one of two general contractors working on the hospital and campus.

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About TKH Security
TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With more than 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Personal Surveillance, Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible, and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Asset Security, Flexposure, Keyprocessor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.

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