An informed approach to campus parking management to ensure compliance and enhance security

The sprawl of a college or university campus presents a set of unique parking management challenges for facility managers. These challenges can be further complicated by the composition of a campus: i.e. size and distribution, urban or suburban, and proportion of resident students to commuters, all 24/7.

The installation of a camera-based Park Assist smart-sensing solution for parking guidance is a cost-effective method to keep campus traffic flowing during peak periods, manage compliance among multiple user groups — to address the unique needs of event management — and bolster security and safety beyond the parameters of a traditional surveillance system.

Streamlining the flow of students, faculty, and staff with next-generation guidance technology

Advanced wayfinding signage and bright signaling LEDs on our smart-sensor cameras team up to direct students, faculty, staff, and visitors to open spaces within their delineated areas across multiple garages and parking areas. For campuses with large commuter populations, an INX Premium Subscription or our Ops Command+ API package can be used to push real-time parking availability to your website and a wide range of smartphones and tablets.

With the Park Finder software module — available with an INX Standard Subscription — our integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology assist returning parkers with locating vehicles as they prepare to exit the parking facility. By entering at least three numbers or letters from their license plate into a touchscreen kiosk or smartphone app, parkers and staff can pinpoint exact vehicle location vehicle. This Find My Car functionality can be extended to incorporate campus maps for directions to specific buildings.

Keep a constant eye on parking policies by automating the process of issuing citations

The business intelligence built into the core INX system enables campus operations staff to keep an eye on parking patterns and policy compliance across multiple parking assets. An INX Standard Subscription utilizing our Park Alerts software module leverages our LPR technology to fully automate both monitoring and enforcement. Vehicle-specific citations can be issued online, eliminating the labor and equipment cost of present drive-by methods.

Additional surveillance from a unique vantage point

In today’s world, the more eyes you can have on your facility, the better. The fact is, traditional security systems have a hard time getting an unobstructed view of key areas where undesirable events can take place, like in and between parking spaces.

With a standard Park Assist smart parking solution installation, smart-sensor cameras are already identifying vehicles and monitoring occupancy in every parking space. This enables the core INX system to maintain a complete inventory of parked vehicles for security purposes. Through our Park View Surveillance add-on software module, our M5, the core of our advanced parking solution, can also capture streaming surveillance video whenever motion is detected in or around a space or continuously, if desired. This provides an expanded level of security, campus crime deterrence, and additional protection against liability that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.

Key Features for Colleges and Universities

INX | API PackagesPark Finder | Park Surveillance | Park Alerts

Case Studies

The University of Texas at Dallas | Texas, USA

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