An informed approach to campus management. To ensure compliance and enhance security.
The sprawl of a college/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, proportion of commuters to resident students.
The installation of a camera based Park Assist® smart-sensing system for parking guidance is a cost-effective way to keep campus traffic flowing during peak periods, to manage compliance among multiple user groups – to address the unique needs of event management – and to bolster security beyond the parameters of a traditional surveillance system.
Streamlining the flow of faculty, staff and students.
With next-generation guidance technology.
Advanced wayfinding signage and bright signaling LEDs on our smart-sensor cameras team up to direct faculty, staff, students and visitors to open spaces within their delineated areas across multiple garages and parking areas. For universities with large commuter populations, a Sparx Premium Subscription with 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™ add-on software module – available with a Sparx Premium Subscription utilizing our CX+ API package – our integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology helps returning parkers to locate vehicles upon return. By entering a license plate number into a touchscreen kiosk or smartphone app, parkers can pinpoint the exact location of their vehicle. This Find My Car™ functionality can be used via kiosks, smartphone apps and mobile apps, and be extended to incorporate campus maps for directions to specific buildings.
Keeping a constant eye on parking policies.
Automating the process of issuing citations.
An empowering factor for user group control across multiple parking assets, the business intelligence built into our core Sparx system enables university operations staff to keep an eye on parking patterns and policy compliance. A Sparx Premium Subscription utilizing our Park Alerts™ add-on 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 a key area where undesirable events can take place: in the parking spaces themselves.
With a standard Park Assist installation, smart-sensor cameras are already identifying vehicles and monitoring occupancy in every parking space. This enables the core Sparx system to maintain a complete inventory of parked vehicles for security purposes. Through our Park Surveillance™ add-on software module, our M4 PGS 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.