Barrier problems

Unavoidable security and revenue implications

Car park management has long been dominated by barrier technology to control the authorised access to limited available space and increase payment compliance.

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Why Yps?

A broken barrier system presents both security and revenue implications.

Barrier access controls are effective at managing the flow of traffic in and out of the car park when they're working, however, these machines are prone to breaking due to their numerous moving parts and are riddled with ongoing repair and maintenance costs.

Barrier systems typically have three key hardware components: the barrier gate, the parking column that requires some sort of interaction (e.g. press a button to dispense a ticket), and the payment machine to pay for the ticket dispensed on arrival.
Each piece of hardware is required to be in full working order for the barrier system to function correctly. Mechanical faults and damage from cars driving into the barrier gate are often frequent occurrences with this access system. Each time it happens, facility managers are faced with the inevitable chaos of traffic issues on-site as well as the difficult decision on how to manage the car park until it is repaired (which can take several weeks).

A broken barrier system presents both security and revenue implications. How a car park manages barrier downtime will impact how much revenue is lost on top of the repair costs incurred.

Managing barrier downtime.

Setting the barrier to the open position as a solution allows any vehicle to enter the car park and results in lost control of payment enforcement. It will mean an immediate increase in occupancy that results in refunds for pre-paid drivers that end up without a space. Setting the barrier to the closed position as a solution allows no vehicles into the car park including authorised persons. Here, car parks lose out on new revenue for the duration it takes to repair the barrier system, as well as face issuing refunds for any vehicles that had already paid.

Facilities can switch to a manual process during this time to keep the car park operating. Manual triggering of the barrier dramatically reduces the efficiency and speed of entering and exiting vehicles, and can have further implications on your core business such as a decline in productivity as staff are required to attend to the barrier throughout the day.

Managing barrier downtime.

Setting the barrier to the open position as a solution allows any vehicle to enter the car park and results in lost control of payment enforcement. It will mean an immediate increase in occupancy that results in refunds for pre-paid drivers that end up without a space. Setting the barrier to the closed position as a solution allows no vehicles into the car park including authorised persons. Here, car parks lose out on new revenue for the duration it takes to repair the barrier system, as well as face issuing refunds for any vehicles that had already paid.

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Facilities can switch to a manual process during this time to keep the car park operating. Manual triggering of the barrier dramatically reduces the efficiency and speed of entering and exiting vehicles, and can have further implications on your core business such as a decline in productivity as staff are required to attend to the barrier throughout the day.

Data is king.

With data now king, Automatic Number Plate Technology (ANPR) systems are fast outpacing static-data-producing barriers as an access solution in modern car parks. ANPR cameras monitor entry and exit lanes and provide an automated, ticketless and frictionless access method for car park users.

With high read accuracy and 24/7 monitoring, ANPR automates car park security, reduces admin and offers the best return on investment through increased charge enforcement.

YourParkingSpace provides an effective and efficient management solution using Intelligent ANPR to deliver 24/7 protection for your car park whilst significantly reducing admin for your team and eliminating any monthly maintenance fees otherwise associated with barrier systems. Our fair and ethical management style and customer-first approach empower clients with unlimited and instant PCN cancellations with ZERO administration fees so that your customers (even the forgetful ones) don’t end up with a negative parking experience at your facility.

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