The majority of timed facilities are large shopping centers with free customer parking limited to a designated maximum stay. In many cases, these lots inadvertently become “park and ride” facilities or overpopulated with staff vehicles, denying valuable parking space to customers.
VIPP has found great success in implementing the LPR technology in this environment in two phases.
In the first pass, the patrol vehicle will take inventory of every vehicle on the site.
Upon return – one to four hours later depending on the designated time limit – the patrol vehicle will again scan each vehicle. The AutoVu system will alert the driver if a vehicle is identified as being present on the lot for each pass. This alert will occur even if the vehicle has been relocated in the same shopping center.