How Does Digital Parking Enforcement Work?
Digital Parking Enforcement Solutions are cloud-based interactive platforms that enable property owners and managers to manage their parking spaces efficiently and effectively. Innovative Parking Management Solutions manage your parking efficiently, keep tenants accountable, enforce regulations, increase efficiency, generate revenue, and maximize your parking.
So, what is digital parking enforcement, and how does it work? This blog will tell you everything you need to know about parking and citation enforcement.
Defining Parking Enforcement and Citation Management
Digital parking enforcement, sometimes referred to as digital citation management or mobile parking enforcement, is a technological solution aimed at streamlining parking enforcement and management.
By using cloud-based software and technologies, digital enforcement solutions turn manual, paper-heavy processes into digitally focused approaches for everything from issuing tickets and controlling who parks in reserved spaces to payment management and regulatory compliance.
A citation management system processes parking tickets, collects payments, and works with an access control system to facilitate entry and exit. These software solutions are most commonly used by schools and universities, office buildings, residential properties, and municipalities but are available to all types of parking facilities, regardless of size, location, or type.
How Do These Systems Work?
Using License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology that is connected to a central software platform, parking enforcement can be orchestrated on multiple levels with minimal on-site staff.
The LPR technology is a system of special cameras that, when connected to the enforcement software, can quickly and accurately read license plates, process information, and provide valuable real-time insight to enforcement officers regarding specific vehicles.
After the license plate has been scanned, enforcement officials will be able to see if the vehicle is authorized to access the parking facility, where vehicles are authorized to be parked, see if the vehicle has any unpaid citations, and see if the driver has paid their parking ticket.
Digital parking systems also have monitoring capabilities that show any available parking spaces at any given time. Enforcement systems also cover the issuance of parking tickets, lot numbering, monitoring so that users can navigate with ease, and notification of parking availability to users.
The introduction of enforcement robots allows for the 24-hour, 7-day-a-week patrolling and reading of plates and DNA of vehicles, both on and off-street applications. Automated ticketing will require no paper tickets. For Municipal citations, city councils will need to approve virtual parking tickets similar to Red Light and School Zone tickets that are all processed virtually.
Drivers can pay citations online quickly and easily with an online citation management system. The real-time transfer of data ensures that citations are entered into the system immediately. Violations can be paid right away on any device. As a result, mailing notices will be less necessary (and less expensive). As a result of a convenient payment process, payment compliance usually improves, resulting in higher citation revenue.
This software streamlines parking permit management processes, which reduces inefficiencies, increases productivity, and reduces overhead, resulting in increased profit margins.
Some benefits of digital parking enforcement and citation systems include:
- Improved compliance – This technology enables people to pay for parking citations immediately online. The LPR technology can then accurately determine whether these citations have been paid, and whether drivers are in possession of a permit or have paid for their parking digitally.
- Reporting – Real-time data reports provide up-to-date citation and parking information, helping prevent regulatory and compliance breaches and even identifying repeat offenders. Reporting capabilities also provide insight into the work of individual enforcement officers and the tracking and progress of each individual parking ticket.
- Improved efficiency and productivity by removing manual processes like hand-written tickets and in-person payments
- Better documentation of violations, resulting in fewer appeals and more revenue
- Heat maps and custom reporting can be used to help enforcement officers make better, more strategic decisions.
What To Look For In A Parking Enforcement Solution.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a digital enforcement solution. It is best to look for a configurable system that can meet the unique needs of your parking environment. Flexible, versatile solutions with integration capabilities are the best way to ensure your operational needs are being met.
The system you choose needs to be fast, accurate, and multifaceted in order to ensure efficiency and save you time and money.
LocoMobi World’s enforcement and citation management solutions are aimed at turning your cost center into a revenue stream while keeping parking stalls free for all parking permit holders. WorldStream is an effective and flexible enforcement and ticketing solution with real-time dispatch and photo verification capabilities.
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