Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for the Muscat Grand Mall located in Muscat, Oman. In partnership with Bahwan IT, a provider of end-to-end IT products and services for the parking industry, Park Assist will be installing its patented M4 camera based smart-sensor PGS.
The system will be used in both new and existing garages – a total of 1800 parking spaces. This smart parking technology upgrade is part of the $130 million Muscat Grand Mall expansion project, that focuses largely on increasing capacity to accommodate up to 20,000 daily visitors, and elevating the customer service experience at the site.
Park Assist’s technology will provide the desired level of parking guidance assistance to all customers visiting Muscat Grand Mall’s 180 outlets and entertainment centers, indicating where their respective spaces are, and allowing for an effortless parking experience during their search for a space in the garage. The M4 smart-sensors with dual cameras will be located above the driving lane to monitor a pair of spaces on each side. This unique vantage point provides the cameras with an unobstructed view of the parked vehicles – while providing parkers with clear sight lines for easy guidance and navigation. Red and green lights incorporated in the ceiling mounted sensors indicate open and occupied spaces. Red connotes occupied, while green indicates an available space.
As part of a larger initiative, Muscat Grand Mall wants to offer not only the most advanced system, but also better wayfinding signage. With Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System, elegant branded signs with real-time parking availability will be displayed at the entrance of the garages, and throughout the facility in order to ensure parking availability is communicated clearly, and drivers are being guided to their parking space every step of the way. Additionally, the customers will be able to enjoy stress-free parking, and even directions back to their car – by using Park Assist’s Find Your Car™ feature via their smart phone app, or parking kiosks located at the mall’s exits.
For better facility control, Park Assist’s License Plate Recognition (LPR) function of its M4 sensors will apply an enforcement feature called Park Alerts™, indicating where the customers and staff are authorized to park, and providing real-time centralized review of such information, notifying the garage operators about the location of each vehicle, including parking violations. The innovative technology platform behind Park Alerts™ is specifically designed to not only provide this kind of data, but also allow for automation of these dynamic parking policies. Park Alerts™ will be directly integrated with Park Vision™ – a feature designed to capture continuous video footage whenever motion is detected in or around a space, providing an additional level of safety and security for the visitors.
“We are delighted and honored to work with Bahwan IT – one of Oman’s most prestigious technology firms on this on this innovative Muscat Grand Mall expansion project where elevating the parker’s experience is highly valued,” said Gary Neff, CEO of Park Assist Worldwide.
About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry leading camera focused innovator with the most camera based parking guidance installations in the world. Our technology helps customers effortlessly find parking spaces in real-time as well as find their cars when they return. Simultaneously, we provide parking operators with tools to improve customer satisfaction, create new revenue opportunities, realize greater operational control, capture parker analytics and expand CCTV capabilities. Park Assist is part of the TKH Group (Euronext: TWEKA), a $1.6 billion publicly traded company headquartered in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.parkassist.com.
About Muscat Grand Mall:
With more than 150 retail stores, one end of Muscat Grand Mall boasts a modern department store and the other – a traditional Arabic souk, with a landscaped oasis in the middle. The family-friendly food court located at the site is near the entertainment arcade offering electronic games, rides and 3 cinemas. The upper level provides a spectacular view of the sea. A supermarket and various service outlets are located on the ground floor, with convenient access to the large parking lots.