TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been awarded the parking guidance system (PGS) contract for Arsenal Yards in Watertown, Massachusetts. Arsenal Yards, the joint development of Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies, is a 1 million-square-foot state-of-the-art mixed-use development in the heart of Watertown's East End. With unique dining, boutiques, brand-name retail shops, entertainment, a Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, modern apartments, and three eventual life science buildings, this destination caters to various employees, residents, and visitors. Eager to enhance the parking journey at this new development and provide additional guidance and security, Boylston Properties selected TKH Security to install its M4 system in its second garage at Arsenal Yards, ensuring that all patrons are treated to a world-class parking experience.
As guests arrive at the facility, the camera-based smart-sensor system helps parkers navigate two garages on site. The bright, color-coded LED light rings on the smart-sensors signal which spaces are available and occupied using red and green lights. This makes the parking process easier and more efficient for the end-user, and it helps decrease traffic congestion and reduces the time visitors spend searching for parking.
The M4 system is driven by TKH Security's new software platform, INX™. This cloud-based user interface provides operators with real-time data, dashboards, historical reports, and comparative analyses to improve the facility's parker experience and operational efficiencies. This technology platform also encompasses business intelligence modules, service and support access, and optional applications for enhanced functionality and greater control. Park Finder™ and Park Alerts™, two of the most popular Park Assist software modules, are also available via INX.
The Park Finder extension utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to ensure that guests can quickly pinpoint their vehicle upon returning to the garage. By simply entering their license plate number into the system, visitors can use the Find Your Car™ locator to search the garage's vehicle database and identify the correct license plate number and corresponding vehicle. From there, Park Finder provides detailed directions on how to reach the car.
Additionally, the Park Alerts software module allows operators to set automated rules and alerts that bring important events to their attention. Utilizing time and license plate-based alerts, management can easily track transient parking, as well as unwanted behaviors or policy violations, to help enhance customer safety.
"Arsenal Yards will be a fantastic example of how effective smart building technology is a key driver for improving customer mobility and property efficiency. TKH Security is excited to be a part of this mission to continue enhancing the customer experience through new innovations." Said Robert Wishart, Regional Account Manager, Northeast.
Working with Universal Automation (UA), the installation is scheduled to be ready for use by the summer.
About Park Assist
Park Assist® is the parking industry’s leading camera-focused innovator with the most camera-based parking guidance installations in the world. Our patented 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 a member of TKH Group N.V.
About TKH Security
TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete innovative solutions for Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Personal Surveillance, Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.