SKIDATA Frictionless Parking Technology implemented by Sentry Control Systems at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte


SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is proud to announce that Sentry Control Systems has just completed a large scale installation of SKIDATA license plate recognition (LPR) technology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

With the addition of a new package of advanced frictionless parking technologies, parking on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte just got easier and more convenient for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Sentry Control Systems – part of the SKIDATA Group, the leading provider of parking technology, created and installed the groundbreaking technology suite, which includes EMV compliant payment terminals, SKIDATA license plate recognition (LPR) technology, SKIDATA management software, and reservation technology.

This frictionless parking suite provides an extraordinarily convenient parking experience,” said Blair Taylor, vice president of Sentry Control Systems. “With the installation of these technologies, UNC Charlotte becomes one of the first universities in the United States to offer frictionless parking to students, staff, faculty, and visitors.”

The UNC Charlotte frictionless parking suite offers more convenient permitless parking and mobile payment options. Through the system virtual parking permits are linked to license plates, eliminating the need for physical parking permits or placards. Instead of having to visit the university parking office to purchase a permit, visitors, students, faculty, and staff can access the new parking system’s web portal to obtain a virtual permit and manage their accounts online. The technology suite also includes the installation of state-of-the-art SKIDATA access and revenue control equipment to manage 60 entry and exit lanes serving both hourly and permit parkers. Finally, EMV compliant pay-on-foot equipment provides a more secure payment option.

This was an extremely complex project,” said Taylor. “When it comes to parking, UNC Charlotte’s administrators are visionaries and are committed to providing the most convenient and secure parking experience possible. With the installation of this technology package, they have succeeded.”

Technology has transformed parking for both users and those of us who manage campus parking,” said Doug Lape, UNC Charlotte’s PaTS director. “We are excited to have this opportunity to bring the world’s most advanced technology to the UNC Charlotte campus.”


SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. With 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in major airports, municipalities, shopping centers, sports stadiums, ski resorts, trade shows, and amusement parks, we provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. Our access solutions empower our customers to drive their business forward. SKIDATA, Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SKIDATA Group ( which belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

About UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. With fall 2016 enrollment of more than 28,700 students, the University leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives.

About Sentry

Sentry, a subsidiary of SKIDATA, is America’s leading parking technology company, providing innovative hardware and software solutions that improve the parking experience while increasing profitability. By installing, building, and managing parking control systems Sentry can help developers and owners of all types conquer their unique parking challenges. Sentry has over three decades of proven expertise and is backed by SKIDATA—an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Sentry [] offers comprehensive services that set the standard, including extensive training to assure that customers are getting the most from their equipment, ongoing maintenance, and outstanding support.


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