survision: LPR Becomes Key in Adding Value to Parking Customer Experience in Luxury Office Buildings
Associated in the past with high-quality materials and devoted service, today, luxury means intelligence. Luxury clients want a smooth and frictionless experience from the very first moment they enter the building, and of course, it starts with the parking!
So, today's landlords have the never-ending challenge of turning their developments into intelligent buildings that provide a luxury experience from the moment tenants access the facility. For an office building, luxury equals efficiency; customers want to spend no time doing boring or unproductive activities; they want their time back, so they have a great appreciation for time-saving methods and easier experiences.
This is the case of 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, a Trophy Class office building located on Washington’s most prestigious thoroughfare. The building contains fourteen levels of above-grade office space, approximately 763,000 rentable square feet, and just over 41,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.
But What About the Parking?
For the 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue crew, the journey had to be complete. The parking experience, with its three levels of underground parking, needed to be the beginning of a modern and powerful experience. A high-class office in a building with slow, clumsy, or polluted parking is a poor combination.
So, how to offer a faster, cleaner, and smarter parking experience? It’s still just parking, what else can be improved? Well, let’s think about it.
Monthly parking service is part of their commercial offer, and an opportunity to rethink everything about it. Monthly parking is a cold service where you already have all the information about who is allowed in, but what about using this information to optimize all parking-related operations?
In a Timely Fashion
When you think about parking, you immediately feel how your whole day rhythm goes down for a while: searching for a badge, slowing the car down, waiting for the barrier to open, and so forth. But, let us dream... What if you could go through the barrier without even slowing down? Is that even possible? Yes, it’s called LPR/ANPR!
For the 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue Challenge, Scheidt & Bachmann chose Survision Nanopak Rugged LPR Cameras to upgrade the parking facility with License Plate Recognition capabilities and benefits such as:
- Automatic gate opening in entrances and exits, decreasing the wait before the barrier by more than 50%.
- Badges are not needed anymore, decreasing the operational costs of managing access cards or stickers (and the pain for the client to pick up his card or lose it)
- Improved Security: Once the license plate is captured and received in real-time by the building security systems, it’s possible to match it with the security force's hot list or other databases, so immediate alerts are issued.
Survision LPR/ANPR technology makes badges and waiting at the gate a thing of the past.
The Accuracy Challenge
When a barrier opens by the decision of an algorithm, precision becomes a significant concern, no one wants false positives gates opening in a top-level office building, nor the complaints coming from false negatives victims either! So it has to be a very good machine if you are planning to entrust it with your parking’s entering and exiting.
Using their AI-Powered LPR algorithm, Survision LPR cameras achieved a more-than-satisfactory 98.34 % accuracy rate (and 99.14% N-1). This is where Survision LPR cameras make a big difference: an excellent confidence level that allows an accurate and secure operation, just what state-of-the-art parking needs.
SURVISION is a global leader in License Plate Reading (LPR). Since 2001, with solutions being deployed in over 30 countries with more than 20,000 sensors thanks to a network of 300 Value Added Integrators. The quality of its R&D team allows SURVISION to work with world-class integrators for a complete set of innovative solutions for Smart-City, Smart-Parking, law enforcement, toll road collection, car-park management, and for local authorities.
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