Automated Valet encourages valet operations to seek PCI compliance

Achieving PCI compliance is not as difficult as it may seem. Automated Valet earned PCI compliant designation earlier last year and encourages parking operations to consider this important factor when choosing an operating system for their use.
There are valet operations that work on a cash basis only and do not accept credit card payment. It would be easy for these operations to assume that they do not need to be PCI compliant. However, PCI compliance does not only apply to credit card transactions, it also applies to information systems.

Some operations take credit card payments, but do not store credit card account data. These operations still need PCI compliant designations to cover the transmission and use of credit card data for single transactions. All credit card data is vulnerable and should be secure on all levels. PCI compliance is necessary for operations that take credit card payment whether they store that information or not.

PCI compliance protects operators by ensuring the security of customers information to prevent fraud, theft, lawsuits and fines. It also boosts customers confidence in the operation. Many patrons are aware of the meaning of PCI compliance and will be more comfortable parking with an operation that meets this criterion.
Compliance also enhances the operators reputation with credit card companies, banks, owners and the other groups required to do business.

Automated Valet Founder and CEO Ken Gulec says he is proud that the AVPM operating system has earned PCI compliance. It is an achievement that shows we are a quality company with a great product, he says. I hope potential clients out there realize the importance of this designation for the security and success of their operations.

Automated Valet is prepared to install its PCI compliant technology at any valet operation. For more information on PCI compliance, visit or contact Automated Valet. or AVPM, the only valet parking application of its kind. For more information visit
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