In partnership with Australian Parking and Revenue Control (APARC) the City of South Perth has installed Smart Parking's on-street bay sensor technology on a three-month trial period.
The RFID-equipped SmartEye sensor is a device that is surface flush mounted and records when a vehicle arrives and departs from a parking bay. It is a cost effective solution to ensure that motorists find vacant car parking spaces thus reducing traffic congestion, decreasing vehicle emissions, lowering enforcement costs and reducing driver stress. Its ability to provide comprehensive data will enable profitable future town planning for the council. Once a vehicle has overstayed the permitted time limit, a signal is sent from the sensor in the bay to the nearest Council ranger’s smart phone device in real time.
The parking sensors have been installed in parking bays at the following locations:
- Mends St, between Mill Point Rd and South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
- Hobbs Ave, Como
The City decided to proceed with the trial as an improved way to manage parking in these popular areas, with the real-time data provided by the sensors more efficient than the City’s current process.
The sensors will allow the City to have access to parking data to review how many vehicles use particular areas and how long they are parking for. It will also encourage a higher turnover of vehicles and deter people who are parking illegally for extended periods of time.
City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said, “The new parking sensors are a great way to reduce officer time in continually patrolling the streets to mark up and monitor vehicles.”
“With the in-ground sensors, rangers will be able to attend to other issues or incidents while still monitoring illegal parking in the City.”
“We expect they will also be a huge help to local businesses in the community who often experience cars parking illegally, sometimes for the entire day. This causes problems for their customers to find a nearby car space and at times will steer them away.”
Smart Parking CEO Paul Gillespie said, "Our SmartPark solution is now making it easier for councils across Perth to shape future management of limited parking spaces and improve access for users. With successful deployments in the Town of Cottlesloe, Claremont, the City of Vincent, Subiaco and Fremantle we are confident that residents, businesses and visitors to the City will have their driving and parking experience transformed in the months and years ahead.”
About Smart Parking
Formed in 1993, Smart Parking is now one of the largest and fastest-growing car parking management companies in the UK. Smart Parking specialises in some of the most technically innovative solutions available in the market and continually leads the way in the development and application of these technologies, which they market under the 'Smart' systems brand. They develop industry-leading technology and provide their clients with the very best parking management solutions. Whether you have a large, multi-storey car park, a handful of on-street spaces, an event to marshal or are planning a major car park development, they can help find the smartest solution.