INDECT USA and Parking Guidance Systems (PGS) jointly announce the latest installation of the UPSOLUT multi-function camera sensor in Garage C at Dallas Love Field Airport, Texas.
The brand-new, seven-story, 5000 space parking garage is the third garage at Dallas Love Field Airport to be fitted with an INDECT parking guidance system bringing the total number of spaces monitored by INDECT to an impressive 13,000.
“There are a number of interesting things about Garage C that make this installation unique,” said Derek Frantz, Head of Business Development at PGS. “Hidden conduit, custom designed bird deflectors and tailored INDECT gantry signs over the roadway. Dallas Love Field has gone above and beyond what was required to give their customers the best possible parking experience.”
According to Frantz, Garage C is the only site in America where all the conduit is completely embedded within the slab. PGS worked closely with the architect and building team during construction to advise where to lay the conduit prior to the pouring of the concrete.
“We suspended the sensors directly from the ceiling with no visible cables or brackets to give the garage an ultra-clean appearance. It looks great!” said Frantz.
Birds can be a source of great annoyance in parking garages. They nest on ledges, sit on pipes and railings and can cause unsightly damage to signage and vehicles. Dallas Love Field Airport was determined to avoid this potential issue by requesting the addition of bird deflectors.
“It was an unusual request but we pride ourselves on being able to tailor our equipment to suit individual needs,” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA.
“A number of designs were considered before we settled on the current version. The airport liked the overall look and felt it would blend well with the aesthetics of the garage without causing too much of a distraction,” said Fowler.
Well known in the parking industry for their quality signage, INDECT has created a massive 75x90 inch full-color matrix sign to stand at the entrance to the new garage. The sign displays real-time counts and rates for each level in different colors.
“It’s definitely one of the biggest matrix signs we’ve installed to date. It’s clear and easy to read from a distance, giving drivers plenty of time to make their decision,” said Frantz.
A common marketing point for parking guidance systems is that the driver’s parking experience should start from the moment they enter the garage. INDECT has taken that one step further with their newly designed gantry signs.
“Searching for the closest garage, hunting for available spaces and trying not to miss your flight can be a stressful experience even for those of us who fly on a regular basis,” said Fowler. “It makes perfect sense to provide drivers with useful parking information prior to them entering the garage.”
The completion of Garage C at Dallas Love Field Airport marks the end of their $208 million airport modernization program. Lower cost airfares, increased number of daily flights and the lifting of the Wright Amendment Restrictions in 2014 have resulted in passenger numbers almost doubling since the airport first began the program in 2009. It is estimated that the total number of passengers traveling annually through Dallas Love Field airport (enplaned and deplaned) could reach 16 million in the next 15 years.
About INDECT USA
INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.
INDECT USA can be found online at www.indectusa.com
About Parking Guidance Systems (PGS)
PGS specializes in providing tailored solutions to a range of parking needs. With more than 30 years’ experience in the parking industry, PGS works directly with their clients to increase utilization, improve safety, maximize efficiency, optimize occupancy, enhance the customer experience, reduce their carbon footprint and boost revenue.
PGS can be found online at www.parkingguidancesystems.com