Understanding the importance of proof to build solid foundations for future growth, Quercus Technologies has always relied on performing tests to support their arguments. For that reason, Quercus Technologies recently performed a test to check the vehicle detection accuracy of their camera-based system, the Spot Control sensor, in the flagship Dallas Campus of Children's Health. Texas-based NextGen Parking, working in collaboration with Quercus Technologies, installed 990 Spot Control sensors in the premises, monitoring 3,314 spaces on 19 total parking levels across three garages. The extraordinary 99.7% accuracy result can easily compete with ultrasonic sensors.
During the last two decades, many different parking guidance technologies have arisen. The most popular alternatives to camera-based systems are ultrasonics, laser, and other similar systems. Their capability is simple, they can detect if a vehicle is parked in a space or not, and they can only monitor one space at a time. Unlike camera-based guidance systems, they cannot retrieve additional information from the parked cars such as license plates, and so they cannot tell if the detected vehicle is a returning vehicle or a different one. Furthermore, they cannot inform the client of the whereabouts of their vehicle when they need to find it to leave the premises. Despite the benefits some parking operators still dismiss camera-based systems, arguing that alternative technologies are very reliable, their detection accuracy is better than the rest. But Quercus Technologies’ test at Dallas Campus of Children’s Health proves otherwise.
It is well-known that camera-based products are slightly more expensive than ultrasonic sensors at least at first glance. However, performing an ultrasonic installation may be more expensive since sensors must be installed in each space, while camera-based sensors cover multiple spaces. In comparison to ultrasonic or laser systems, Quercus Technologies’ guidance system is a comprehensive solution to every need a parking operator may have. In addition to guiding vehicles to free spaces, it offers control and surveillance in every parking space, thanks to the use of LPR technology and detailed event recording. The Spot Control sensor recognizes the license plate in every space with each unit controlling up to four spaces and offering total control of the vehicle at all times. Meanwhile, video recording is triggered in the case of any event, avoiding not only robberies and assaults but also false claims for damages.
The Spot Control differentiates between different kinds of spaces, for example, for VIPs, people with disabilities, families, etc. Thanks to the powerful software suite, all events can be registered to a license plate, providing a comprehensive vision of everything happening in the parking lot at all times. They provide organized, meaningful parking data, whenever it is requested by the operator, in order to optimize the parking management and marketing campaigns.
In conclusion, Quercus Technologies’ customers get every functionality without sacrificing efficiency. All camera-based system implies numerous benefits that are compatible with an extremely high detection rate and accuracy.
About Quercus Technologies
Quercus Technologies manufactures and markets smart vehicle detection units based on advanced computer vision algorithms, which aim at improving mobility and security in parking facilities.
Quercus products are based on highly technological computer vision algorithms and include All-in-One license plate recognition units, overview cameras, and digital video recorders. We market our LPR units exclusively to system integrators and one of our aims is to help them get the maximum benefit from our products and contribute to the success of their projects. Quercus provides customers with added-value services such as certificate professional training and on-site technical support to help them to get the most out of our leading-edge technology.