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How does ParkingDetection work? How does it detect the occupancy of a parking lot?
Can ParkingDetection also use some other types of sensors for detection of occupancy?
The solution only with cameras usually has, however, many advantages, including its highly favourable price in comparison with magnetic sensors, for example.
I want to integrate ParkingDetection into my own software. Would it be possible?
How many parking spots can be monitored with one of your cameras?
In ideal conditions (especially on large parking lots), one ParkingDetection camera can cover up to 400 parking spots. On average, the detection range is between 20-30 spots per one camera. Our system is suitable both for off-street and on-street parking lots. It can also be used at indoor parking lots.
What are the infrastructure requirements of your system?
Thanks to our own development of hardware, the HW requirements are very low. It is only necessary to provide us with power supply and data connectivity, which also has extremely low requirements in case that image data transmission is not required. As far as connectivity options are concerned, ParkingDetection can use LTE/Wi-Fi/Ethernet – optical/mechanical type of connection. Power supply does not even have to be permanent. In case of placing our system on public lightning, we provide a back-up supply system (such as a battery).
What about some special requirements for position of a camera? Are there any?
Is there any time delay in the recorded image? What is the detection rate of this system?
The system uses continuous scanning and data processing, which takes place every second. The time delay depends on speed of data connection and mostly does not take than 3 seconds. ParkingDetection is a system working in real time.
And what about the accuracy of vehicle detection? Does it also work in, lets say, rainy or foggy weather conditions?
Is it possible to use existing cameras and connect ParkingDetection to my existing camera network?
Does ParkingDetection allow reservation of a concrete parking spot?
Is there any way of observing my parking lot online?
What about data safety? How can you prevent leakage of sensitive data or recognition of faces of persons on the recorded image, for example?
Data safety is one of our top priorities. ParkingDetection was, from the very beginning, developed with maximal safety as a goal while keeping the highest customer-orientation variability of our parking solutions as possible. Evaluation of image data can also run locally, so it is it is possible to entirely forbid sending image data outside of the car park. In case of a cloud-based solution, image data are forgotten immediately after evaluation and, therefore do not even have to be stored. Data from our cameras can also be anonymized at the parking lot before they are sent. If you choose to use our hardware, we will ensure that no component of our system is visible on the internet. All data transfers are encrypted with asymmetric encryption algorithms according to the state-of-the-art standards in field of safe data communication.
Does your system allow integration of a payment gateway or a ticket machine?
Of course. ParkingDetection already supports several HW/SW third-party products. You only have to choose which modules have to be made accessible (for example payment gateway module, module for a parking lot gate, reservation module etc.) We are open for integration of new HW/SW components. Do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with specifications and requirements of your project.
Can ParkingDetection also recognize license plates of vehicles?
Yes, the license plate recognition can be easily added to a standard detection of occupancy. We use special ParkingDetection ALPR cameras for this purpose. They are placed at the entrance or an exit of a parking lot. In combination with overseeing ParkingDetection cameras and using advanced tracking algorithms, it is possible to acquire not only the information about that parking spot’s occupancy, but also type and license plate of the vehicle parking there. This system also supports license plates at the level of parking control – you can for example make a list of license plates with permission to enter the parking lot. You can also restrict a concrete parking spot for a particular license plate.
Does it allow navigation for empty parking spots?
It does, and it can be actually done in more ways. The navigation can be ensured with ParkingDetection LED panels or a mobile application for drivers. ParkingDetection LED panels are de facto IoT devices, so they can be installed at any location. You can also send your own text messages to the ParkingDetection LED panel and let it display a message of your choice (for example about a traffic closure, undergoing on-road works etc.). Drivers can be easily navigated to a concrete empty parking spot with a ParkingDetection mobile application for drivers.
Are there any additional functions of the system, such as statistics or other benefits?
What is the total price of the system including its installation and maintenance?
To get a price proposition for your particular project, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the forms of our possible cooperation and using of your system?
How to proceed if I’m interested in using of ParkingDetection on my parking lot?
Is the system reliable and field-tested?
Have a question that has not been answered in this FAQ section? Feel free to contact us at email@example.com to get the information you need.
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