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Parking Industry Ramps Up Safety and Security Protocols

Parking lots and ramps may be mostly empty now, but a recent study shows there will be an additional 5 million workers who will choose to drive to work when their workplaces reopen.

After months of working from home during the pandemic, people are eager to get back to the office but many are saying they plan to do so with caution. A recent study commissioned by the National Parking Association and Arrive found that nearly 5 million additional commuters will choose to drive their own vehicles when they are able to return to the workplace. Even more interesting, respondents said personal safety was one of the top reasons for doing so. It appears, at least for the foreseeable future, many people simply won’t be comfortable using public transportation until they’re assured COVID-19 is well under control.

MPS Gate Sentry tower with card reader arm.
MPS Gate Sentry tower with card reader arm.

Because parking areas are particularly vulnerable to crime, the need for strong security at ramps and lots is certain to increase. Mobile surveillance from MPS offers smart, cost-effective solutions for monitoring all types of parking including open lots, underground garages, or high-rise ramps.

For example, the Gate Sentry tower is a no-contact solution allowing personnel to view and communicate with drivers from off-site locations. When equipped with the card reader option, employees can use their card to activate gate controls and enter restricted areas.

Our mounted camera systems from the Power Sentry series can be installed on poles or buildings within minutes making it an excellent choice for wide-open lots. The Power Sentry also has many camera options well-suited for clear image capture in dark ramps or the low-light conditions of underground garages.

The ALPR (Automated License Plate Recognition) Pedestal system is another monitoring option for companies who need to log incoming/outgoing traffic.

For more information about the how MPS mobile surveillance can enhance parking security at your facilities, call 952-324-5645 today.