In the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, new norms have emerged, emphasizing safety and reduction of contact. Terms like “contactless” and “quarantine” are now ingrained in our everyday language.

Global entities are adapting to this ‘new normal’ by integrating technology, including the parking industry. Although the initial crisis has passed, we have seen that many people and organizations globally are looking for ways to continue to reduce contact with shared surfaces. 

Specifically, we have seen a huge increase in the demand for better technology to enable this. Consequently, automated parking, and the way we interact with it, has been no different.

We are asked regularly “how can Frogparking help us automate parking and reduce contact”?

Simple. As an illustration, an easy and cost-effective way to adapt is to implement an automated parking mobile application. Ultimately, FrogMobile offers a seamless solution allowing users to pay without handling coins or touching machines.

The most common question we are then asked is “but, how do people who don’t have the app pay?”.

There was an unlikely hero in the fight against coronavirus. Indeed, 2020 was the year in which the humble QR code emerged as an MVP candidate in many places.

The QR code also provides a simple, yet elegant, solution for first-time or non-regular parkers to still pay for their parking. Even if they don’t have an account or your automated parking mobile app yet. 

In simpler terms, for first-time or occasional parkers without the app, QR codes placed strategically in your facility offer a simple payment solution. In essence, users scan the code, enter details on a secure web portal, and pay with their credit card. Thus, streamlining the process.

Subsequently, once payment is cleared, that user is then invited to download your automated parking mobile app. From there, they create an account to save time next time. It’s that easy!

We, in fact, just implemented a new PARCS at a university in California, and the QR code is a champion for both their FrogValidation and FrogKiosk systems.

Sometimes the best solution is the simplest.

Accessibility is a huge focus within the industry at the moment. At Frogparking, we know that we need to develop automated parking solutions that help the industry facilitate this. Meanwhile, we understand that solutions need to cater to all parking users, ensuring a smooth experience for everyone.

About Frogparking

Frogparking stands as a global leader in comprehensive parking management solutions. We are committed to delivering cutting-edge technologies that redefine the future of parking management. With a focus on data analytics, accessibility, safety, and end-user experiences, Frogparking continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the parking industry.