What is a Parking Control System?

Written by Frogparking


Published on April 1, 2024

A parking control system is sometimes referred to as a Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS). It can also be referred to as an access control system or a parking management system. Whatever the name is – they usually all claim to do the same thing. For instance, they allow parking lot owners, operators & managers to restrict & grant access to their parking lot. Further to this, a parking control system will generate revenue.

There are typically two main components of a parking control system: Revenue Generation & Access Control.

Let’s start with Access Control – this is usually made up of three very important solutions.

A barrier gate is arguably the most important element for a parking control system. The parking barrier gate restricts vehicle access and quickly opens once an authorized vehicle is granted entry/exit to the parking lot.

Parking payment kiosks allow parking lot owners and managers to charge for parking based on time spent (or entry) into a parking area. This type of software pairs beautifully with parking software like FrogValidate or FrogPermit to ensure you are maximizing utilization & managing supply.

Lastly, a license plate recognition camera (LPR). This advanced parking technology essentially snaps a photo of a license plate upon entry to the parking area, and automatically lets the payment kiosk know time spent, rates to be charged etc. The LPR also ‘speaks’ to the parking barrier arm and allows exit from the parking area once payment conditions have been met.

Now let’s go into revenue control.

Revenue control is essentially the parking software that can be implemented to ‘control the settings’ of your parking area.

For example, the FrogHub, produces real-time insights into parking assets. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can instantly change rates for your parking area based off occupancy, utilization, and peak traffic data. It’s sometimes referred to as a dynamic pricing strategy, and you can check out more info on it here.

Further to this, unique parking software like FrogHub stands out in the market for its incredible reporting & data insight capabilities. It allows access a huge range of features, including controlled area management, parking revenue overview, entry and exit restrictions, and direct control over your parking payment terminal kiosk screens. Not to mention a very cool real-time 3D model of your parking asset. We could go on forever, but you get the drift, the functionality is essentially limitless.

Frogparking parking control systems, and in general, any parking management solution we provide is 100% customizable. We will configure the software to meet your current needs & anticipate your future needs. We don’t offer ‘cookie cutter’ solutions – and that sets us apart on the market from any other parking management provider.

Embrace the future of parking with Frogparking – take a leap into the future with us, where possibilities are limitless.

About Frogparking

Frogparking stands as a global leader in comprehensive parking management solutions, 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.

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