The Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Car Park Management System for Your Car Park

choosing the right car park management system

Effective car park management will help you turn your land or existing car park into a profitable and viable business. However, implementing the right car park management system for your car park will be pivotal to your success.

Parking is part of our everyday lives. Therefore, it is just accepted as something we have to do, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t aim to make the experience enjoyable and stress-free for those using it. Parking can be frustrating; looking for spaces, figuring out where and what to pay and then finding the exit, all builds tension. And a tense situation will put your customers off.

Implementing a car park management system will enable you to ease these stressful situations, creating a positive experience and loyal customers who will return to your premises.

Britannia Parking has over 25 years of experience providing the best management systems for car parks across the nation. In this guide, we share how you can choose the right management system for your car park.

WHAT ARE CAR PARK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS?

Car park management systems include a variety of services that aim to keep your car park secure and easy to use.

Typical services include:

These services ensure your car park operates efficiently, providing smooth processes for your customers and steady revenue for you.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONSIDER?

As with making any decisions for your business, several considerations need to be made when choosing the right management system for your car park.

USER-FRIENDLY

You don’t want to make life difficult for your customers. If they think parking in your car park is difficult, they won’t return, meaning you could lose money.

So, you want to ensure that whatever system you implement it is user-friendly; helping rather than hindering your customers.

A great example is live tracking of spaces, which will show customers as they approach your car park if there are any spaces before they arrive, saving them time and effort if your car park is full.

AUTOMATED PAYMENT OPTIONS

Part of ensuring a customer-friendly experience is to offer several payment options.

Not everyone shares a preferred payment method; some will want to pay on their phone, others will want to pay by cash, and some will prefer to be able to tap their card.

Offering multiple payment methods will create a positive experience for everyone, building up a good reputation for your car park.

REAL-TIME MONITORING

Real-time monitoring should be a key factor when choosing the right management system for your car park.

We are sure you have experienced the relief when seeing that a car park has spaces as you approach it, so you can enter confident that you will find somewhere to park before heading out to enjoy your day.

Live tracking, or real-time monitoring, will provide this to your customers.

Not only will this keep the parking experience stress-free for customers, but it will also ensure that your car park doesn’t endure traffic jams as people search for a space.

SECURITY FEATURES

Cars are precious cargo and often carry items of significance for people. So, when they leave their car in your car park, they want to know it is safe.

If you install security features, it will likely draw people into your car parks.

CCTV and 24/7 control rooms are great additions to your management systems, so think about how and where you could add these features.

SCALABILITY

A smart business move is always to think about scalability. It is probably something you think about in other areas of your business, so apply the same thought process to your car park management system.

Look for something that you can scale up as your business grows and offer your customers additional options.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO GET THE RIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?

The benefits of implementing the right management system for your car park are tenfold.

FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS

Management systems can be tailored to your needs, offering a flexible combination of systems that provide security and an easy service.

This also means you can adapt your solutions to your ever-changing needs and growing technology.

TAKE PRESSURE OFF YOU

Installing a car park management system will enable you to focus your time and energy on other parts of your business.

You can leave the management of your car park to the system you implement, so the pressure is off you.

REDUCE RUNNING COSTS

Automatic equipment, such as ANPR, will help reduce your running costs, as you won’t need as much manpower to manage the car park.

ENHANCED REPUTATION

Of course, all of these benefits look to help make the use of your car park easier for customers. Positive experiences will help create a trusted car park, build a great reputation and pull in more business.

DISCOVER THE RIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR YOUR CAR PARK

With so many options available, you might want some guidance in making the decision.

Britannia Parking is one of the UK’s leading car park management operators with over 25 years experience which has earned us the reputation for being one of the most respected car park management companies in the country.

Whether you have a small employee car park or a large multi-storey site for the public, we can work with you to produce a car park management system that suits your needs and those of your customers.

Over the years we have partnered with businesses and authorities, so our teams have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the different needs of car parks in a range of sectors. Using this knowledge, we create bespoke tailored solutions so you can be confident in the system implemented.

Get in touch with our expert team today to discuss your car park challenges.