Top 10 Automatic Parking Barriers (2021) - Review Guide

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Looking for the best remote parking barrier for your company or home? You’re in luck! We’ve made the task easier and made a list of the most popular parking barriers on the market.

Check out the barriers’ top features and what’s special about them – find a perfect solution for your parking problem.

What makes a great solution for your parking problem?


A perfect parking barrier solution should be easy to install so you don’t have any additional expenses. That usually means:

  • it can be fully autonomous and work on battery alone for a reasonable amount of time (few months without recharging).
  • it should be made of sturdy, quality materials and in compliance with European standards.
  • you should be able to control the barrier remotely so you don’t have to get out of your car every time you want to park on your spot.
  • it would be nice if it had an auto-close option so you don’t have to think about closing the barrier upon departure.

Some solutions offer management software which is a great feature if you want to control the whole parking lot and have an in-depth analysis of its occupancy and traffic flow.

Before you decide which parking barrier you are going to use, you should also think about who, besides you, will use it. Additional remote control devices (keyfob) are usually charged extra so you may have some unwanted expenses.

FEATURES Ottopark Unipark Came Ducati Domopark Tau Priva Park Edsuk Protector Mophorn
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 403 40 / 517 100 / 225 N/A N/A 210

* - Operating cycles for all the barriers during the period of 2 years when the barrier is being in the Working mode 20s per day.

Note: All information about the features of the automatic barriers on this list can be found on their official websites.

1. Parklio

Parklio

Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier is a smartphone-controlled parking barrier that protects the parking space from unauthorized usage while providing reliable control and efficient parking management. The barrier is connected via Bluetooth and enables the protection and management of the parking lot from a smartphone or computer. Since Parklio is using a free Parklio Connect app instead of a keyfob, it has some unique abilities. One of them is the key sharing feature:

  • Users can send a guest key to a family member, a visiting friend, or a customer if it is company parking.
  • Guest keys can be set up for a limited time period by your choosing.
  • If you are managing the whole parking lot you can optimize occupancy and have real-time information about product state, product position and more via the Parking Management System (optional).

The barrier is equipped with a modern solar panel for sustainable autonomy and there is also the possibility to connect the barrier to the power supply. On top of that, Parklio™ Parking Barrier can be ordered with a double battery pack. Barrier auto-close and obstacle detection options are also great additions to have. For impact protection, it uses a safety pin that breaks in when excessive force is applied and you easily replace it.

BONUS FEATURE: Parklio offers optional customization so you can have the barrier adjusted to your brand color with your name and logo on it.

FEATURES
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 403

2. Ottopark

Ottopark

Source: Ottopark LinkedIn Page

Ottopark automatic barrier protects parking spaces or access to private areas against unauthorized use. Robust and fully secure, Ottopark is an automatic, solar, wireless, and modern parking barrier.

  • It has an optional feature to use GSM/Call instead of keyfob as a remote control device.
  • It contains a solar panel which enables better duration for rechargeable battery (duration of about 80 cycles).
  • The barrier has an auto-close and obstacle detection which are great features to have.

Besides the standard version with solar panel, there are optional versions with double batteries or the one powered by the electrical network. It’s well protected against shocks and vandalism. Also, it is easy to install and has an optional customization option.

FEATURES Ottopark
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 40

Check this Ottopark alternative and enjoy worry-free parking!

3. Unipark Came

Came

Source: www.autogateme.com

Came’s top product is a parking saver intended for residential settings and public spaces. It has two models, small and large. This barrier’s greatest weakness is at the same time its strength - it works on the power grid, not on battery, so you don’t have to worry about recharging or battery malfunction.

It has an obstacle detection system and is controlled via keyfob. This is a simple, not too feature-rich barrier, but it is a sturdy and stable barrier that does the job and keeps your parking safe.

FEATURES Came
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations*

Choose this Unipark Came alternative for your smart parking solution!

4. Ducati

Ducati

Source: www.archiexpo.com

Ducati barrier is a stand-alone and fully autonomous parking barrier that protects your private parking space from unauthorized parking of other vehicles. It also protects your private driveway from unauthorized access.

It is easy to install and no wiring is required. You control it via keyfob. It uses reduced consumption technology - 0,0003A stand-by consumption. This ensures long-life battery autonomy before needing to recharge the battery with the supplied battery charger. So this barrier makes a good choice if you are worried about recharging the battery and you want to be carefree about it.

FEATURES Ducati
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 517

5. Domopark

Domopark

Izvor: www.telcoma-etp.com

Domopark barrier is a sturdy security barrier equipped with a rechargeable battery and solar panel for sustainable autonomy. It is easy to install and remotely controlled using a keyfob that is preprogrammed. Domopark barrier can optionally be powered using the electrical network. It has an obstacle detection option and a spring system that can prevent impact damage.

FEATURES Domopark
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 100

Discover Domopark alternative and send an inquiry!

6. Tau Italia

Tau Italia

Source: www.tauitalia.com

Tau Italia’s Automatic Space Saver is a remote-controlled automatic parking guard for residential, industrial, and public use. It works on an electrical network, not on a battery. That means you can’t install it anywhere but on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about battery autonomy. However, Tau barrier has a backup battery in case of a blackout. It is keyfob-controlled and equipped with an obstacle detection system.

FEATURES Tau
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations*

Enjoy carefree parking with this Tau Italia alternative!

7. Priva Park

Priva Park

Source: www.privapark.com

Easy to install, as it needs no power supply to operate, Priva Park combines convenience, reliability, and solidity. It has a rechargeable battery and it’s equipped with a solar panel for sustainable autonomy. The battery should last for about 6 months before recharging.

Also, the barrier can optionally be connected to the electrical network. It is operated via keyfob. To protect the roll bar and the entire structure in the event of a frontal impact, the barrier uses a gas spring system.

FEATURES Priva Park
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 225

Choose this Priva Park alternative for your worry-free parking experience!

8. Edsuk

Edsuk

Source: www.edsuk.com

Edsuk Barrier can be easily installed in any location, where you need to control parking. It uses a rechargeable battery with a solar panel for sustainable autonomy. Depending on its use, it can last up to 12/18 months. Edusk barrier is operated via keyfob. A blank personalizing plate comes as standard and can optionally be printed with your nameplate, advertisement, or your company name and logo. It is equipped with an obstacle detection system.

FEATURES Edsuk
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* N/A

9. Protector

Protector

Source: www.absperr-schilder-technik.de

Absperr Schilder Technik’s Protector is the most selling parking barrier on the German market. It works on a 6V battery and does not require any electrical installation. When you order the barrier, you also get a remote control device (with a range up to 12m), 2 keys for battery casing, and an installation manual. There are two models available: one with maximum of 500 cycles and one with maximum of 2000 cycles. The barrier comes in one color only: gray-white. A minus point for the Protector barrier is the lack of a vandal-proof mechanism - in other words, if it gets driven over, it will be ruined.

FEATURES Protector
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* N/A

10. Mophorn

Mophorn automatic remote control parking lock is one of many Chinese barriers you can find on Amazon, Alibaba, and similar sites. It is probably the cheapest option you can find. But that has its price. Problem with cheap barriers is their questionable quality and durability, but on the other hand, it’s better than nothing. So if you cannot afford any other parking barrier, this could be your choice. Mophorn barrier is easy to install and uses a keyfob to operate (there are some similar barriers with the mobile app option but be sure to look at reviews before purchasing). The battery can last up to 2 years. The barrier is also easy to close by applying force to it but that activates the sound alarm.

FEATURES Mophorn
Easy Installation
Rechargeable Battery
Solar Panel
Control - Free Mobile App
Control - Keyfob
Control - GSM/Call
Digital Key Sharing
Time Interval Specified Keys
Auto Close
Obstacle Detection System
Electric Power
Material: Steel, Aluminium
Customizable (color, logo,...)
Vandal & Shock Protection
Number of operations* 210

How is battery life cycle calculated?


To calculate a battery life cycle for a specific barrier, two modes need to be considered:

  • WORKING MODE – when the barrier is operating
  • STANDBY MODE – when the barrier is not being operated

In each of these modes, the battery is being drained, with the Working mode being the one where the majority of battery capacity is being drained. So, it is not just enough to say how much energy the barrier is consuming during Working mode but it is also important to specify consumption during Standby mode. Although the Working mode is consuming more energy, the barrier itself in the majority of time will be in Standby mode.

We have calculated operating cycles for all the barriers during the period of 2 years when the barrier is being in the Working mode 20s per day. Some barrier models on the market have different battery packs and we have considered the ones with the highest capacity.

  • Parklio automatic Solar Smart Parking Barrier has a battery capacity of 6700 mAh.
  • Ottopark automatic barriers have a capacity of 3200 mAh.
  • Came parking saver barrier is powered only with a constant power supply.
  • Ducati stand-alone barrier has a battery capacity of 6000 mAh.
  • Domopark keyfob-controlled parking barrier has a battery capacity of 7000 mAh.
  • Tau Italia parking barrier is powered only with constant power supply.
  • Priva Park remote-controlled parking roll has a battery capacity of 7000 mAh.
  • Edsuk parking bay barrier has batteries with unknown capacities.
  • Protector parking barrier has batteries with unknown capacities.
  • Mophorn electronic private parking lock does not come with included batteries and the capacity will depend on the type of battery being chosen by the end-user.

Based on this list, it would be easy to make a wrong assumption thinking that Domopark and Privapark are the barriers with the highest number of operating cycles since they have the biggest battery capacity.

There are 5 parameters that need to be considered when calculating battery life of a barrier:

  • Overall battery capacity
  • Consumption in Working mode
  • Consumption in Standby mode
  • Opening time
  • Closing time

Stating that the barrier can last up to a certain period on one charge is an approximation. In the product documentation, previously stated parameters need to be clearly specified so the user is provided with precise information about product operating cycles. Therefore, make sure you are well and properly informed before purchasing your next automatic parking barrier.