The Best Parking System Benefits For Camping
- Positive parking experience for guests
- Improved parking management
- Increased supervision and control of parking occupancy with advanced solutions
- Real-time information
- Clear navigation
9 Camping Parking Problems and Solutions
- Navigation issues
- Parking allocation
- Cash payment problems
- Parking Abuse from Non-Campers
- Non-Staying Guests
- Multipurpose of RFID cards
- No Real-Time Information
- Existing Supplier Issues
- Dedicated spots for employees
Camping sites typically take up a lot of area, which means they will most likely have several parking lots. It is critical to control traffic flow in order to optimize the time guests spend at the parking lot. Guests are frequently unable to figure out which parking lot to use. In order to prevent parking difficulties, it is possible to establish different parking sector. That way, camps will prevent circling the parking lots searching for a place because visitors will be able to enter only the sector where their parking spot is allocated. Also, without proper navigation, guests in camping resorts have trouble finding exists. In order to improve traffic flow and prevent navigation issues, it is critical to have real-time information as well as parking directions.
The combination of Parklio™ Smart Parking Solutions will make your camping site parking lots fully optimized. Visitors will get digital keys to open parking protection at the entrance and in their camping sector. Smart parking solutions allow parking organization and prevent parking navigation issues.
Quality and guest experience make the very core of hospitality. All camping grounds want to provide the best service possible to their guests, especially glamping campsites. Glamping campsites bring glamour to regular camping, in other words, it is upscale camping. All services, including parking, need to provide some extra value. If you wish to provide your guests with a specific parking space, it is not enough to provide parking security at entry and exit points. Parking barriers should be installed at designated parking spots so that only guests who have reserved that space can use it.
Cash payment problems
For a number of reasons, paying for parking in camps is highly inconvenient and problematic. With a cash-only payment system, guests will need cash, most likely coins to pay for parking service. If they are not informed earlier about paying in cash, guests probably won’t expect it and it will create unnecessary stress. Paying in cash will most likely lead to traffic congestion at parking exits. Foreign visitors will face more challenges since they would need to exchange money to pay for parking. A solution for that would be having a parking system that supports credit cards payments. Also, it should be possible to pay for parking at the front desk.
Forget about cash payment problems with Parklio™ Terminal. Having a parking system that supports paying with credit cards significantly optimizes parking lots and helps reduce clogging on parking exits.
Parking Abuse from Non-Campers
Inadequate parking security is the most common cause of parking issues at camps. Non-visitors parking without permission is a frequent parking issue. Camping sites have a limited number of parking places, which fill up quickly. Even though private camping is clearly marked with a "reserved" sign, non-guests will park there. Unauthorized parking occurs often, especially when camps are located in busy tourist areas. It occurs because no physical barriers or gates to protect the private parking area.
Parklio™ Parking Protection efficiently ends one of the most common parking problems when it comes to camping sites. Installed parking protection will prevent parking abuse from non-guests. What is more, Parklio™ Terminal allows you to implement a charging system and monetize parking facilities.
It is common for camping resorts to have amenities such as restaurants, spa centers, sports courts and gyms. Most likely, those amenities offer their services to everyone, not only to guests staying overnight. Non-staying guests using camps services are still customers and they should be able to use parking facilities. Having a system that differentiates non-staying guests from those who are only abusing private parking spots. The system would allow visitors to use parking without paying a fee. After using the service, they will get a receipt with a QR code that will scan at the exit.
The combination of Parklio™ QR, Parklio™ Gate, and Parklio™ Terminal are will offer your guests a secured parking lot that only they will be able to use. When non-staying guests make some transaction within the camping complex, they will receive a receipt with a QR code to scan it at the exit.
Multipurpose of RFID cards
RFID technology is commonly used in camps to provide safe locking systems. RFID cards allow guests to use the same card to access all camps services. A smart parking system incorporated with the camp system would allow guests to use their room keys to open parking protection. Having a single card to use during the whole stay improves greatly the user experience. Integration of smart parking system also allows better parking management, resulting in effectively managing total bookings and parking reservations. It means a lot, especially during the high season.
Guests will be able to access all camp services and parking lots with only one card. Resort staff will be able to set the time period guest are able to use it. Parklio™ API allows parking integration with the camp reservation system, making parking management easy.
No Real-Time Information
It is difficult to obtain real-time information on parking occupancy if an effective parking system is not implemented. Without real-time data, keeping track of available parking places becomes impossible. When camp staff does not have access to parking occupancy information, they are unable to provide relevant parking instructions to visitors. It is critical to have adequate data in order to provide the best possible service to visitors and to respond swiftly to unexpected situations. Having a technology that delivers real-time information would alleviate parking issues.
Existing Supplier Issues
Large camping sites feature many parking lots and, most likely, various parking protection solutions. With parking items are acquired from multiple providers, there may be difficulties when linking them. Interoperability between products manufactured by various manufacturers is critical for parking optimization. It is critical to have a system that can interface with and utilize all available data. Integration of a smart parking system would also improve overall security. Connecting all parking products would allow having a reliable central point of control. As a result, camp management will be able to remotely control parking items without leaving the office.
Dedicated spots for employees
A successful business relies heavily on its employees. Happy employees always take the best care of their guests, thus it is critical to keep them satisfied. Camp personnel sometimes handle stressful situations during long work shifts so it is critical to avoid issues when it comes to parking. It is difficult to arrive in a work shift to an already congested parking lot and spend extra time circling the lot in search of available space. To avoid similar issues, camp personnel should have dedicated parking spots that only they will be able to use.
Having guaranteed spots reduces stress when looking for open spots. Staff at the camp will use a digital key on their cellphones to open parking products via the Parklio™ Connect App and park in designated areas.
Frequently Asked Questions About Camps Parking Issues
With smart parking protection installed, it is easy to manage parking lots and keep track of parking occupancy. Besides having parking protection, it is necessary that parking lots are regularly serviced. It is important that parking lots are representable, always clean and well equipped. They should give guests a sense of security. Also, keep in mind that parking spaces for people with disabilities should be placed strategically so they can easily navigate around.
In cases when camping sites cannot provide all employees with parking spots, parking spots are allocated according to priority. A few parking spaces are usually reserved for executives and those with company cars. Also, permanently or temporarily disabled people and pregnant women have higher priority than other full-time employers. In situations when camps don’t have enough parking space, management should consider organizing shuttle transport for employees. Also, carpooling and using public transport are reasonable solutions.
Different parking lots require different parking protection. The best way to secure your parking entry and exit points is Parklio Gate or Parklio Chain, covering up to 20m passage width. If you would like to protect individual parking spaces, Parklio Smart Parking Barrier offers innovative features and possibilities, including automation. Besides parking protection, you should also consider integrating smart parking solutions like Parklio Parking Management System enabling reliable control and parking management.