The Best Parking System Benefit For Shopping Mall
The consumer wants a place that is easy to identify, with little trouble in moving about the parking area, and that is close to the store or store group where he or she is going to shop. Parking in front of the shopping center has a large capacity in general, but how can you make the most of it for all sections included?
- Provide parking for daily and seasonal customers while preserving parking spaces for directors / special clients
- Accelerate flow of vehicles through the automation of parking solutions at the exit
- Increase supervision and control of parking fees with advanced solutions
- Reduction of the human factor in parking and OPEX savings
- Positive experience for different types of shopping mall users
- Increase revenue through additional monetization and optimization of parking spaces
10 Shopping Mall Parking Problems and Solutions
- Charging non-visitors of a shopping mall for parking abuse
- Time-consuming manual ticketing
- Damaged car claims
- No adequate real-time updates
- Parking system failure
- A dedicated spot for delivery vehicles
- Allocation of parking lots for employees
- Clear navigation
- Unauthorized parking in spaces intended for persons with disabilities
- Forgetting the location of a parked vehicle
Charging non-visitors of a shopping mall for parking abuse
Shopping malls have a lot of parking spaces that are taken up by cars and other vehicles. Since some of these spaces are taken up by visitors who aren't even doing the shopping, these businesses lose money. This is especially the issue for the shopping malls in the proximity of the city center (we all know how difficult it can get to find free parking there). So how to put this parking abuse to an end?
You can say goodbye to the casual non-payers of your shopping center parking lot with this combo. In order to receive free parking, guests must make at least one transaction within the retail complex. Receipts from shopping center companies will include a QR code for the Parklio™ Terminal. This way, consumers will be able to scan their receipts at the parking exit.
Time-consuming manual ticketing
Before diving into the world of automated parking lot systems, consider why electronic solutions should be implemented. Manual ticketing systems involve more time and labor, resulting in greater expenses and slower processing. And while it may appear to be an apparent issue to many, the reality is that many malls and business organizations throughout the world have yet to transition away from manual ticketing systems. Paper-based ticketing systems can complicate information administration. In the event of an adverse situation, management should be able to offer information about any car parked in their spot as soon as possible.
The combination of Parklio™ Gate and Parklio™ Terminal is a perfect solution for automatizing entry and exit points in any parking lot or parking garage. It will significantly optimize traffic flow during the working hours of the shopping center - no papers, RFID cards, tickets, or other obsolete methods.
Damaged car claims
Some clients will try to claim that their car was damaged while in the parking lot when, in reality, the car was damaged before entering the lot.
To address such a problem, high-quality surveillance technologies that can give excellent photos of a vehicle's condition at the entrance point are required. Adequate illumination is also necessary to facilitate the installation of surveillance equipment.
Parklio™ ANPR system will accurately read registration plates of any vehicle entering a parking lot or garage. This way you will know the exact data such as the time of entering. Parklio™ Detect will provide you with real-time information on parking space availability and vehicle counting. There is also the option of video-saving, which allows you to revisit a certain time period in the parking lot or garage.
No adequate real-time updates
Without real-time information, it might be difficult to keep track of parking places in shopping mall parking lots. And, if the parking structure has many levels, navigating it may become difficult, leading consumers to waste time looking for a free parking place. The primary difficulty with shopping center parking management is the lack of real-time reports on parking occupancy. Having access to real-time data via Parklio™ PMS would help with parking management, whereas the problem of overall traffic congestion within the car park and better traffic flow would be solved with Parklio™ Detect. Customers, on the other hand, would have Parklio™ Display at their disposal to tell them the current state of occupancy.
Parking system failure
The failure of any access control system is one of a parking lot manager's greatest nightmares. Since malls are frequently open for extended periods of time and on most days of the week, parking lots will be occupied the majority of the time. If an entry management system fails in any manner, there may be delays that irritate consumers. And on top of that, shopping mall owners face a potential loss of revenue.
Parklio™ Gate (Solar) model with solar panels and rechargeable batteries is a great solution for those who have problems with the installation of a constant power supply. Besides being more eco-friendly, there’s no fear of power failure since there’s a backup battery pack which will keep the Gate working. All Parklio products are equipped with backup power supply followed by robust and scalable software.
A dedicated spot for delivery vehicles
Delivery vehicles often have problems with parking, especially when they need to park in the proximity of the shopping mall entrance (or any specific mall store in that sense) to quickly unload the goods. This issue causes unnecessary waiting time, both for delivery drivers and store staff that need to pick up the delivery. A dedicated parking spot for delivery companies would solve the issue and significantly reduce traffic jams, circling of delivery vans, and most importantly, stressful situations.
Delivery drivers will be allowed to lower the barrier and park in the protected parking places since they will have a digital key on their mobile devices. The user will be directed to the smart parking barrier's exact position. With Gateway and PMS, it is possible to raise and lower barriers from the office or the information desk, whereas ANPR system will automatically lower the parking barrier on the basis of read license plate.
Allocation of parking lots for employees
Other than customers, shopping mall owners should also think of employee satisfaction. It can be frustrating to search for a free parking space when you are in a hurry for the work shift. Secured and reserved parking spaces present the added value for everyone who uses the shopping mall on a daily basis and provide parking monetization. In addition to that, the secured parking spaces can raise the value of the offices and other spaces in shopping malls that are being rented for business purposes. Each product, including the barrier, can be personalized in the color and logo of the shopping mall.
Brand your shopping mall to a new level! With personalized parking barriers, businesses can have special parking spots dedicated to their employees. This way employees will be less stressed about parking search. There’s also a possibility of automatization via RFID cards for employees.
One of the most common issues drivers face in shopping mall garages is clear navigation. Let’s say your customers are looking for a specific entrance to do a quick shopping in a store they need - but they just can’t seem to find it? Or even worse, they try to find it but then make a turn and end up driving in the wrong direction. Pretty frustrating, but it can be solved!
Parklio™ Detect is a software that keeps track of parking occupancy in real-time using AI detection cameras. In combination with Parklio™ Display, these real-time updates will be shown to the visitors at the parking lot entrance. This way, traffic will be distributed evenly, maximizing shopping mall occupancy.
Unauthorized parking in spaces intended for persons with disabilities
It is illegal to park in a parking spot for persons with disabilities unless you have a valid driver’s permit. It is also illegal to leave your vehicle in a spot reserved for persons with disabilities even if you need to go quickly “grab” something from the store in the shopping mall. To completely prevent people from parking in these spots, shopping malls can secure parking places with smart automatic parking barriers.
It can be hard to control vehicles parking in spaces intended for persons with disabilities. Installing Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier this problem can be fixed easily. In combination with the ANPR system, it will be simple to verify the license plate of the disabled person’s vehicle.
Forgetting the location of a parked vehicle
Parking itself can be a hassle for many people, so imagine the annoyance when you forget where you had left your car? Even with technology in place, some people still forget the way they found the parking space and others get frustrated when they cannot find a space even after several attempts. That’s where Parklio™ Locator solves the problem of forgetting the car location in maze-like parking lots of shopping malls.
With Parklio™ Locator it will be easy to detect the exact location of the car parked in the shopping mall garage. This interactive display will show you the exact position of your vehicle relative to the position of the Locator. It works in accordance with the Parklio™ Detect system which detects visitors’ license plates upon entering the parking garage.
Customized Shopping Mall Parking Solutions with Added Value
Shopping center parking lots and garages can be designed so that advertising income can be generated. How? You can determine which parking spaces are most frequently utilized by using parking occupancy statistics. In other words, you'll be able to discover which shopping mall entrances are the most popular. With this information, shopping mall managers may target more ads to the most heavily used entrances.
Parklio™ Detect is a software that detects occupancy of any parking lot or parking garage. In combination with Parklio™ Parking Management System, you will get real-time updates and parking analytics (customer behavior, number of parking vehicles, average parking time, payment records, etc.)
Smart Update of Existing Parking Solutions
You are not happy with your existing parking solution? With Parklio™ Brain any parking product can become smart. Renew your old boom barrier gates with our electronic module and take advantage of all of the benefits of smart Parklio™ solutions. This includes control via a free smartphone app, key sharing options, real-time information, a user-friendly parking management interface, and the ability to integrate with any other information system.
By integrating the module, you will be able to take advantage of all of the benefits of smart Parklio™ solutions, including control via a free Parklio™ *Connect App, key sharing options, real-time information, a user-friendly parking management interface, and the ability to integrate with any other information system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping Mall Parking Issues
Other than investing in smart parking protection, it is also important to take care of regular maintenance of shopping mall parking lots and garages. Since the parking lot is the first thing your customers see, it is necessary to keep it clean and without any damages. A proper lighting system is also a must since customers need to always feel safe visiting your shopping mall. Make sure to have enough parking spaces for people with disabilities, as they might feel discriminated against if they find out there’s no easy way for them to access your shopping mall.
There are two techniques for determining the number of parking spots available in a shopping center. The older method compares the total parking area to the net retail area of the mall's shops. The standard ratio is 3:1, which means that there should be three parking spaces for every 1000 square feet (92 square meters). Another method is to determine the number of parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail space. If each parking place takes up 300 square feet of parking lot space, then 3.3 cars may be parked for every 1,000 square feet of parking space.