Author: Dale Fowler - Company Director INDECT USA
January 17, 2018
Parking guidance systems, once considered a luxury add-on, have now transitioned to being an essential garage component in most mid to large scale parking garages. From airports and universities to loading bays and gas stations, parking guidance systems are directing drivers quickly and easily to available spaces.
One business sector that seems to be a perfect fit for parking guidance is healthcare. The majority of people who attend a hospital are either visiting someone who is receiving care or in need of medical assistance themselves. These drivers are likely to be in a heightened emotional state, rushed, distracted or panicking. Being able to find a parking space quickly and with minimal fuss is paramount.
Over the past few years an increasing number of hospitals have made the decision to install an INDECT parking guidance system. Through a successful installation partnership with Parking Guidance Systems (PGS), the INDECT ultrasonic, single-space or camera system can now be experienced at the:
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Designing the layout for a hospital parking guidance system differs slightly from that used for airports or shopping centers. It is important to consider the drivers potential stress levels, time critical commitments and their ultimate destination. It is not helpful to direct a driver to the nearest available space if that space is the furthest from where they need to be.
Internal signage must be accurate, informative and easy to read. INDECT offers a range of signs that can be easily tailored to suit any situation. Some hospitals only require simple wayfinding signs while others have opted for custom-built, backlit signs with a clearly visible company logo. One sign that is quickly becoming a favorite among hospitals is INDECT’s matrix sign. Its ability to display a wide range of information including welcome messages, daily information, parking counts and specific guidance for visitors or employees with disabilities, sets it apart from any other parking guidance sign on the market.
While the size and scope of the parking guidance system can vary substantially between hospitals, the underlying need to direct drivers to available spaces in an easy and timely manner remains the same. INDECT is pleased to be the system of choice for hospital parking.
INDECT is the leading provider of parking guidance systems. INDECT’s systems combine the most advanced parking space sensors with industry-leading data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.