We are in the middle of a new technological revolution. As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes an increasingly prevalent force in our lives, industries from health care to agriculture are discovering just how useful smart devices can be. For city administrators often plagued by budget concerns or mired in legislation, the data and capabilities of cloud-based technology often present much-needed solutions to a variety of problems.

Parking meters, for instance, have beleaguered department managers for years, as the only way to effectively monitor, test and adjust the meter system in the past has been to designate employees for each task. With IPS vehicle-detection solution, however, sensors can not only just detect the presence of a vehicle in a parking space, but also offer historical data, increase turnover and put progressive rate structures into place, all without time consuming human-machine interaction.

Parking enforcement infrastructure has traditionally avoided sensors, as inaccuracies in the past have led to serious complications. However, city officials are failing to maximize their parking system’s potential by not utilizing the new technology. The new dome mount sensor available exclusively for the IPS M5 Smart Meter is not only highly reliable, but easy to install and reset, ensuring that if a problem ever does arise it can be quickly fixed saving city government countless headaches. In addition, since the sensors’ wireless connection to the IPS meter is through cellular networks, they can also be integrated directly into existing infrastructure.

The rise of the IoT has allowed us to implement intelligent sensors that can analyze the environment around them. In the past, on-street parking has been nearly impossible to monitor with sensors as there is so much activity constantly occurring in the space. IPS has used machine learning techniques in order to ensure the sensor will act accurately in countless situations, and has developed a wide product-suite that all comes with this technology pre-programmed.

For many parking departments, the goal is often to maximize revenue. Implementing IPS Smart Meters results in an average revenue increase of 25% to 50%, while also greatly reducing operational costs. When many departments are having to roll back on spending, the additional revenue from this type of parking structure can be an enormous benefit to a city. One way this is achieved is through the Smart Meter’s ability to enact demand-based and progressive rates, ensuring you are taking full advantage of peak hours. Additionally, the parking administrators can choose to offer courtesy time to build up a positive public perception of parking meters.

Whether you are monitoring a few spaces in a small lot or an entire city’s parking grid, IPS Group’s Smart Parking will revolutionize the service to your constituents. With increased turnover rates, lower credit card and merchant fees, and piggyback prevention on the space, revenues can greatly increase while more efficient data is simultaneously collected and relayed by the sensors in the meters. Ready to learn how Smart Parking can help improve your parking program?

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