TKH Security installed a Parking Guidance System (PGS) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in the Wexner Medical Center Garage at the end of 2020. This new technology, now ready to go live, will bring world-class parking and next-level guidance to the patient experience. With the anticipated opening of approximately 1,900 parking spaces to better serve the growing medical campus, the M4 smart-sensor system will support this expansion.
Elevated Parking Experience
From the moment patients and visitors enter the garage, digital wayfinding signage guides them, indicating where there are available spaces. Continuously updated with information collected from the sensors, these signs provide simplified data to help parkers make informed decisions. As drivers make their way through the facility, the camera based smart-sensor system helps parkers navigate the garage. Equipped with bright, color-coded LED light rings, the smart-sensors signal which spaces are available and which are occupied using red and green lights. This not only makes the parking process easier and more efficient for the end-user, but it helps to decrease traffic congestion and reduce the amount of time patients and visitors spend searching for parking.
The installation will include the proprietary M4 system, custom enclosed wayfinding signage, the new INX™ software platform, Park Finder™, and Park Alerts™.
INX: TKH Security’s new Park Assist software
TKH Security’s new Park Assist software platform, INX, is a cloud-based user interface that will provide garage operators with real-time data. This technology platform also encompasses business intelligence modules, service and support access, and optional applications. Park Finder and Park Alerts are now also available via INX.
Park Finder and Park Alerts, two of the most popular Park Assist software modules
The customer-centric Park Finder extension utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology to ensure that guests can easily pinpoint their vehicle upon returning to the garage. Using either a mobile app or a Park Finder enabled kiosk, patients and visitors will be able to enter their license plate number into the system. The Find Your Car™ locator then searches a database of vehicles in the garage and identifies the correct license plate number and corresponding vehicle, providing on how to reach the car. Additionally, the Park Alerts software module allows operators to set automated rules and alerts that bring important events to their attention. If any parking policies are violated, management will be immediately notified.
“Utilizing automated technology to curate an unparalleled parking experience with a focus on wayfinding and ease of access, TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) is committed to reducing parking hesitations at the doorstep of the hospital journey.” Said Robert Wishart, Regional Account Manager, Northeast.
Working with Denier Electric, a seasoned and proven TKH Security installation partner in Ohio, the project is complete and ready for use.
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Ohio, United States
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center