TKH subsidiary Park Assist has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for One Loudoun in Ashburn, Virginia (USA).
The mixed-use development, owned and operated by Retail Properties of America (RPAI), is Loudoun County’s top destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Over the coming months, this commercial center will expand even further, enhancing the mix of its Downtown commercial core by adding One Loudoun’s first multi-family residential housing community and incorporating new shopping and dining options. RPAI added two additional garages, to expand parking options. Park Assist’s camera-based M4 smart-sensor system will be installed in these new garages.
By deploying Park Assist’s camera-based M4 smart-sensor system, the installation will require less hardware and support an array of cloud-based software functionalities and back-end operational benefits that an ultrasonic counting method cannot. With higher accuracy and a cutting-edge reporting platform, INX™, One Loudoun will use Park Assist’s solution to simplify the parking experience, leveraging License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and Park Assist’s Park Alerts™ software module to manage its customer traffic flow more effectively.
Park Assist will also install its state-of-the-art digital Variable Messaging Signs (VMS). These digital signs display a vast array of occupancy data, empowering visitors to make decisions from the moment they enter the garage. As wayfinding signage guides users to appropriate parking areas within the facility, Park Assist’s exclusive M4 smart-sensor system enhances the guidance experience by indicating which specific spaces are available or occupied using color-coded LED lights.
Via the software platform, INX, parking management will also gain valuable control over the garage with Park Alerts. Using integrated LPR technology and duration monitoring capabilities, this module allows parking management to effectively monitor space utilization and enforce parking policies. Park Alerts will send notifications to management of any policy violations via time-based or license plate-based alerts.
Working with Clear Communications, the installation is scheduled to begin in October and slated for completion in 2021.