The following table compares a traditional pay on foot system with barriers against ANPR controlled car parks, highlighting cost savings, ease of use and increased security.
Unlike barrier based systems which cause queues at entrances and exits, ANPR controlled car parks allow for free flowing traffic.
Pay at end of stay
Cash and card payment
Pre-pay for parking
Pay up to 48hrs after parking
Pay at beginning of stay
Pay by phone payment
Pay on web
Low consumable cost
Low cost installation
Low cost of ongoing maintenance
Staff required onsite during opening hours
Free flowing traffic. No traffic jams