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Retrofit smart parking systems can help you save money3 min read

Jul 21, 2023 2 min
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Retrofit smart parking systems can help you save money3 min read

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Many operators avoid setting up smart parking systems in their locations because they assume it’s a costly process involving expensive hardware purchases and installations.

But with retrofit technology, QR codes and plug and play upgrades, going touchless is no longer a financial nightmare! Retrofitting also happens to be super eco-friendly, which is always a plus.

Here’s how you can upgrade your existing equipment with retrofit technology and save up (and save the planet while you’re at it!)

1. How polluting is the parking industry?

Motorists in the US spend an average of 17 hours every year searching for parking spaces – this wastes around $345 worth of time, fuel, and emissions per driver according to an analysis by INRIX. 

But on the other extreme is that there are at least 500 million empty spaces in the US at any given time. Very few efficient systems exist that help drivers find the right parking spots when they need them.

This issue has a long-lasting impact on the environment and can only be solved if more parking operators had the resources to offer digital parking reservations and payment methods.

2. Here’s how retrofitting smart parking systems can help

Replacing every barrier and P&D machine can lead to massive wastage, which is why Get My Parking aims to retrofit legacy equipment as quickly and cost-effectively as we can.

Considering how environmentalists prioritize reusing and reducing over the third part of the slogan (recycling), revamping existing equipment can help operators contribute to incremental carbon saving. Instead of manually upgrading all the gates, retrofitting parking equipment can help us level the odds against climate change.

With Get My Parking’s retrofit solutions, operators can go digital without worrying about investing in expensive new equipment that increases their carbon footprint. 

Our IoT GateKit is capable of retrofitting and integrating existing third-party equipment with the centralized platform. By removing the need to discard old equipment, retrofit technology helps the parking industry reduce carbon emissions, fuel consumption, and resource wastage.

Our plug-and-play upgrades digitize offline gates, sets up touchless access, and integrates all your gates onto a single platform from where you can monitor and control your operations. Retrofitting is a lightning-fast process with minimal upgrade costs since all it takes is a little black box to set up seamless access to the car park.

3. Set up app-less, touchless parking.

Get My Parking can also help you set up touchless payments and permits with a white-label parking app of your own, tailor-made to suit your brand. But you can also choose to go app-less with GMP QR, which sets up lightning-fast payments done through a white-labeled web app.

Just put up high-vis signage of your unique QR code somewhere your parkers can see it, and you’re good to go – parkers can scan the QR code to create parking sessions right from their browsers. No downloads, no tickets, no hassles with installation!

Clearly, upgrading and digitizing your parking location comes with more pros than cons – there are ways to do it without spending lots of money while sticking to your quality standards. Give your parkers a cutting-edge parking experience without amping up your carbon footprint with Get My Parking!

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