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Using QR Codes For Effortless Ticketless Parking3 min read

Mar 15, 2024 3 min
QR Codes For Ticketless Parking

Using QR Codes For Effortless Ticketless Parking3 min read

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In response to the global pandemic, Quick Response (QR) codes gained prominence as a contactless alternative, particularly in transforming the parking sector. This article explores the pragmatic applications of QR codes for ticketless parking, delving into their integration with mobile apps, their potential to replace dedicated parking apps, security measures, corporate onboarding, and their role in parking validations.

  • QR Codes in Parking Apps

Integrating QR codes into mobile apps has streamlined access control in parking operations, offering a user-friendly alternative that goes hand in hand with LPR and RFID access.

In gated lots, users leverage mobile apps to scan a QR code at the entrance, gaining swift access and initiating automatic payments. Statistics from a recent parking industry survey highlight a 35% increase in user satisfaction with mobile-based access control systems.

For ungated lots, users initiate parking sessions by scanning a QR code, simplifying the payment process. This mobile-centric approach enhances user convenience and contributes to operational efficiency, with a reported 25% reduction in transaction times.

  • Going App-less with QR Codes

For small parking operators, QR codes offer a practical solution by potentially replacing parking apps. Through a web app, users can engage in appless, cashless QR payments, simplifying the parking experience without the need for additional downloads. This approach not only reduces operational burdens on smaller businesses but also aligns with market trends, where a recent study indicates a 20% increase in consumer preference for appless transactions. Parkers simply scan to pay through a web app – simple, easy, and with no commitments.

  • Battling QR Fraud

The biggest argument against going appless with QR codes is the lack of reinforcement, especially in ungated/surface lots.

To mitigate fraud risks, encryption and time-sensitive elements within QR codes enhance security. These measures contribute to the overall integrity of QR code-based parking systems. A study by Cybersecurity Ventures reports a 47% increase in cybercrime, emphasizing the critical role of robust security measures.

  • Corporate Onboarding

QR codes can also help automate onboarding for parkers with corporate parking benefits. Automated emails with personalized QR codes can be scanned through a parking app to seamlessly add a corporate profile to their account. This simplifies the onboarding process and integrates corporate benefits into the parking experience.

  • Scan to Validate 

QR codes are invaluable in parking validations. Retailers implement QR code-based systems, allowing parkers to scan codes at purchase to apply discounts or validate parking sessions. This integration streamlines the validation process, enhancing customer loyalty.


QR codes have become a transformative force in the parking industry, addressing modern challenges with practical solutions. From their widespread adoption during the pandemic to their applications in mobile access control, appless parking solutions, fraud prevention, corporate onboarding, and parking validations, QR codes have reshaped the parking experience. Credible statistics underscore the importance of robust security measures in the face of rising cybercrime. Every digitized, future-proofed parking business now incorporates QR codes, driving advancements and enhancing the overall parking experience for operators and users alike.

Also Read: QR Codes Increase Parking Revenue in Hawaii

Meet GMP QR!

GMP QR is a completely app-less, browser-based payment solution that allows parkers to get started with just their phone number. Parkers can scan a QR code to pay through a custom-branded web app that supports multiple payment methods.

With GMP QR, operators can run in-app promotion campaigns customized for their parker’s locations. The solution comes with custom-branded signage for a superfast setup process.

With GDPR-compliant data infrastructure and 24/7 customer support, GMP QR is the fastest way to set up a touchless payment experience in your parking lot. Take a look at our complete suite of smart parking solutions!

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