ELSAG ParkingEnforcer is an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) application that automates parking management, greatly reducing the time and manpower required. This solution is ideal for timed and permitted parking areas, and eliminates the need for physical permits.
For timed parking areas, ParkingEnforcer uses date/time stamps and GPS coordinates automatically collected by ELSAG mobile ANPR systems, an ANPR-outfitted patrol car can sweep a geographical area, which has been pre-designated in the ELSAG ParkingEnforcer software as a restricted area with a specific time limit. If subsequent patrol sweeps by any ANPR vehicle find the same plate number in the same GPS location (parking location) for longer than the authorized span of parking time, the system will automatically alarm through the in-car laptop.
For areas where parking permits are required, all number plates of permit holders are downloaded to the ELSAG ParkingEnforcer software. The ELSAG ANPR system will alarm if it reads a number plate not on the list. The software can support multiple lists and zones.
Once a patrol officer validates an alarm in the ELSAG ParkingEnforcer software, the interface produces a partially populated ticket form to be completed. The ticket can be printed immediately on a mobile printer and issued.