Chadstone Installing ParkAssist System
Thu, 03 May 2012 12:00 am By
Early in April, Chadstone started installing the Park Assist system.
The Park Assist system is a network of cameras installed in each
carparking aisle, connected to a central computer that has advanced
image processing software to determine the status of every carpark space.
The system has outside electronic signs to indicate the number of spaces
available - thereby saving customers time. It can also help the centre
(in conjunction with Stonnington Council) to enforce parking limits and
restrictions. Many of the spaces are now designated "QuickShop 3P", and until
now, the Centre has not had a quick method of enforcing parking time limits.
Although the initial investment in ParkAssist is high, the Centre will be able to
raise revenue through parking fines. By encorcing parking limits, and helping
customers find a parking space quickly, the Centre also increases the number
of customers flowing through the doors.