Now a days, Parking has been a real issue in the urban areas as it is difficult for many to find parking area in public places, especially malls and retail stores. This also leads to higher fuel consumption and recurring problems with traffic congestion. We have solutions that use an array of low cost sensors to enable easy parking. These sensors can also be easily incorporated into the traffic infrastructure. However, apart from these sensors, video Analytics can also play a huge role in optimizing smart parking solutions.
If video analytics features are implemented in the smart parking system, firstly it helps in constant monitoring of all the vehicles present at a parking facility. Any suspicious activity can be monitored, tracked and appropriate actions can be taken before the person enters the premises of the store.
License Plate Recognition, this will help us to track any vehicle that is stolen or used for any criminal activity. Under normal lighting conditions, the camera captures the license plate of a vehicle entering the parking facility and can match it with a database to see if the vehicle is stolen or used before for any suspicious or criminal activities.
The data acquired from video surveillance can also be used to improve the entire experience for shoppers. The data collected can give insights into the peak times in traffic, and the average time spent by the shopper during his visit among others. This will help the store and the parking attendants to be well-prepared in advance during peak hours.