Nedap, leading specialist in vehicle detection and identification technology, and the German based group Schweers, international provider of tools for professional law enforcement, have announced that Schweers has integrated SENSIT wireless parking sensors to optimize the parking enforcement process. SENSIT, developed by Nedap, consists of wireless parking sensors which detect in real-time whether or not a single parking bay is occupied and how long it has been occupied. The integration with the Schweers Politess system is in line with Pay-by-Space system integrations where payment per space is compared with the actual parking duration per space.
The integration of Nedap and Schweers enables parking enforcement officers to move quickly from checking the status of a parking space to writing a ticket. When an enforcement officer is ready to enforce a zone, he or she uses the application provided by Schweers. The solution is based on a wireless handheld enforcement device, to query the database of parking meter transactions and the Nedap database of parking occupancy.
The information on the parking duration per space is compared with the actual payment per space. Any overstays are alerted to the enforcement officer. Enforcement officers can therefore estimate immediately which bays are overstaying and should be enforced. If the officer identifies that a vehicle is in violation, he can issue a ticket directly from the same application. There is no need to switch between multiple applications on the device.
Virtual permit management and control
The ground-sensor system is rounded up by Nedap’s new electronic parking license system allowing for full management and control of individual parking bays and their usage by authorized permit holders.
The integration provides a municipality with detailed information on parking utilization figures and turnaround per space. These data are an important source for future mobility and parking policy planning. «This integration matches very well with the Schweers portfolio of parking management and enforcement solutions,» states Michael Schweers, President and CEO of the Schweers Group. “The Nedap system has been thoroughly tested at Schweers headquarters in Meerbursch. Deployment, set-up and implementation were fast and efficient, which is beneficial for any on-street system. Data generated by the sensors are highly accurate and rapidly transmitted through the network. Accurate data is key when it is applied for an enforcement application,“ adds Stephan Meiser, project manager at Schweers International.
The integrated solution has been launched at Svepark in Sweden and Parkeervak in the Netherlands.
The wireless parking sensor system SENSIT is developed and manufactured by the Dutch company Nedap. For almost twenty years Nedap is considered an expert in advanced and effective solutions for vehicle identification and vehicle detection. SENSIT was first awarded for its product innovation at Intertraffic Amsterdam in 2006. Since then Nedap is focusing on designing the most accurate sensor hardware and the most reliable communication network using wireless sensor nodes. Intensive field tests by authorities of major cities, indicate that SENSIT offers the most robust and accurate sensor hardware and the most reliable communication network for outdoor parking in the industry. Real time parking information results in less congestion, a reduction of emissions, safer streets and more attractive cities.
Nedap has designed the solution to be easily integrated with third party systems for parking guidance and traffic management systems, apps for navigation and enforcement equipment used by major cities all over the world.
Schweers Informationstechnologie GmbH, its international branches and partners support over 1,200 customers worldwide. Its customers range from cities with 600 handhelds to small villages with only one device. Since 1988 Schweers has developed, designed and manufactured parking enforcement hardware and software for professional law enforcement.
Operating 10,000 terminals in the field and annually issuing 100 million tickets its robust and ergonomically designed handhelds meet and withstand the challenges of daily on-street works.