Smart Car Park Management System with ANPR Technology

Perhaps everyone now a days talking about AI revolution. With massive amounts of computational power, computers can now recognize objects and its behaviours in real time. Artificial Intelligence is finally getting smart. BeParking is an Australian designed and manufactured Car Park Management System (CPMS) that develops and implements latest Computer Vision ALPR/ANPR/LPR (Auto License Plate Recognition/Auto Number Plate Recoggnition/License Plate Recognition) technology for wide range of car park applications such as residential/office building car park, club/casino car park, council car park and any fee-based car park. The ALPR technology can reduce running cost of ticket based car park.

BeParking is a Smart Car Park Management System (CPMS) using Number Plate Recognition Technology

BeParking helps hotel/casino/club/office building venues manage car park access control effectively using Computer Vision Software Technology.

BeParking able to interface directly with venue’s existing Boomgate (or any Gate) Controller and IP camera installed at each car park gate.

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BeParking is a ticket-less multi-gates car park system and no need to swipe  or tap any member cards except when you make payment by credit card.

BeParking can be used in wide range car park applications like Airport, Shopping Centre, Council, Residential/Office Building, Resort/Casino/Hotel/Club VIP and member car park, etc.

BeParking is a cost effective solution as it can interface to your existing IP cameras and Boom Gate controllers, no expensive cameras required.

BeParking system includes PC-Linux based Server (Minimum Specification: Intel i5/J1900, 16GB RAM, 120GB SSD), Ethernet Gate Controller Interface Unit and Becas CPMS management software.

BeParking can manage up to 8 Gates (Entry/Exit) or 8 cameras simultaneously.

BeParking can manage two different operations at same time in one system: paid car park, pre-paid car park and member car park.

BeParking  system also includes following main components:
  1. Self Serve Indoor Pay Station for driver to check and pay for parking fee before Exit.
  2. Self Serve Outdoor Pay Station at Exit gate with integration of Nayax VPOS terminal that allows driver to pay car park fee by tap/swipe  Credit Card/ or Phone App (Apple Pay/Ali Pay/ Monyx Pay)
  3. Third party IP camera at each gate (Entry/Gate)
  4. Wide range of third party Boom Gate Controllers (BFT, FAAC)

IP Bullet Camera Interface

Selection of suitable IP cameras to interface to BeParking system is time consuming task. There are so many IP cameras from many different surveillance cameras manufacturers available in the market, which one would best suit the CPMS system. Each IP camera when running will generate video stream and this stream will feed in the BeParking ALPR software service to process and analyse the picture to recognize the number plate if any.
There is no need to use the ALPR integrated camera, because the ALPR software service already integrated in BeParking system.
The good camera will generate good quality high resolution picture frame in any condition like day time or night time.
After trial of several different models, we found out that several cheaper camera models can provide picture frame as good as more expensive cameras.
Here is the list of several camera models that interface well to BeParking system: Hikvision DS-2CD5A26G0-IZ, Geovision GV-TBL4710.
IP camera uses at each gate tested with high end  model of Hikvision like DS-2CD5A26G0-IZS at day and night time shows very high accuracy (above 96%).  The Geovision GV-TBL4710 has anti-vandalism IK10 protection.
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 At Entry Gate, car can move at speed limit between 20 – 30Km/h, BeParking still recognize the number plate successfully, that allows traffic at entry gate goes smoothly.

Indoor Car Park Pay Station

image_2020_03_17T07_14_42_671ZPetro kioskThe Pay Station is a 18- inches touch screen Windows OS Self Serve POS terminal. The driver enter his/her car plate number, the terminal will display the car park fee.The car park operation includes three different type of operations:

  • Member parking (Each tenant can have one free parking),
  • Pre-paid parking (Monthly, Quarterly),
  • Pay each time parking

Pay Station software provides User Interface to manage all the functions.

The Pay Station equipped Credit Card Pin-pad and optional Cash (Note/Coin) Acceptor, after driver made payment by Card/Cash, driver will choose if receipt ticket printed out with SMS message, there is no ticket paper needed.

In case if any problem with Pay Station, there is SIP Intercom Button, Press the Button driver can talk to car park Operator through SIP VOIP (Voice over IP)

When exit car park, the outdoor display terminal will display the number plate with status Paid, Pre-Paid or Free Parking. The boom gate will open automatically if status Paid or Free member parking.

Outdoor Car Park Pay Station

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The terminal equipped with 10-inches Windows Panel PC, Credit Card Pinpad and Intercom Push Button.

The Credit Card pinpad will accept car park fee payment by Credit card/Phone App (Tap/Swipe), the receipt can be sent to driver mobile phone SMS. There is no receipt printer used, this is environment friendly feature.

Intercom Push To Talk button allows voice communication with on-site staff if driver need help, the call will connect directly to staff mobile phone using PBX gateway.

Staff when received the intercom call, can access to BeParking CPMS Phone App to open gate from the button click on the app, saving the time staff need to walk to the gate.

Barrier/Boom Gate Interface

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BeParking CPMS system can work smoothly with wide range of Barrier/Boom Gate on the market, such as Italian made Bennica model EVA5, FAAC model B614 and B680, and BFT model Giotto.

Bennica EVA5 model is a 24 Vdc electromechanical barrier for intensive use with control panel with 433.92 MHz radio receiver and integrated battery charger.

Power range switching extended from 100 to 250 Vac, 50/60 Hz to reduce standby power to a minimum.

Integrated absolute encoder, which ensures greater precision in slowdowns and advanced control of the boom movement. Serial connection with SIS accessory data sheet, for fast and easy connection for operation in paired boom mode.

Option to install FTC.S photocells using concealed system so that they are perfectly integrated.

Safe performance and reliability
The FAAC B680H has a Hybrid heart which, together with its “everlasting” springs, allows it to exceed 2,000,000 cycles of continuous-use, raising 8 m beams in less than 6 seconds, in total safety, thanks to the reverse on contact feature.

The BFT Boom Gate model Giotto is available in 4 meter and 6 meter versions with the option of cutting the boom arm to suit your driveway perfectly.

Car Park Vehicle Counting System (CPVC)

CPVC system is to count the number of vehicles move in and out of car park building or each car park level in the building, from then to calculate how many car park spaces taken and how many car park spaces available.

Becas provides two versions of CPVC system. The first version implements Computer Vision ALPR technology which each camera installed at each gate (Entry/Exit). The second version of CPVC system deployed either Loop Detector sensor or  Photocell Beam sensor installed at Entry and Exit gate, the sensors will detect the vehicles move in and out the car park, the different between the In-Counter and Out-Counter will determine the the number of vehicles in that car park.

CPVC system save drivers time to driving around the car park to find the available parking slot. CPVC system also helps to reduce traffic congestion when car park full, drivers notified the car park full and will not enter the car park causing car park congestion.