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The Parking Management Blog by SecurePark

Four reasons why managing your free parking (properly) is crucial to revenue

Posted by Ryan Miyagishima

At first blush, free parking doesn't sound like something you should spend time or money on, as a property manager or business owner. After all, there isn't a direct revnue stream from it, so why does it matter?

Well, "direct" is the key word here, because when it comes to managing parking at a business, deficiencies might not show up on the surface of the balance sheet... but they could sink it altogether.

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Topics: visitor management, visitor parking, securepark visitor management, free parking, retail parking, commercial parking

2 Common Parking Problems (and Solutions) for Colleges and Universities

Posted by Richard Popowich

College and university parking is one of the most complex parking scenarios in existence. Everyone needs parking at a college or a university: students, professors, staff, visiting parents and prospective students, the crowds for a football game...

The bad news is that colleges and universities have a lot of parking problems... and often have limited funds with which to solve them. The good news is that, increasingly, there are low-cost, low-effort solutions to these problems that can actually increase efficiencies and streamline the facilities processes.

Let's have a look at some of the most common college and university parking problems and their solutions.

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Topics: university parking, higher education, visitor management, securepark enforcement, securepark visitor management, license plate recognition

3 Reasons To Manage Your Free Parking, Even If You Don't Think You Need To

Posted by Dylan Sharp

There are a lot of misconceptions about the role of free parking for homeowners' associations (and other organizations as well!), but the biggest one is always: "why should we actively manage our free parking, if it's free to use and we can't make money from violation fees?"

As it turns out, there are some excellent reasons to manage your free parking: reasons have nothing to do with revenue but rather with compliance.

And even if you have plenty of parking available, more than your residents and visitors could ever need (and if this is you... can we please move to your area?), compliance with your parking rules is still important.

Our customers and users agree - there are several compelling reasons to manage your free parking, even if you don't think you need to.

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Topics: homeowners association, HOA parking, securepark visitor management, visitor management, visitor parking

Can your Texas HOA regulate parking on public streets?

Posted by John White

Occasionally, we feature reader questions on the SecurePark blog: we know that parking rules vary between jurisdictions, and as parking management experts, we've seen pretty much every parking situation known to humankind. Today, a reader writes in from Texas:

Q: A tenant of a property adjacent to my HOA often occupies much-coveted street parking with his vehicle. As the HOA regulates parking on the street, is it within their rights to ticket his vehicle? 

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Topics: HOA parking, parking enforcement, hoa parking enforcement, parking management, visitor management

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