Parking Enforcement Best Practices for Regional Airports

July 30, 2020
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Airports are a major hub of transportation and not just for aircrafts. Every day, thousands of vehicles are coming in and out of airports for a variety of different reasons. Whether they’re an employee, catching a plane, dropping off a family member or picking up visitors, parking is an essential component at any airport facility. While the volume of vehicles may have dropped as of late, airports are still open, which means visitors still require clear and proper guidance.

Parking rules at any airport determine the efficiency as well as the overall ease and flow of parking within the facility. That said, a lack of regulations is likely to result in a total nightmare not only for the airport, but the employees and visitors coming and going.

If you’re looking for ways to optimize parking management and achieve better compliance within an airport, take a look at our best practices below for greater efficiency and profitability:

1. Implement a software that promotes accuracy and ease

Regional airports can often run into enforcement issues and inaccuracies due to the absence of automated technologies and solutions. Hand-written parking violations have become harder to manage, which has made collecting fines more difficult, increased system errors and wasted valuable time of enforcement officers. Digital enforcement software promotes better accuracy in writing violations, while keeping record of repeat violators and collecting parking fines quicker.

2. Maximize opportunities for revenue and cost savings

With lockdown restrictions easing up, there’s never been a better time to make up for lost time and find alternative ways to increase revenue. Offering time-bound free parking is a great way to provide benefits to your short-term parkers, while bringing in more profit. For those who decide to abuse this parking benefit by overstaying their duration, this allows officers to issue fines and collect payment as a penalty for non-compliance. Another way to maximize revenue is to offer paid parking. To do this effectively, you should ensure that you have an easy-to-use payment system for parkers to make timely payments. Using an automated parking management solution provides a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to hand-written violations because it offers on-the-spot issuance.

3. Make sure your security systems follow both regional and national regulations

Safety and security are high priorities at any airport, including its parking lots. At a regional airport especially, it’s important to keep a pulse on legislative changes by airport associations to ensure all systems and signage are updated accordingly. Parking enforcement technology is agile and does the job for you by automatically updating to adapt to the changing nature of this industry.

If you’re looking to improve parking management at your airport, contact SecurePark to learn more about our simple, reliable and affordable cloud-based solutions.