New To Car Park Management: What You Need to Know

When approaching car park management for the first time it can be tough to know where to start. To help we have put together this extensive hub of information with everything you need to know...

Your guide to car park management

There’s obviously a lot more to car park management than finding a suitable site, installing a barrier and watching patron after patron roll in and out of your facility, problem-free. On the contrary, there are a whole host of considerations to weigh up before everything is in working order.

In helping to give you some direction, we’ve been as exhaustive as we can in bringing you the relevant information to make managing your car park a success. To start with, we’ll run through the common types of car park facility, identifying in the varying locations and sizes you’ll need to factor in at the planning stage. From huge multi-storey sites to smaller areas in more rural, countryside locations, we’ll delve into the recommended technology for each facility, common problems that managers might face and any design aspects you should be weighing up.

From here, we’ll guide you through the means, methods and approaches you can use to enforce the rules of your site in an ethical manner, including an explanation of the workings of ANPR and the enforcement of Parking Charge Notices. Whatever your preferred techniques, we’ll show how appropriate enforcement can be hugely beneficial for a number of reasons, from increasing revenue to minimising abuse of your car park.

The guide concludes with a run through of how payment solutions and their corresponding technologies have evolved and improved, allowing car park managers to choose from a range of methods to better suit their facilities. The options available work in tandem with differing facilities to optimise your site, streamlining and improving pain points that may stand in the way of other car parks that operate without the use of such technology.

No matter what sector your business operates in, we hope this guide, tailor-made for those new to car park management, provides the grounding you need to get started.

Types of Car Parks

The location of your business, and its types of users, will dictate a range of management considerations, from the overall design and layout to any technology used. We’ve got the bases covered with this extensive guide to what you need to know when it comes to car park management.