A sophisticated pay-on-foot ticketed parking system from WPS, one of the UK’s leading parking equipment providers, is being installed at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to deliver seamless access, with revenue generated going to support investment in the curation of 500 years of naval history.
Patrick Holmes, Deputy Chief Executive of the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, says with 90,000 cars arriving each year, it is important to provide a well-presented, modern and reliable parking facility:
“We chose the WPS pay-on-foot system because we had already been convinced it is an efficient alternative to pay & display requiring fewer staff and not having to rely on enforcement – which is vital for the customer experience. It is also completely self-service, supporting COVID safety.”
Supporting the business in providing its visitors with a COVID-safe experience, the system includes touchless entry sensors and ticket scanners.
High-performing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras will be installed at the entry and exit barriers, enabling the use of parking payment apps. RFID proximity readers will provide straight-forward access to residents.
“Setting up different access for various users, local hotel guests and residents, for example, is very straightforward,” Patrick says. “And future-proofing our investment, we can add functionality as and when required – for example when feasible, we may introduce loyalty promotions such as discounted parking for customers that eat in restaurants in the Dockyard.”
For more information visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk
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