With the increase of private car usage, the demand for parking is also
becoming greater. Many office buildings have parking areas available to em-
ployees and visitors, but is often in short supply. One option is to expand by
building additional parking areas; this option requires high capital expendi-
ture. The other option is to manage the available parking space better.
Many solutions to parking problems are available, but each solution only
tends to a part of the problem. No complete solution is available. The need
exists for a parking management system that encompasses all the elements
that contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of a parking area.
The objective of this document is to give background about the project
and parking problems, discuss available solutions and present the development
phases and methods used to obtain a complete parking management solution.
This solution will result in a company with management tools, data reports, a
payment processing system, security access control, improved parking bay us-
age, and implemented business intelligence rules. Additionally, it will change
parking, previously known as an expense, into an income generating asset.
The Parkamax system will be implementable at any parking area; taking it
from its current level of capability maturity to the desired level of competency
by building on the existing infrastructure and adding new technologies and
system capabilities. This system will be beneficial to any organization with a
need for parking.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2009.