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Jun. 26, 2024

Modern and Smart Vehicle Access Control System Solution

The rising demand for travel leads to overcrowding in parking lots, making manual management difficult, inefficient, and risky. As a result, vehicle access control systems have emerged as an optimal solution to address this issue. What are the advantages of installing a vehicle management system, and how does it work? Let’s explore these details with SECOM in the article below.

What is a Vehicle Access Control System?

A vehicle access control system is a modern technological solution widely used to efficiently manage vehicles entering and exiting parking lots. This system utilizes advanced devices such as security surveillance cameras, safety sensors, RFID identification cards, control barriers, and LED display panels. The entire process operates automatically, optimizing the entry and exit activities while overcoming the limitations of traditional parking management methods.

What Does a Vehicle Access Control System Include?

A complete vehicle management system includes devices such as intelligent camera systems, cabins, card readers, sensors, and computer systems. However, depending on specific requirements and the scale of each parking lot, certain devices may be substituted. Essentially, to ensure efficient and stable operation, a vehicle access control system needs to include the following devices:

Server and Vehicle Management Software

In a vehicle management system, the server and management software act as the brain controlling and managing the entire system. The server is installed with specialized management software, customized to meet vehicle access control requirements. The software is designed with multiple functions, such as managing vehicle entry and exit times, generating reports, and displaying fees on the computer screen, optimizing the operation of large-scale parking systems.

Card Readers for Data Collection

Card readers are indispensable devices in an intelligent vehicle access control system. They function to identify card data and transmit it to the central processor for verification. Commonly used devices in current vehicle control systems include:

  • Control Centers: Card readers from brands like Hikvision, ZKTeco, IDTECK, etc.
  • Proximity Cards: Short-range and long-range proximity cards, adhesive cards, matte cards, etc.

These devices help automate the access control process and manage vehicle information in parking lots.

License Plate Recognition Cameras

Currently, there are two types of license plate recognition cameras: those with built-in hardware and those combined with processing software. Cameras help recognize and record vehicle license plates to use as data for verification and information storage regarding parking lot access. Typically, a vehicle management system has at least two cameras per lane installed at the control post. When combined with RFID cards, they monitor, capture, and record entry and exit information. Suitable camera brands for vehicle control projects include Hikvision, Panasonic, Hanwhatech, Dahua, etc.

Automatic Barriers

Automatic barriers play a role in automatically opening and closing at parking lot entrances to signal drivers to slow down and follow parking regulations. This facilitates easier traffic regulation. When a card is swiped, the system checks the information and automatically opens/closes the barrier at a speed of 1.8s/3s/6s, depending on investor adjustments.

Some suitable automatic barrier products for vehicle control system projects include Barrier CMP200 ZKTeco, Barrier BG1030, BG1045, Barrier Giotto, Barrier MAGnet, and Barrier Bisen BS306. Additionally, supporting devices like loop radar help optimize the operation of automatic barriers.

Speed Bumps and Fences

Speed bumps are used to slow down vehicles approaching card swipe points. Simultaneously, stainless steel fences installed at vehicle control gates for car parking lots help delineate lanes, enhancing security and better managing vehicle access. Both devices play crucial roles in ensuring safety and efficiency in managing and regulating vehicle traffic.

How the Vehicle Management System Operates

Each vehicle entering the parking lot is issued an RFID card registered in the system for use upon entry and exit. When the card is swiped, the barrier opens, and the camera captures the vehicle’s license plate, transmitting the data to the storage system. Information on the card number, license plate, and driver images is stored in the system. The entry time is recorded from the card swipe moment, serving as the basis for calculating parking duration.

  • Entry: The security guard takes a parking card, swipes it at the card reader, and returns it to the customer. The system captures the vehicle’s license plate and surroundings within a suitable range. License plate information is recognized as text and combined with card information, entry and exit times, and driver details, forming a management database.
  • Exit: The staff collects the customer’s card, or the customer uses their card to swipe at the card reader. The system captures the license plate and surroundings for recognition. The software automatically compares the exit license plate information with entry data. If discrepancies are found, the system alerts; if matched, the system displays the payment amount (if configured).

Functional Advantages of Vehicle Management Solutions

Modern vehicle access control systems not only replace traditional parking methods but also offer various benefits. Below are some standout features when applying vehicle management solutions:

  • Access Control Management:
    • Notify about vehicles currently in the lot and those entering/exiting daily.
    • Automatically recognize license plates and capture images.
    • Print receipts for parking payments.
    • Alert for unmatched vehicle exits.
    • Display camera images and detailed vehicle information.
    • Use promotional cards and display subscriber information upon entry/exit.
    • Edit entered license plate information and lock cards upon loss report.
    • Capture license plate and panoramic images for each vehicle event.
  • Card Management:
    • Manage card types by group and set parameters for each type.
    • Manage cards by chip and accept only registered system cards.
    • Lock/unlock cards as needed.
  • Customer Management:
    • Manage by company/customer group and issue accounts to customers.
    • Set vehicle parameters for customers and expiry dates for each vehicle.
  • Parking Fee Management:
    • Manage multiple fee levels simultaneously by vehicle and card type.
    • Apply fee policies and discount programs for special customers.
    • Register free parking for special events.
  • Reporting:
    • Provide detailed reports on parking status, subscriber information, card swipe events, and revenue.
  • Parking Lot Control:
    • Continuously record video and images from control points.
    • Search and manage information related to parking lot events.
  • System Control:
    • Manage workstations and control points.
    • Set functions and alerts as needed.
    • Advanced features per customer request: flow redirection, dual-lane control, barrier control, horn and light alerts, display pricing on LED panels, and more.

Implementation and Installation Process for Vehicle Access Control Systems

To ensure effective access control, saving time and costs, the implementation and installation process must be carried out by a professional team, adhering to specific standards. Generally, the process follows these steps:

  1. Survey the Parking Lot System: Technical staff conducts a thorough survey of the parking lot to understand its structure and system requirements.
  2. Design the Parking Lot Model: Based on the collected information, we create a detailed design of the parking lot model and the positions for installing control devices.
  3. Calculate Installation Time and Device Setup: Once the design model is available, SECOM staff calculates and determines the time needed for installation and system operation.
  4. Provide Device Cost Estimates: Based on the design information and customer requirements, we prepare a detailed cost estimate for the necessary control system devices.
  5. Installation and Operation: After the customer agrees to the price quote provided by SECOM, we plan and allocate work to the installation team to ensure the schedule is met. Once the system is installed, we conduct testing and provide detailed operational training.
  6. Warranty Policy: To ensure customer peace of mind during use, we also offer warranty and periodic maintenance services to ensure stable operation of the vehicle control system.

SECOM – Consulting and Providing Effective Vehicle Control Solutions

To have an efficiently operating and stable vehicle control system, customers need to choose a reputable consulting, design, and installation unit. If you are an investor looking to manage or run a professional parking service, consider solutions from SECOM Vietnam.

SECOM is a leading unit in consulting and providing effective vehicle control solutions in Vietnam, receiving positive feedback from customers and partners. With a young, dynamic, and enthusiastic engineering team, SECOM has successfully researched and deployed numerous intelligent parking management systems in buildings, commercial centers, and factory entrances/exits. Our management software is professionally built, modernly designed, and user-friendly, offering the most complete system. Additionally, we commit to providing genuine, warranted devices with clear origins. SECOM also offers other quality and professional services such as:

  • Installing time attendance systems
  • Installing luggage X-ray systems
  • Installing surveillance camera systems

If you need service consultation or a price quote for a vehicle access control system installation, quickly contact SECOM for support as soon as possible.

In summary, applying an intelligent vehicle access control system not only improves management efficiency and revenue control for businesses but also increases customer trust. We hope the information shared above helps you understand more about intelligent parking management systems and their benefits.

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