Munich International Airport is Germany’s second-busiest airport, serving nearly 30 million passengers in 2005. The massive increase in users results in higher demand for parking capacity and security for passengers, airport staff and airline staff. By adopting an efficient parking management and surveillance system in the Comfort Parking scheme, the system manages parking spaces, improves vehicle flow and saves in operational costs.
The Munich Airport car parks
are secured with GeoVision License Plate Recognition (GV-LPR) systems. The
system provides number plates recognition function to work with Comfort Parking
online car park booking service and car park fence systems. The system can
capture and recognize number plates from entrances and exits. The captured
plate numbers are then processed and checked against the Comfort Parking
database. The whole process takes only a few seconds. If the plate numbers match
the database, the fence will open to allow passage.
The system is a digital
license plate recognition system that utilizes Neural Network Technology of
artificial intelligence. It can generate data for analysis of parking status
and converge them into 3rd party equipment. It provides seamless integration
with GeoVision DVR with POS text overlay function for parking
With the employment of the new
system, Comfort Parking can accelerate the time efficiency for airport parking.
Nearly 100 percent accuracy and speedy process time of recognition contributes
to the smoothness of car parking services.
The system successfully
co-exists with the Comfort Parking site and access equipment of car parks. Thus
reducing the handling costs at the airport parking and the data can be
transferred online 24/7.
The plate recognition system
not only monitors the number plate, but also records the driver’s face,
drive-in time and driver’s name, when available. A customer does not have a
chance to change their plate. Nor can a customer claim to have lost their
parking ticket. The researchable video and data will provide video evidence,
and help trace back to the time of arrival and prevent parking fee loss.
License Plate Recognition Systems Deployed
February 1, 2007