Parking lots and garages are frequently reported as the site of serious crimes and personal injuries. Recent headlines in newspapers around the country include:
– New Orleans – a parking valet attendant crashes into several cars, killing 1 injuring 2
– Reno, Nevada – a man was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects in his apartment building’s parking lot
– New York – a teenager is convicted of stabbing an immigrant in a parking garage
– Houston, TX – a man is reported in critical condition after driving off the upper level of a parking garage
These are just a few examples of incidents occurring day after day in parking lots and garages around the US. Contributing factors include poor lighting, few people, lack of visibility, etc.
Security is a key benefit of automated parking garages such as Robotic Parking Systems. You don’t have to wander around a dark, deserted garage going to and from your car. You drop off and pick up your car at well lighted, ground level entry / exit stations. Parking attendants are frequently close by. No one enters the inside of the garage or has access to your car since the vehicles are moved via a computerized system of machines and lifts. These are some of the factors that contribute to the increased security of a Robotic Parking System that can help reduce serious crimes and personal injury in the parking environment.