Safe and Secure
A study by the US Department of Justice found that one out of 12 rapes occur in parking garages. Over 40% of sexual assaults by strangers occur in garages. (Reference “The Garage of the Future Must be Green” by Samuel Schwartz, P.E.) Additionally, upper decks of parking garages frequently become sites for suicide.
Every day there are numerous news stories about accidents, theft and violence in conventional parking garages and parking lots. People are hit by cars or drive off parking decks. Others are assaulted, knifed or shot. Vehicles are vandalized and stolen.
Architects, parking designers, developers and owners can greatly increase parking safety and security for both individuals and cars by using a Robotic Parking System. The inherent safety features of the system can help significantly reduce potential lawsuits and lower insurance rates as well.
No Risk of Injury
There is no need to walk to and from the car through rows of vehicles or levels of parking decks. With an automated parking system, the driver pulls into a terminal located next to the street and leaves the car to be picked up by computerized machinery. The car is safe and protected on its own pallet, and never touched by machines or humans. When leaving, the driver returns to a lobby where the car is quickly delivered to a ground floor terminal. Robotic Parking Systems increase safety and reduce the risk of injury.
No Damage and Dents
Regularly parking in a conventional lot or garage almost always results in dings and dents in a car. Parking spaces are often small, and distracted people smash their door into the sides of vehicles, etc. In a Robotic Parking System, no one touches the car after it’s placed on the parking pallet. In fact, the automated parking facility itself contains only machinery and vehicles – no humans allowed.
No Theft and Vandalism
Robotic Parking Systems eliminate theft and vandalism. Vehicles are stored in a fully enclosed building and are 100% secure from access by others.