Beacon Hospital in DublinIreland Hospitals
A parking success story in Ireland
Beacon Hospital in Dublin has installed Quercus Technologies camera-based parking guidance system in order to boost the parking experience and reduce users travel time finding an available parking space. This medical centre has an underground car parking area with 300 parking spaces available for patient and visitor use. Blue Wall Technologies operates the parking facilities.
Located in South Dublin, Beacon Hospital is one of Europe’s most technologically advanced private hospitals. With over 1,300 medical professionals, the full-service acute hospital offers expert care in all medical and surgical areas including; Cancer Care, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Radiotherapy, Radiology, Urology, Endoscopy and more.
The hospital parking needs
Quercus Technologies incorporated the requirements of both Beacon Hospital and Blue Wall Technologies when installing this new state-of-the-art parking system. Requirements included facilitating agility of movement throughout the space as well as providing complete surveillance.
Smart parking guidance system proposed
SC Indoor parking sensors: parking guidance with License Plate Recognition and video surveillance in every bay
135 SC Indoor parking sensors were installed. These camera-based sensors provide license plate recognition at each parking space of every parked vehicle, video surveillance as well as vehicle detection. 65 ID2 parking sensors which control 2 spaces each and 74 ID4 sensors which do the same with 4 spaces each.
Quercus Technologies’ SC Indoor parking sensors are able to locate parking spaces available and send this information to the BirdWatch parking management software. This is how the parking operator has real-time knowledge of everything that is happening in and around the car park thanks to this smart parking guidance system and its information management platform.
Signage & Car finding system
It is because of these camera-based parking sensors that vehicle owners can check their vehicle location at the car kiosk, also provided by Quercus Technologies. Digital parking signs guide drivers into the premises and display real-time information about available parking on each aisle. This information is generated by means of the BirdWatch parking system, which then provides detail of the parking situation at any given time.
All the data is collected by the different devices and it is managed and made available in an orderly and accessible way by BirdWatch parking suite, also in the form of reports. The software suite facilitates real-time decision making, and an extremely high level of security and control over everything happening in the parking.
One and Only Global Parking Solution
Hospitals can be places where patients and their visitors may be anxious, tired or stressed. This new parking system provided by Quercus Technologies can help to alleviate parking related stresses by allowing patients, staff and visitors to quickly find a place to park. It facilitates easy identification of disabled spaces as well as those close to doors and elevators, a vital function in premises which have many elderly, disabled and unwell people entering on a daily basis.
In conclusion, Quercus Technologies’ customers get every functionality without sacrificing efficiency. A camera-based system implies numerous benefits that are compatible with an extremely high detection rate and accuracy.
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