The American Heritage School, a prestigious private PK3-12 educational institution, recently installed a barrier and event control system from INDECT at its Plantation, FL campus. In keeping with its reputation for excellence and a commitment to providing the best facilities for students and staff, the American Heritage School has become the first non-university to install parking guidance software.
“The great thing about this project is that it demonstrates the flexibility of the INDECT software,” said Dale Fowler, President of INDECT USA. “The school had specific parking and traffic control issues they wanted addressed and we were able to tailor a simple, functional solution that didn’t break the bank,” he said.
Morning drop-off is an extremely busy and hectic time for parents, teachers, and students alike. Buses, cars, pedestrians, bikes… even on a good day, traffic can be backed up for blocks. To solve this problem the American Heritage School has installed a combination of INDECT’s parking guidance sensors and signs with additional tailored software.
INDECT’s special barrier and event software has been integrated with the existing security system to control boom gates located at the school’s onsite parking garage. The boom gates automatically open and close depending on pre-determined volume levels and can also be manually operated when required. This allows the buses to circle around the drop-off area and then quickly move through into the parking garage, clearing the way for parents. The INDECT software has also been linked to the school’s fire alarm system to manage traffic flow during an emergency.
The installation was carried out by experienced local distributor Parking Guidance Systems (PGS). PGS has installed INDECT parking guidance systems in more than 20 garages across the United States.
Since the installation, traffic flow at the American Heritage School has greatly improved, pleasing not only the staff and parents but also daily commuters who pass by the school on their way to work.
INDECT’s systems combine parking space sensors with data management technology to offer drivers a safer, more convenient parking experience while helping parking owners operate their parking assets more efficiently and profitably.