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Wireless bridges help manage Sainsbury customer car parks

by Brian Sims

Wavesight’s outdoor wireless CCTV transmission bridges have been chosen by Euro Car Parks and deployed at multiple Sainsbury car park locations throughout the UK. Sainsbury has over 1,000 stores nationwide and offers its customers free parking. However, not all those parking actually use the store resulting in lost sales and revenue. The supermarket chain began noticing that people using their car parks but not shopping at their stores were reducing the number of spaces available for customers. The national car park management company, Euro Car Parks (ECP), was appointed to install ANPR technology to combat this problem. People leaving their vehicles in the supermarket’s car parks for over the permitted time automatically receive a Parking Charge Notice through the post. To achieve effective monitoring, ECP commissioned the installation of ANPR camera solutions that read and store the number plates of any vehicles entering and exiting the car parks. To avoid any potential disruption and to keep costs low, wireless technology is used as a transmission medium for sending the images back to the stores, where they are stored. This solution meant that civil engineering works were not needed; power for the wireless radios and cameras is provided via existing car park lighting columns.

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