To prevent abuse of the short-stay parking bays, the University College Ghent required an accurate solution to monitor the parking occupancy in real-time. Parking Project Solutions (PPS) installed Nedap’s smart parking sensors in each bay of this specific zone. The real-time data that is provided by this solution enables the university to closely monitor the usage and, if necessary, take regulatory action.

The University College Ghent offers students an international learning environment with a wide variety of higher education level studies. The university is a modern urban university college conveniently located throughout the Belgian city of Ghent.

Short-stay parking

The parking zone of this installation was created specifically for short-stay parking. The University College Ghent required a solution that could help them to easily monitor the occupancy of the parking spaces in this zone.

Nedap’s smart parking sensors are characterized by very high accuracy. The double technology sensors offer accurate data of parking occupancy detection, which is extremely important in any enforcement application.

Real-time monitoring

By implementing Nedap’s parking sensor system SENSIT, Parking Project Solutions (PPS) was able to offer the University College Ghent a complete solution. Nedap’s SENSIT consists of smart parking sensors that detect in real-time whether or not the individual parking bays in the parking zone of the university are occupied and how long they have been occupied.

Thanks to this solution, the University College Ghent can now closely monitor the usage of the short-stay parking bays. If vehicles exceed their maximum parking duration limit, the university can take regulatory action.

Effective control of parking spaces

“The short-stay parking spaces were equipped with a SENSIT sensor. Thanks to the built-in overstay configuration of the SENSIT Interface Software, effective control of these parking spaces is possible. without additional staff, hardware or external software. This combined Nedap and PPS solution is one with high quality, and has proven to be very effective. In addition, the solution is cost-efficient,” says Erik Demets of PPS.

 “Hogeschool Gent was able to count on the expertise of PPS to implement a specific solution with Nedap products to monitor the parking duration of the short-term parking zone on the Schoonmeersen campus online. This solution offers the manager of the car park a useful tool to maintain compliance with the parking regulations of Hogeschool Gent,” says Rudi De Vierman, Facility Manager at the University College Ghent.