Walker Does Contactless from A to Z
Looking to reduce points of physical contact for patrons of your garage? Want to convert your valet operation to a fully contactless experience?
Walker Consultants can prepare a top-to-bottom plan to enhance your customers’ safety, from payment technology to structural retrofits.
The current reduction in parking demand presents the opportunity to retrofit your garage in a fast and cost-effective manner. Contact us today to learn about options for your facility:
- Geoffrey Posluszny, CPP (Charlotte, NC)
- Erik Nelson, PCIP (Chicago, IL)
- Charles Hammond, PE, SE (Austin, TX)
Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS)
Access and revenue controls systems are traditionally high-touch areas, but Walker is well-versed in technology that can reduce or eliminate these points of contact.
Totally contact-free payment, entry, and exit can be accomplished with License Plate Recognition (LPR) and QR/barcode technology, combined with advance reservations and touchless ticket issuing.
Visitors without reservations can still pay using their mobile device instead of a traditional pay station. Touch points on payment kiosks can be reduced with the use of contactless credit card readers.
Elevator and Stair Upgrades
Elevators and stairs are another high-touch area, but Walker can design retrofits to reduce and eliminate points of contact. Touchless elevator panels operate by simply putting your finger close to the button rather than touching it. Elevator software can be reconfigured to minimize the number of people using the elevator at one time.
Adding social distance markings on the floor in front of and inside elevators can remind customers to keep their distance while waiting and riding. Doors at elevator lobbies can be removed or converted to motion-activated doors.
Where possible, stairways can be converted to one-way traffic. Another option is to configure stair/elevator pairs with an elevator one-way for people going up, and stairs one-way going down.
Installing touchless hand sanitizing dispenser stations in common areas such as at elevators and entrances/exits could also provide an opportunity to mitigate cross-infection.
Dedicated Entrances/Exits and Floors at Hospitals
At locations where contagious people could be coming in for treatment, specific floors or areas could be dedicated to keep potentially ill customers away from staff and other visitors. Automated parking guidance systems can also be configured to direct these customers to park in certain areas.
HVAC systems in elevators and elevator lobbies can be fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to quickly filter and exchange the air to minimize airborne spread of a virus. Air sanitization options are also available.
Signs to remind customers to practice social distancing and to wear masks are a cost-effective way to mitigate the spread of viruses.
Get In Touch Today
Ready to go contactless at your facility? Contact us today to discuss your options: