Videalert announces strategic partnership with Parkius as part of pan European growth strategy
- April 2, 2019 6:17 pm
- Categorised in: News
Videalert, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with PARKIUS, formerly known as Agendum, the Netherlands-based developer of digital enforcement solutions that make the compliance process more efficient and productive. Together, the two companies will enable councils to dramatically increase the efficiency and productivity of their parking departments. The joint Videalert and PARKIUS solution for ANPR based parking enforcement is being deployed at the London Borough of Richmond and one other London borough imminently.
“We are pleased to be partnering with PARKIUS as the company shares our approach to developing the latest cutting-edge technologies to help local authorities and their outsourced enforcement partners to achieve significant increases in productivity and efficiency,” commented Videalert. “We will be co-operating on a pan-European basis which signals the next stage of our strategic growth plan to gain a foothold in other markets.”
PARKIUS has tightly integrated its solutions with Videalert’s multi-purpose mobile enforcement vehicles (MEVs) which are equipped with the latest digital ONVIF-compliant HD cameras and a complete suite of traffic management, enforcement and monitoring software. The vehicles can achieve superior capture rates of up to 98% with just a single pass at normal road speeds to deliver significant productivity increases in a range of additional parking and traffic analysis applications.
Digital parking enforcement is a key market for this new breed of multi-purpose MEVs which can scan the VRMs of parked vehicles and transmit captured data to the PARKIUS platform where it is compared with the parking rights database to identify every instance of unpaid or illegal parking. Whenever a vehicle without a parking right is spotted, an alert is sent to handheld devices carried by civil enforcement officers (CEOs), detailing the make and model, VRM and location, so a penalty charge notice (PCN) can be immediately issued in person. In other European countries, legislation permitting, the PCN can be automatically issued without requiring the services of a CEO.
According to Peter van Oorschot, International Sales Director of PARKIUS: “This partnership with Videalert underlines our ambition to provide end-to-end parking enforcement solutions to the UK market and beyond. It gives councils access to over 10 years’ combined experience in the implementation of proven technologies that reduce costs and increase productivity.”
The data provided by Videalert and PARKIUS equipped MEVs also delivers comprehensive and detailed insights on the performance of the enforcement process, parking behaviour and the extent to which council objectives are being met. The PARKIUS platform also generates specific work assignments for parking departments to ensure that CEOs and MEVs are deployed where enforcement is most needed.