Park Assist bags Parking Guidance System contract for King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Park Assist, part of TKH Security, has been awarded the Parking Guidance System (PGS) contract for King Faisal Specialist Hospital’s Biotech Wing, Phase 2.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a tertiary referral hospital, offering highly specialized inpatient and outpatient medical care. An avid participant in many clinical and research studies, it is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences, and Genetic Diseases.
The hospital handles around 10,0000 outpatient visits each year and houses over 1,600 beds with 28 health outreach centers. It has a staff of over 1,000 doctors with more than 13,500 total employees. As one of the busiest and most well-known hospitals in the Kingdom, TKH Security (Park Assist) will install its M4 smart-sensor system to ensure that all staff and visitors parking at the facility can locate an available space with ease.
In 2013, KFSH&RC was TKH Security’s (Park Assist) first parking project in MENA and the first camera-based PGS deployment in the region. This project will be an extension of the M4 deployment in the Biotech Phase 1 garage, installed in 2017. Due to TKH Security’s (Park Assist) brand recognition, superior technology, and previous success with this client, KFSH&RC chose to utilize this same technology for Phase 2 of the Biotech project. This will be TKH Security’s (Park Assist) fourth installation at the hospital, bringing the total monitored bays at the site to over 3,400 bays.
KFSH&RC will use this PGS to quickly steer visitors to available parking spaces. Upon entry, the patented, camera-based technology guides parkers using color-coded smart sensors. The smart sensor’s LED lights are triggered to change from red to green when spaces become available, quickly directing them to vacant parking bays, saving them valuable time, and providing a more efficient parking journey.
This PGS will also utilize the Park Finder software module, included in the Biotech, Phase 1 project. With the Find Your Car locator feature in Park Finder, parkers simply enter their license plate number in the system. In seconds, it scours a database of currently parked vehicles — identified through integrated License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology. This advanced vehicle locator pinpoints each customer’s car and directs them to its exact location, removing unnecessary stress as they exit the facility.
“TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) is excited to be working on the next phase of this project with such a prestigious client, further exemplifying our long-term commitment to our products and clients,” said Adam Fitzgerald, Regional Account Manager – MENA.
Partnering with Easy Park, this installation will begin in Q1 2021 and is slated for completion by Q2 2021.