Whether you own an apartment building, office building or you just want to keep your parking space free of unwelcome visitors, then you need to look at the different parking barriers available on the market today.
There is a choice available, though each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Ideally you want a solution that will restrict visitors from parking in bays not allocated for them, eliminating the risk of the parking bay owner arriving only to find there isn't anywhere for them to put their vehicle.
One of the most frustrating things apartment owners, tenants and office tenants find is that people visiting in their local area take advantage of their parking space, reducing how far they have to walk. This is one of the most frustrating experiences when you come home after a long day at work and can't even put your car in your own parking space.
Many buildings have installed remote-controlled building entry, which only enables those with a remote control to drive into the parking area and put their car in their own bay. While this has proved successful in most instances, there are still those within the building that will allow friends to park in the building, taking up someone else's bay.
If you are one of those people who spend their time writing on other driver's wind screens and leaving notes on stranger's cars, because they have taken your space again, then you need to speak to your building manager to come up with an alternate solution.
One of the methods introduced by many buildings throughout the world was individual parking barriers. These require vehicle owners to get out of their vehicle, lowering the barrier and then enabling to drive into their bay with ease. The gates lock in place with a key system or padlock, reducing the risk of anyone else stealing the bay.
Of course these parking barriers come with their fair share of disadvantages, including driver safety. The driver has to exit the vehicle to lower the gate, this gives room for car theft, especially when drivers leave their keys in their vehicle. This is on older buildings and is already being replaced by modern options to make sure drivers are safe each time.
Then there are the remote-controlled parking barriers, which are placed on each person parking bay, such as the parking systems. These barriers used a high range infrared remote control which lowers the gate as the driver drives up to their bay. It eliminates the risk of the driver having to get out of the vehicle, while keeping the bay vehicle free from unwelcome drivers.
These offer a host of advantages including the fact they give driver safety and they effective in pricing.
It is advisable to do your research before grasping any of these parking barriers. In some cases landlords or building owners need to give approval for personal parking barriers, so this is something that you need to keep in mind.
If it gets approved, make sure you discuss your options with the building owners, showing them photographs of the product you want to use. This way you can place the order and have it installed without having to remove it because you didn't go through the proper channels.
Finally, only buy from a reputable company that offers a reliable parking solution to meet your needs, whether you're looking to protect your bay at home or at the office. Many landlords are understanding about the situation you find yourself in on a regular basis when visitors steal your bay for their own convenience.
By Natalie Ayash