While it may generally be true that people will patronize a parking lot as long as it is near their destination, it cannot be this way all the time. The fact remains: location is not the only thing car owners consider when deciding where to park their cars.
An overall good parking system is definitely an asset to any establishment. Parking isn’t very easy to maintain. Everyday it is filled with people who have different personalities, some decent enough to go by the rules while some have the patience of a kid facing a cookie jar.
Be sure you have a good operational plan to keep order in the area. Car owners would want to be informed about directions, available space, etc. For this, digital signage will surely be a big help. Be sure there is a parking lot LED sign in every critical spot for the people to see.
If indoors, sufficient lighting is definitely a must. Basement level parking lots, for example, need an ample amount of lighting to help car owners with directions and in finding available slots. Of course LED technology is a big aid on this one as it is the wiser choice for lighting, far above fluorescent and incandescent.
Car theft is rampant in many areas in the United States. Just because your place has a low level of car theft doesn’t meant you won’t uphold safety measures. Security cameras and a good theft prevention plan should be a priority. You may have a large parking area but if you have poor security system, then car owners will surely give it a pass. Many parking lots utilize metal detectors and other gadgets as well as canines to improve their security.
A good smile from a parking attendant or security personnel could cheer up a seemingly bad day. People despise dealing with impolite staff so it would be good to train them about customer service.
It’s quite funny how some people still underestimate the effects of digital signs. The parking lot is certainly one place that can benefit from LED signage.