Parking permits can help you deter crime in your parking lot by controlling vehicle access and enforcing parking policies. Depending on the amount of vehicle traffic in your lot, your company’s parking policies, and the time of day vehicles are at your facility, there are numerous types of parking permits you can choose from.
Hanging Permits vs. Adhesive/Static Cling Vinyl Permits: Hanging parking permits easily hang from rear-view mirrors in basically any vehicle. There are different sizes of hanging parking permits, depending on if you want to ensure the permit does not block the drivers view. Because hanging permits are typically made of plastic, they may warp or melt in high temperatures. Therefore, it’s important to ensure the material is durable and protected from peeling or fading.
Adhesive vinyl and static cling permits stick or cling to windshields or windows in vehicles. Adhesive vinyl permits can also be put on bumpers and other areas of a vehicle as needed. As with hanging permits, it is important to ensure the permits you purchase are weather-resistant and will not fade or warp in high temperatures.
Reflective vs. Non-Reflective: Most parking permits are non-reflective, but in some instances a reflective parking permit may be advantageous. If your facility has a lot of night or early morning traffic, a reflective permit will allow for easy identification in dimly lit areas.
Numbered vs. Unnumbered: You can also choose parking permits that have numbering. Numbering allows you to effectively keep track of individual vehicles and who is tied to each parking permit. This can help if there is a security issue or accident and you need to know which vehicle belongs to which individual. Also, if your facility has a registration process for parking permits, numbering is the great way to track and assign parking areas.
So if you’re thinking about adding permits to your parking lot security system or ordering new parking permits, take time to consider different options to find the best fit for your company.
Posted by: Christie