Finding a safe and ample space for a car has always been a problem for practically all motorists in Metro Manila.
On weekends, when half of the population decides to go the mall, one spends half an hour or so waiting for a space to clear out.
With the increasing number of vehicles on the road, more people will realize that a car park is a precious piece of real estate. Emicor Incorporated, distributors of the Smart Parking technology is offering an alternative solution to our parking woes.
Created by Korean firm DongYang PC, Smart Parking has been providing practical and intelligent solutions Worldwide for years. Suitable for areas with existing structures and limited parking spaces, Smart Parking will only require a minimal space equivalent to two parking slots or 32 square meters. Ingress and egress is not a problem due to an optional electric turntable that can be installed in five days, which includes machine calibration, testing and personnel operation training.
"The unit itself is 100 percent made in Korea, apart from the motor which is made in Germany. Smart Parking carries a 10-year warranty with a lifespan of 25 years," explains Gilbert Pinuela, Head of Parking Solutions for Emicor Inc.
Smart Paking is a technology that has been in use in countries like Japan, Singapore, the United States, Korea and Europe for years now. The smallest unit can hold six sedans. This parking unit can also accommodate 12 SUVs.
"An exterior canopy and façade cladding are also available and it can be customized depending on the client," adds Pinuela. They also have optional parking for private garages which can hold two to four cars depending on the size of the garage. There have been cases where sports cars were saved from flooding due to a built-in sensor that comes with the parking unit. Once the sensor detects water, it will automatically rise by a few meters up to its maximum height. "A client waas able to save his expensive sports car which was parked in his basement," adds Pinuela.
Other advantages of Smart Parking include maximizing limited space; security against theft; sturdy structure that can withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake and 250kph winds; quick installation in a matter of days and environment friendly. According Pinuela, there are buildings in the country which are already equipped with the Smart Parking system. Among them "hospitals, condominiums and automotive factories to name a few," he says.