IPS Group and Barnacle Integration Released

August 27, 2019







IPS Group and Barnacle Integration Released




Barnacle Parking Enforcement has integrated their Enterprise Management System with the IPS Group Enforcement Management Solution. The new integration will support a rapidly expanding number of mutual clients across the globe.  With the integration complete, Barnacle can automatically query license plates for delinquent citations and then mark them paid.  The integration creates a seamless functionality, reducing workload for the parking enforcement officer and lessening administrative requirements for management.


Here’s how it works: The Barnacle Immobilization Solution suctions onto a vehicle’s windshield and blocks the driver’s vision, rendering the vehicle immobilized. Each device is GPS-equipped, sends real-time alerts, and allows for the violator to easily remove the device by paying online or over the phone. Barnacle provides payment processing and a 24/7 call center accessible to violators. The Barnacle Enterprise Management System (BEMS) is a comprehensive customer portal for management of the technology. BEMS provides GPS tracking, activity logs, deployment records, data reporting, inventory control, and access to the iOS/Android Enforcer native application.


With the IPS Group integration in effect, parking enforcement officers can type the license plate number into the deployment screen on the BEMS system or Enforcer App.  By querying The IPS Group Enforcement Management Solution, BEMS identifies all delinquent citations and creates a sum total to ensure the violator can pay as required. Once paid, BEMS communicates back to IPS Group to mark all respective citations as paid, thereby reducing the administrative workload on staff.


About the IPS Enforcement Management Solution: The platform provides real-time access to handle the entire citation lifecycle, including citation issuance, citation processing and delinquent collections. The ecosystem seamlessly integrates with existing parking technology, such as Single- and Multi-Space Smart Parking meters, Vehicle Detection Sensors, License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology, and pay-by-phone applications.

The platform includes a handheld citation writer and an Enforcement Management System that serves as a back office, web-based application that receives citation information from the enforcement device in real-time, tracking and monitoring all stages of the citation process. It also includes an online Public Portal that provides citizens convenient access to their citation information with the ability to pay, resolve or contest it online.


IPS Group: For over 20 years, IPS has delivered world-class solutions through its Fully-Integrated Smart Parking Platform, including Smart Single- and Multi-Space Meters, Pay Station Upgrade Kits, Enforcement and Permitting Solutions, Vehicle Detection Sensors, Mobile Applications, Smart Cash Collection Systems, hosted Data Management Software with Advanced Data Analytics, and more. Unlike some that promote surface-level integrated solutions with basic data sharing, IPS offers a deeply connected system built from the ground up with complete, system-wide control at your fingertips.


Barnacle:   Barnacle® Parking Enforcement was formed to modernize parking enforcement with a customer service-oriented technology that enhances compliance and collects on unpaid citations.  Barnacle has developed a patented solution that embeds mobile connectivity and online payment processing within consumer and enforcement friendly immobilization.  Barnacle is leveraging technology to improve process efficiencies and provide unmatched standards in terms of deployment, cost savings, and motorist satisfaction.  The platform is a fully integrated end-to-end solution for vehicle immobilization which includes Barnacle immobilization devices, payment processing, the Barnacle Enterprise Management Systems (BEMS), a 24/7 tier 2 call center, device deposit/recovery program, and remote motorist release.