TKH Security Obtains Additional Innovative Patent

December 05, 2022


TKH Security Obtains Additional Innovative Patent



Cheshire, CT – We are proud to announce TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has been recently granted an additional United States patent. In effect as of November 1, 2022, the patent is for systems and methods for identifying vehicles using wireless device identifiers.

“The new patent demonstrates our continuous innovative process. The R&D team consistently strives to improve our ability to uniquely detect vehicles in parking garages and surface lots.  I’m proud of their dedication and dynamic skillset,” said VP of Product Management Scott Dubois. “When combined with our M5 Smart-Sensor System, this technology provides the opportunity to further assist with decreasing the number of vehicle identification challenges asset owners and operators encounter on a daily basis.”

US Patent No. 11,488,471, which is part of TKH Security’s patent portfolio, has the potential to enhance TKH Security’s third generation smart-sensor for a camera based automated parking guidance system (APGS), the M5. This recognition reaffirms TKH Security’s proprietary technology as the world’s only patented camera-based APGS. In 2016, TKH Security originally established M4 as the parking industry’s first patented smart-sensor for camera based APGS.

“We’re pleased to receive the intellectual property protection the USPTO has granted us with the issuance of this patent. It provides us with the comfort that our inventions are protected. It also encourages us to invest more and continue to innovate, creating new solutions for our clients and prospects,” said North America General Manager Pete Messman.

TKH Security’s M5 Smart-Sensor camera-based APGS provides drivers the means to efficiently find an available parking space. Each smart-sensor can monitor up to six parking spaces simultaneously. The bright, red and green color-coded LED light on the smart-sensors instantly visually direct motorists to available spaces.  Reducing time to parking by up to 63%, the APGS helps drivers arrive to their destination quickly.

For owners and operators, the M5 contributes a wealth of data, ready for custom configuration, to assist with decision-making on the macro level and for day-to-day operations. The analytics and insights increase garage utilization and revenue maximizing. The crisp video feed provides Security personnel with an additional vantage point within the garage, specifically between vehicles where crime often occurs.  The smart sensor system can also provide vehicle identification, flexible specialized parking, and a competitive advantage.

About TKH Security

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With over 25 years of experience, we offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. We are always looking for innovative solutions for the market with a focus on creative, flexible and open architecture integration. Recently merging with seven companies (Park Assist, ParkEyes, Aasset Security, Flexsposure, Key Processor, Siqura, and VDG) TKH Security has a strong position in North America, Australia, Europe, and multiple offices all over the world. TKH Security is a member of TKH Group NV.