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YVR and Concord Parking Re-Launch jetSet Valet

May 25, 2023





YVR and Concord Parking Re-Launch jetSet Valet




With Covid-19 travel restrictions easing throughout the world, the air travel industry has seen demand steadily increase, reaching near pre-pandemic levels. That increase has also had a positive impact on airport parking operations. With this, Concord Parking is pleased to announce that after a two-year suspension of service due to the pandemic, its YVR jetSet Valet service is back up and running.

YVR’s jetSet Valet service was initially launched in March 2019, and quickly became a first-choice parking option for travelers. With amenities such as vehicle readiness, luggage assistance, and shuttle service, jetSet Valet is the perfect option for those seeking the personal touch and convenience of a premium airport valet service.

“It was an incredible experience to partner with the YVR team from inception to reality,” said Steven Sall, Concord Parking’s Operations Manager. “As the first block parking operation at this scale in North America, we traveled to the UK with our client to learn from the best in the industry to develop the most efficient service and technology.”

Within the first few months, jetSet Valet quickly reached its peak capacity of 2,900 vehicles under care. During busy holiday periods, Concord’s team of professional valets greeted and assisted over 350 departing travelers each day. Utilizing “best in class” valet management software from industry leader ParkIT, Concord’s valet staff has the necessary tools to ensure the high expectations of customers are always met.

“Our hardworking and dedicated Concord team takes pride in serving customers travelling to all corners of the world in the fast-paced airport environment. With over 600 car and key movements a day, there’s a real sense of synergy and collaboration that makes this operation run smoothly. We’re committed to providing our customers with a stress-free parking experience, and our employees are a key part of that commitment,” Sall added.

YVR and Concord Parking’s team of 40 dedicated jetSet valet staff look forward continuing the process of establishing jetSet Valet one as North America’s premier airport valet services.


About Concord Parking Ltd.

Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Concord Parking provides a complete range of parking management services across Canada and the USA. We utilize License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combined with our proprietary cloud-based permitting solution to provide effective permitting and enforcement services to airports, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and both commercial and residential properties. Our modular solution, Concord CTRL, streamlines the parking management process and allows our clients to choose only the components they require. Concord Parking is a division of the Paladin Security Group which employs more than 20,000 employees across 68 offices in 9 provinces and 25 states in North America.

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Pivot Parking Announces New Executive Vice President

May 23, 2023

Pivot Parking Announces New Executive Vice President




Charlotte, NC – Pivot Parking is proud to announce the addition of industry veteran, Gary Means, to their growing team. Means will serve as Executive Vice President of Municipal and Commercial, focusing on territory growth and the development and implementation of new technologies to benefit parking clients and end users.

“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to join the talented team at Pivot Parking and help build on the firm foundation that Scott Diggs, Paul Adkison, Tina Reid and Brandon Lauterbach have established,” said Means. “Our shared vision of delivering superior service to our clients and customers will always be front of mind as we continue to grow across the Southeast and the greater United States.”

Means will be transitioning from his position as the Executive Director of the Lexington Parking Authority where, over his sixteen-year tenure, he guided the organization through more than $15 million in capital advancements including structural and safety improvements as well as software and hardware upgrades. Under his leadership, the Authority won multiple awards and achieved designation as an Accredited Parking Organization in 2017.

Means is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) and serves as Chair of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Board of Directors. He will play an integral part in the upcoming IPMI Parking and Mobility Conference and Expo beginning June 11 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prior to joining the Lexington Parking Authority, Means oversaw Central Parking System of Kentucky, Inc. as General Manager where he managed over 100 employees and 50 locations. He increased their bottom line by 48% in his first three years and added thirteen new properties. Means is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He and his wife Melissa have two children and three grandchildren.

About Pivot Parking

Co-founded by parking industry veteran, Scott Diggs, and serial entrepreneur, Paul Adkison, Pivot Parking is one of the fastest growing parking companies in the United States. Along with Executive Vice Presidents and Co-founders, Tina Reid and Brandon Lauterbach, the company has over 90 years of experience boasting 100% customer retention, parking over 25,000 cars per day and handling over nine million transactions each year.

Park Fast…Park Easy…Park Smart. Learn more at Pivot Parking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Co-X Holdings, a private equity firm co-founded by Paul Adkison and Scott Diggs.

Amano McGann Announces New Northern California Operations Manager

May 22, 2023




Amano McGann Announces New Northern California Operations Manager




May 22, 2023 –  Sacramento, CA – Amano McGann, the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is delighted to announce Victoria McCoy as the new Operations Manager for Amano McGann’s Northern California Branches. She will manage all Nothern California Branch activities and create efficiencies to hit their strategic goals.

Mike Briggs, Vice President of Operations at Amano McGann said, “We are so happy to have Victoria join our Northern California team. Victoria has many years of operational experience with an emphasis on training and customer service.” He continues, “These strengths, and Victoria’s overall operational talents, will be a huge factor in taking our Sacramento and San Leandro branches to the next level, and beyond.”

Victoria McCoy comes to Amano McGann with over two decades of operations and continuous improvement experience. Prior to joining the parking industry, McCoy worked with IAA, a leading global digital marketplace that connects vehicle buyers and sellers. She received her bachelor’s degree in business management from California State University Sacramento and earned a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. In her free time, McCoy enjoys the outdoors, hiking and taking advantage of California’s beautiful lakes and rivers.

McCoy said, “I am excited to join the team at Amano McGann. I look forward to working closely with my collogues to deliver outstanding service to our customers along with the innovative solutions of this organization.”

About Amano McGann 

Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an authorized distribution network and provides a level of service and experienced unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit

Contact: Sabrina Amerson



TIBA Parking Systems LTD. Launch the X60 and SPARK platform in Israel

May 16, 2023



TIBA Parking Systems LTD. Launch the X60 and SPARK platform in Israel




Petach Tikvah, Israel, May 10, 2023 – TIBA Parking Systems company of FAAC Technologies, a global Parking andRevenue Control Systems (PARCS) development company announces the launch of X60 hardware product line,that is complemented by homegrown enhanced legacy Smart Park as well as all new native cloud SPARK software platforms in Israel.

For over 30 years, TIBA has provided innovative solutions for parking operators and owners, through reliable products that are easy to install, commission and maintain, and provide the best return on investment and lowestcost of ownership in the industry. The TIBA X60 hardware is an embedded proprietary controller-based, OS Less solution that encompasses the latest technologies including robust field-proven components such as touch screen,integrated SIP on board intercom and pin hole camera, voice annunciator, printer, barcode scanners, bill validators, andmuch more. The TIBA solution is highly customizable thus can support a tailor-made configuration for the needs of the different garages and use cases. The X60 platform as well as the all new SPARK cloud platform are backward compatible to our existing install base, thus allowing our customers to evolve into the new product line.

Since 2020, TIBA has been successfully deploying the X60 product line in USA, Australia, and additional territories around the world: parking operators benefit from its flexible solutions coupled with TIBA native cloudSPARK platform, the enhanced legacy Smart Park software, as well as a wide variety of third-party supplier integrationswith complementary hardware and software solutions. “With hundreds of garages and cloud tenants already deployed inother global territories, installations in Israel will be seamless and backed by a proven track record to our customers” says Luca Cervato, Parking BU Director at FAAC Technologies. “With TIBA originating in Israel and influencing thelocal market together with our distributors, valued customers, local leadership and development center, the Parking BU of FAAC Technologies is committed and geared to maintain our preeminence in the Israeli market as well as evolving neighboring territories”.

We are proud to have the TIBA product lines developed in Israel and tailored to both the local and the international markets: our agile solutions, reliability and extremely fast architecture allow for the engaged parking experience. Our all-new native cloud SPARK platform and mobile phone SPARK application grant full control and ease of management for the garage owners and operators. The local Israeli market characteristics, our strong relationship with the market leaders and committed operational and service excellence in the country will enable our quick and successful deployments already underway” says Ilan Lev, General Manager of TIBA Israel. We strive to not onlyserve but also protect our customers’ investments in the TIBA solution, and we do that by continuing to invest and develop new features and capabilities in our platform, while maintaining backward compatibility to our legacy installations: our new X60 platform and cloud solutions are backward compatible to our legacy product lines installed in the field, allowing our valued customers to use their TIBA systems and maintain continuity of their business while gradually migrating to the new offering.”

TIBA supports customers in Israel and around the world in all segments of the parking industry: airports, large campuses, multi-use parking complexes, governmental solutions for the smart city and congestion control, automated robotic parking, healthcare and hospitals, education and universities, hotels, hospitality, and much more. TIBA flexible and reliable solutions architecture allows for unique solutions to support the different verticals with tailor fit solutions.

About TIBA


TIBA Parking Systems, a company of FAAC Technologies is a preeminent leader of solutions for the parking andmobility industry. With the most advanced and flexible systems, TIBA products are scalable, reliable, and user-friendly. TIBA is committed to an “Engaged Parking Experience” through a focus on superior products, providing the industry’s most configurable solutions, and delivering a first-rate customer success partnership. TIBA’s flexible cloud architecture enables parking operators to leverage technology and market trends and unlock new revenueopportunities. TIBA serves parking operators and owners both directly and through an extensive network of value-added resellers. Visit to learn more.


About FAAC Technologies


FAAC Technologies is one of the leading international players in the access automation and control business in both the residential and industrial sectors. The executive headquarters, the technological and managerial heart, are located in Bologna, Italy, but the group boasts a huge presence abroad, where it develops most of its business with both production sites and commercial premises. Established in Bologna in 1965 thanks to the forward-thinking intuition of its founder Giuseppe Manini, FAAC Technologies is today an international group led by a consolidated andhighly motivated management team, which operates through 53 legal entities present in 29 countries distributed across 5 continents, and over 3,600 employees.


Forward-looking statements


The information included in this press release contains, or may be deemed to contain, forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). Saidforward-looking statements. Subject to uncertainties and assumptions and the actual results may materially differ. Allforward- looking statements in this press release are based on information available to TIBA Parking Systems on the datehereof. All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to TIBA Parking Systems are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referred to above. TIBA Parking Systems does not intend to update these forward-lookingstatements.

Transition in leadership heralds a new chapter for WPS US: Michael Lapidus, Executive President WPS

May 08, 2023




Transition in leadership heralds a new chapter for WPS US

Michael Lapidus, Executive President WPS



Eldbersburg, MD – WPS US, a leading provider of parking management solutions, announced today that its President, Ira Powers, will be stepping down from his position for personal reasons. While the company is saddened by his departure, they fully support his decision and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Effective May 1, 2023, the leadership of WPS US will be transferred to the current Executive Vice President, Michael Lapidus. Michael has been an essential member of the organization for several years, holding various leadership roles both within the company and throughout the industry.

In his new role as President of WPS US, Michael will bring his extensive experience and knowledge of the parking industry to continue the company’s success. Michael has always prioritized values that benefit and empower customers and partners, making him an ideal candidate to lead the organization.

Erik Stronk, CEO at WPS: “We are excited about Michael leading WPS US as our President. We believe that his innovative ideas, strategic vision, and strong business acumen will continue to grow and improve WPS US in the years to come. With his leadership, we are confident that we will continue to thrive as an organization.’’

Michael Lapidus, President at WPS US: ‘’ Over the past three years, WPS has proven to be an exceptional workplace, and I am thrilled to embark on a new role within the organization. It is an honor to be part of such an amazing company and look forward to experiencing the new heights

WPS US can reach with my team as I grow into this new position. As a unified team, WPS US is dedicated to enhancing our products and services to meet our customers’ evolving demands. With my leadership abilities and our team’s talents and commitment, I am confident that we will realize the company’s long-term vision and continue to provide our clients with reliable, cutting-edge parking solutions designed for today’s connected world and beyond. I am grateful to WPS for this tremendous opportunity and look forward to this next chapter in my professional journey.’’

The company would like to take this opportunity to thank Ira Powers for his significant contributions to WPS and the industry. WPS US wishes him much success in all his future endeavors.

Please join WPS US in congratulating Michael Lapidus on his new role and supporting him as he leads the organization in this exciting new chapter.

About WPS Group:

Since its establishment in 1985, WPS Parking Solutions has grown from a local Dutch provider of parking systems into one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based automated parking solutions. WPS’ mission is to create smart, reliable and future-proof parking solutions that are designed for today’s and tomorrow’s connected world.

Parker Technology Unveils New Branding to Reflect its Evolution as a Tech-Led Services Company

May 08, 2023




Parker Technology Unveils New Branding to Reflect its Evolution as a Tech-Led Services Company



Indianapolis, IN – May 8th, 2023: Parker Technology unveiled a new brand campaign last quarter, as a reflection of the company’s transformation over the last several years to a technology-led services company, reliant on both people and technology to deliver an excellent customer experience. Parker will continue investing in its high-quality service and will continue driving innovation into its software platform, all to be more valuable to its customers and to bridge the gap between parkers and parking automation when there is confusion or issues arise. Parker’s new look and feel are representative of its commitment to innovation and vision of being the industry’s customer experience solution of choice.


Following the re-launch of its software platform (Delta) in 2020, Parker Technology shifted its focus from solely providing intercom call center service, to licensing its software platform to other parking call centers that needed a workflow management platform, as well as, providing hybrid service for parking operators who wanted to answer their own calls part-time and roll-over calls to Parker’s customer care center part-time. Additionally, because of the enhancements provided with the re-launch of Delta, Parker has released several new innovations: API integrations with FLASH, TIBA, Ocra and Amano ONE, a suite of mobile products (Mobile Queue and Mobile Endpoint) and Translation and Text-to-Pay feature functionality.


“The past several years at Parker Technology have been really exciting. We’ve experienced tremendous growth, made significant enhancements to our software platform, and made a name for ourselves in the parking industry. An integral part of our company’s DNA is to continue evolving how we provide value for our customers, work with partners and position ourselves in the industry. With several big technological innovations on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect time to implement this brand refresh,” said Heidi Barber, VP of Marketing at Parker Technology.


The brand refresh was officially released at Parking Industry Expo the week of March 27th and has since been incorporated into all aspects of Parker Technology’s marketing strategy.


Elements of Parker Technology’s brand refresh include:


  • New Logo: As one of the most recognizable and representative elements of the brand, it was long-overdue for Parker’s logo to get a refresh. The new logo features a subtle “P” and “T.” This not only depicts Parker Technology, but it also represents the fusion of both people + technology as integral parts of the Parker Technology solution.


  • New Brand Colors: In addition to the logo, the colors have been altered slightly, with the shift from the bright sky-blue accent to a more muted grey-blue, depicting maturity and trust. Additionally, orange is no longer part of the color-palette. Instead, neutrals (white and dark grey) are used to evoke quality, neutrality, and authenticity.


  • New Domain: To mitigate any confusion around the company’s identity, the website domain has also changed to match the company’s name:


  • New Mission Statement: To optimize customer experience and revenue for our clients, and their customers, by providing a workflow platform and outsourced exception handling to manage operations more efficiently.



Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently, according to tailored facility business rules. Parker helps its clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks and providing data and insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at



PR Contact: Anja Reese


Parkopedia expands partnership and global parking services across Europe and North America

May 03, 2023

Parkopedia expands partnership and global parking services across Europe and North America




  • Parkopedia builds upon its global parking service partnership with Mercedes-Benz AG, which dates back to 2018
  • Parkopedia in-car parking reservations are now available in models with the automaker’s ‘MBUX’ infotainment system in over 5000 locations in North America
  • Parkopedia on-demand parking payments are now available across 14 European countries, with reservations possible in four countries
  • Drivers also receive Parkopedia’s market-leading on- and off-street parking data including dynamic availability predictions


03 May 2023 – London, UK / Stuttgart, Germany — Parkopedia’s parking reservation and payment services are now available in Mercedes-Benz models across more than 5000 locations in North America. The automaker’s latest ‘MBUX’ infotainment system uses Parkopedia data and in-car payment technology to simplify the process of finding, reserving and paying for parking and to provide desirable software features to North American customers, ensuring a seamless behind-the-wheel experience. This builds upon the companies’ long-standing relationship, which dates back to 2018 and continues to form part of the automaker’s market-leading ‘digital experience’, offering its drivers personalised in-car services and top-end luxury.

Drivers can access Parkopedia parking information directly through their infotainment system, covering everything from parking opening times and restrictions, to costs and height restrictions. The new head unit provides improved parking search functionality and makes it easy to locate suitable parking close to points of interest or a vehicle’s current location, offering drivers the greatest possible convenience.

In Europe, Mercedes-Benz drivers can also now pay for parking in 14 countries, following the successful initial launch with Parkopedia. Included countries for on-demand payments are Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Slovenia. Meanwhile, parking reservations can be made in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium.

The automaker’s latest infotainment system seamlessly integrates Parkopedia parking data, dynamic availability predictions and in-car transactions, enabling drivers to easily find, reserve and navigate to suitable parking locations and pay from the comfort of their vehicle. Motorists can search for specific parking locations or browse through nearby car parks to their end destination with recent searches and relevant parking details displayed on-screen to assist in making informed parking decisions.

Drivers can also pre-book parking before a trip by selecting applicable parking locations and reserving a space via the infotainment system. The system enables motorists to select check-in and check-out times, view the total cost and confirm their booking, at which point drivers will be sent a QR code to scan when arriving at the car park to gain entry in the absence of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

Markus Dohl, VP of Sales & Business Development Europe at Parkopedia, said: “Parkopedia and Mercedes-Benz have a well-established and successful global partnership spanning over half a decade. We are pleased to bebuilding upon this further with the latest roll-out of desirable connected parking services into North America and expanding our coverage in Europe.


About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organisations and millions of drivers around the world. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel and tolls across 90 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit for more information.

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland Marketing Director

T: +44(0)7838219129


EY Announces George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award Finalist

May 02, 2023



EY Announces George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub

as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award Finalist




Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures




Dallas, TX – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Yearis one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growthcompanies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.


Baker was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration ofbuilding long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions andattributes.


“I am thrilled to receive this honor from the team at Ernst & Young, one of America’s most respected organizations,” saidBaker. “This recognition is a testament to the ongoing innovation and resilience of our incredible team at ParkHub, the enthusiasm of our strategic partners, and the loyalty of our amazing clients.”


Founded by Baker in 2010, ParkHub is known as the industry leader in parking technology solutions. The company integrates contactless payment devices and business intelligence, along with automated yield management and other toolsto empower real-time decision making and long-term business optimization for parking operations, as well as a dramatically improved guest experience. The company partners with parking operators and venue managers in sports & entertainment, commercial real estate, municipalities, and parks & recreation.


Regional award winners will be announced on June 24, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at theannual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.


The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US sinceits inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries aroundthe world.



Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsorsPNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Southwest, sponsors also include Platinum sponsors Colliers International, Donnelly Financial Solutions and Haynes and Boone LLP, Gold sponsor RoachHoward Smith & Barton, and Silver sponsors D CEO and The Slate.


About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. Itcelebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. Visit

About EY Private

As Advisors to the ambitious™, EY Private professionals possess the experience and passion to support privatebusinesses and their owners in unlocking the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private teams offer distinct insights born from the long EY history of working with business owners and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of privateenterprises including private capital managers and investors and the portfolio businesses they fund, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Visit

About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and buildtrust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and helpclients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to findnew answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does notprovide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via EY member firms do not practice lawwhere prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit


ParkHub is optimizing the world’s journeys by providing cutting-edge enterprise technology to support the global parkingindustry. The company’s products offer contactless payment options, real-time operational data, robust performance analytics, and leading integrations with ticketing, parking reservation providers, and PARCS hardware. For moreinformation, visit

Media Contact

Brian Castle

Marketing & Communications 919.360.9690

The New Face of Amano McGann’s Pacific Northwest Branch

May 02, 2023




The New Face of Amano McGann’s Pacific Northwest Branch




May 2, 2023 –  Seattle, WA – Amano McGann, the leading provider of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) in North America, is pleased to announce Chad Bridwell as the new Market Leader for the Pacific Northwest. Stationed in Seattle, WA, Bridwell is responsible for all sales, account management, and operations for Seattle and surrounding markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chad to our team,” says Chris Dix, Regional Sales Director for Amano McGann. “His extensive background in technology and consulting services, combined with his customer-centric approach, will be invaluable to building our presence in Seattle and the surrounding region.”

Chad Bridwell has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, business development, and marketing at startups in North America and Europe. He comes to Amano McGann from his own consulting business that opened in 2018. Bridwell holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and enjoys spending time with his family, photography, and is an active community member.

“I’m thrilled to join the Amano McGann team. The simplicity and scalability of the new Amano ONE product helped win me over,” said Bridwell. “The Cloud is connecting to every industry and opening new opportunities for business around the world; parking is no exception. The Pacific Northwest is rapidly growing, and I look forward to a successful future working with our clients and the Amano McGann team in this new journey ahead.” Dix continues, “His impact will be immediately felt; both in working with our existing clients as well as ushering in a new generation of client partners through our game-changing Amano ONE platform.”

New, existing, and potential clients in the Pacific Northwest can reach Chad Bridwell with the following contact information:

Ph. (206) 858-1278

About Amano McGann 

Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an authorized distribution network and provides a level of service and experienced unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit

Contact: Sabrina Amerson



Protecting Customers and Staff: Addressing Security Concerns in Parking Garages

April 27, 2023




Protecting Customers and Staff: Addressing Security Concerns in Parking Garages



CHESHIRE, CT – April 27, 2023 – A business is presumed to be a safe place to shop, dine, enjoy entertainment, work, etc. For customers and staff, encountering violence isn’t necessarily on their mind. Over the last few years, the number of assaults occurring in parking garages has increased. According to the FBI, parking garages are the third most common location for assaults.

Safety and Security Concerns 
With the increase in news articles highlighting attacks in parking garages, garage safety should be a top priority for facilities and campuses. Especially at night, customers and staff are more vulnerable to attacks, specifically in areas that are devoid of potential witnesses. According to the FBI, crime is more likely to happen in the middle of the night.

Is it possible to reduce the fears of persons who use these infrastructures? Yes. A solution is available with specialized technology that combines parking guidance with a state-of-the-art security system.

Risks and Solutions: Managing Security in Parking Garages
Knowing the data and reading the stories are clear indicators parking structure safety is essential. Fortunately, TKH Security (formerly Park Assist) has created unprecedented sitewide surveillance and advanced parking guidance within a single system.

Camera-Based Technology
The Park Assist solution uses camera-based smart sensors to detect space availability, and since the cameras are spaced evenly, it drastically improves visibility and security in the parking garage. Instead of only having visibility in stairwells and elevators, these parking structures would have smart sensors placed at every third parking spot with cameras on two sides of each sensor. The sensor placement provides visibility for up to 6 spaces, including between vehicles, significantly increasing the number of areas visible via HD real time monitoring.

Video On Demand
The autonomous, camera-based smart sensors stream HD video to the central database. Since these cameras capture footage 24/7, your facility can perform real-time monitoring of occupancy and activity with interactive dashboards using live data. The Park View Surveillance add-on software module can capture streaming video when motion is detected or continuously. By being able to monitor multiple areas at once, you can be on the lookout for suspicious activity in a more efficient way than ever before. Plus, since recordings can be saved up to 90 days, security can easily work with authorities when needed.

The Park Assist solution’s integrated license plate recognition (LPR), makes it easy to identify and report suspicious vehicles by keeping track of vehicles entering and exiting your garage at any given time. The various software modules available use LPR to automatically monitor who is parking in what section of the parking garage, send instant alerts when someone parks where they aren’t allowed to, and maintain a complete inventory of parked vehicles.

As an added layer of protection to ease the minds of persons who use parking garages, the live monitoring and surveillance ability of the Park Assist solution is a solution that works for everyone. To learn more about our innovative products and services, visit our website or email us at

About TKH Security

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. With more than 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.


Sarah Clevinger

Director of Marketing, NTHAM

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