Can Parking Permits Be the Answer?
If you are an apartment community you may be thinking about parking permits. You may say “But they are a real hassle,” you may argue. “Who needs parking?” Let’s talk about some of the benefits of parking permits — you may be changing your tune right away
Parking permits are a safety tool. Did you know that parking permits are often the first step to keeping your residents safe? Parking permits help you know which of your residents are on your communities premises by vehicle Identification. Residents deserve to be kept safe, and experience a safe environment while at home. Your security staff, office staff, maintenance staff, and residents can only be so alert to their surroundings, and to the traffic on your community. Parking permits are the first step to help identifying authorized or unauthorized vehicles and visitors.
Having parking permits can help if there is trouble with a residents car during the night. Imagine the scene: your security staff does a routine inspection of the office parking lot. They find a resident has left the vehicle headlights on. Immediately they check the parking sticker and it is registered to Mrs. Johnson in unit B-12. They are able to make contact with her and help her prevent unexpected mechanical repairs, and helps prevent her missing a day of work. Your security staff keeps your resident from coming out the next morning to a dead battery — a very frustrating situation.
In today’s day and age parking permits are one of the best ways to keep residents who belong on your premises there and those who don’t — out! A disgruntled past resident should not be given access to your community premises except under your knowledge. Without parking passes you’ll have far less control of the situation. Those without recent and updated parking passes will have to park in the designated visitor parking areas. This helps your security staff watch and identify visitors and late night traffic on your community.
Residents like parking permits. Some may complain they don’t like getting them renewed or the “hassle” of getting one in the first place but let’s face it — getting one means you are part of the community. A parking permit is considered a resident benefit by many.
“I’m sold,” you say. “How do I get my new community parking permits?” It’s easy, contact our ofﬁce today.
These programs do require some additional signage on the community, and some specialty paint work to be efﬁcient, but don’t worry we can handle it for you.