IoT ANPR CAMERA SYSTEMS FOR THE CAR WASH INDUSTRY
AVUTEC dealers and system integrators managed to automate and optimize the car wash process further with high-end ANPR sensors like the Gatekeeper to offer automated car washing with ANPR. Integrating ANPR / LPR sensors with Point of Sale (POS Payment Terminals) Systems, new Direct Debit Payment methods and loyalty systems help car wash owners and operators to enhance user experience, speeding up the payment process and offering convenience to both consumers and car wash employees.
LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION BASED WASHING
In the car wash industry, demands for extra services and dynamic pricing is rising, while the need for minimizing queues and payment cycles is also very evident. It sounds almost like a contradiction, but it can be achieved! With automated car washing with ANPR the car wash uses the Gatekeeper as an ANPR Sensor System. It is connected to POS, payment and other management systems to make monthly or unlimited car wash subscriptions and flat rate offers feasible, while queues are minimized.
Such quicker service selection, pricing determination, payment procedures and customer subscriptions provide both more convenience for clients and lead to enhanced customer loyalty at the same time, while minimizing or replacing the payment terminal procedures.
ANPR identifies vehicles, thus drivers with subscriptions or special discounts
In a subscription or special discounted situation, a client having a car wash subscription or discount rights drives up to the car wash. The Gatekeeper, AVUTEC’s intelligent ANPR camera, reads the vehicle’s license plate and checks the client database, e.g. in the POS or Loyalty System. As soon as a match in the database is found and the car is in the proper position, the corresponding wash program can start automatically. Extra services are paid for at the POS terminal, or automatically even during washing. With the help of automated car washing with ANPR, the car wash and payment procedure is as clean as the car after a shiny wash.
How to automate car washing with ANPR
The car wash industry uses a variety of back office, Loyalty and POS systems. No matter which system is used, integration with CortexFramework , the computer vision heart inside the Gatekeeper, makes automated car washing with ANPR possible for every car wash, big or small. Interfaces with car wash equipment, Loyalty or POS Systems are already available, or can be developed by a AVUTEC car wash system integrator with the use of our SDK or by our integration specialists.
The way how a car wash operates, defines the choice of integration. The Gatekeeper can either send the license plate information to the POS or back-office system, or it can operate the car wash all by itself. The I/O extender or the IP interface of the Gatekeeper can select the desired program of the car wash installation.
Car wash loyalty programs
Automated car washing with ANPR provides data on how often a client uses the car wash. Analyzing this data offers an overview of the quantity of washes per number plate, but also shows when clients usually turn up. A car wash owner can use these insights to develop the full business potential, by optimizing the planning of employees or by making special offers to attract more customers during off-peak hours.
THE BENEFITS OF CAR WASHING WITH ANPR
ANPR increases efficiency and customer experience by improving throughput and minimizing delays
Automated car washing with ANPR not only provides a fully automated car wash procedure, it also offers more convenience to customers
Automated car washing with ANPR provides data on returning customers, this can be used to set up a loyalty program
The Gatekeeper can either send number plate information to a POS, Loyalty -or back-office system, or it can start the car wash all by itself
Offering car wash subscriptions, flat rates and discounts to loyal clients has never been easier, now that a license plate is just what you need to check a subscription
Feasible for any car wash
It does not matter if DIY car washing, a roll-over or a conveyor car wash system is used, integration with CortexFramework makes automated car washing with ANPR affordable for every location and situation