Integrating ANPR in car wash installations enhances user experience and offers convenience to both consumers and car wash employees. Automated car washing with ANPR makes monthly or unlimited car wash subscriptions easier, since clients with subscriptions are identified by number plates.
ANPR identifies vehicles and subscriptions
In the car wash industry demands for subscriptions are rising. This is a good development, since these subscriptions provide convenience for clients and lead to customer loyalty at the same time. However, in order to offer this service properly, identification of the vehicles with such a subscription is necessary. This can be done by an employee or the entire procedure can be fully automated with the use of ANPR.
In this automated situation, a client with a car wash subscription drives up to the car wash. The Gatekeeper, AVUTEC’s ANPR camera, reads the vehicle’s number plate and checks the subscription database. As soon as a match in the database is found and the car is in the proper position, the right wash program starts automatically. With the help of ANPR, the automated car wash procedure is as clean as the car after a wash.
Automated car washing with ANPR
The car wash industry uses a variety of back office and POS systems. No matter which system is used, integration with CortexFramework makes automated car washing with ANPR possible for every location. Interfaces with car wash manufacturers are already available, and individual links to the system in question can be developed by integrators with the use of our SDK or by our integration specialists.
The way a car wash operates defines the choice of integration. The Gatekeeper can either send the number plate information to the back-office system, or it can operate the car wash all by itself. The I/O extender in the Gatekeeper can pass the right signal to the car wash installation.
The benefits of ANPR at a car wash
Using ANPR in an automated car wash means that an ANPR camera checks subscriptions based on number plates
The Gatekeeper can either send number plate information to a back-office system, or it can start the car wash all by itself.
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
Possible for any location
No matter which system is used, integration with CortexFramework makes automated car washing with ANPR possible for every location.
Car wash subscriptions
Offering car wash subscriptions has never been easier, now that a number plate is enough to check a subscription
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.