Pictured above is the access lane to executive lot #3 at the Loyola University Medical Center. We installed the barrier gate furnished by WPS as part of the extensive Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) across the Maywood, Illinois campus. An access control reader and an intercom station are both mounted on a black gooseneck pedestal between the two bollards which are installed to protect the equipment. The barrier gate at the exit lane is shown below, to the left.
When a vehicle stops at a closed barrier gate when accessing the lot, the system is alerted by a vehicle detector loop. The gate opens to allow access once an authorized proximity access card is presented at the reader. The vehicle passes through and once the second detector loop senses the car has passed, the barrier gate closes.
Note: The driver can communicate with security personnel through the intercom in case there’s a problem with either the card, reader or gate not opening.
Credentials are not required to exit. There is a vehicle detector loop ahead of the barrier bar in the lane. When it senses a car or truck, the gate opens. After clearing the barrier bar and another detector loop, the barrier closes.
Each ‘event’ is duly noted in the card’s history log. Reports can be generated or inquiries can be made later through the software.
This barrier bar is part of the WPS Parking Solutions’ system which also includes entry and exit terminals, pay on foot terminals and software. Value pass readers, access control equipment and the Commend intercom system complete the system.
You can learn more on our PARCS systems page. We invite you to call ECI at 847.949.0134 to discuss your current or future needs or for service and maintenance on your existing equipment. Or click below for direct contact information.