APT SKIDATA’s smart solutions at the heart of major car park upgrades at Heathrow Airport


Working in close partnership with APCOA Parking UK, APT SKIDATA, the UK’s leading parking solutions company, has completed its part of a major upgrade to parking systems at the 11 public car parks at London Airport. Heathrow.

APT SKIDATA, who works with APCOA for over 20 years, has provided digital systems, software and hardware upgrades throughout the Heathrow Airport car park. The car parks have been modernized to function APT SKIDATAThe innovative vehicle access management system, Parking. Logic, with new features and advanced software applications specifically designed to improve the customer experience.

Heathrow will now also benefit from the advantages of SKIDATA cloud-based reports and Management system. With access to key real-time data and information, including ticket data, payment types, cash flow and occupancy levels, APCOA can monitor and manage report data to make immediate decisions, as well as analyze performance against long-term strategies and objectives to optimize parking through Heathrow domain.

Significantly, the system also includes access to Emissions Assessment Service (EES), which provides real-time data on the fuel type of each vehicle entering and exiting each parking lot via ANPR. This can be used to implement initiatives such as creating “green” tariffs to reward drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles, identify high-emission “pockets” and plan required levels of charging infrastructure based on demand. electric vehicle usage data.

Paul Connolly, Director of Airport Services at APCOA Parking UK, says this data and access to accurate, real-time reports will be an important help in planning his future roadmap: “Heathrow is committed to a sustainable future for aviation, and we have already worked with them to reduce harmful CO2 emissions through the electrification of its shuttle fleet. »With access to precise real-time data on the number of gasoline, diesel, hybrid and fully electric vehicles using parking lots, APT SKIDATA’s intelligent reporting and management software will allow us to analyze and better manage emissions across the whole area, and in turn help Heathrow meet its green targets.

In addition to providing digital services and software enhancements, APT SKIDATA has also provided a number of Equipment upgrades. The existing SKIDATA payment terminals have been replaced by its latest Skiosk payment terminals. Equipped with a 21.5-inch interactive touchscreen, the Skiosk’s intuitive designs make it extremely easy to use, with multiple payment options.

Additionally, the 114 controlled entry and exit lanes across the Heathrow estate have all been upgraded to highly reliable SKIDATA power. Door control columns, which support a wide range of technologies, including RFID cards, ANPR and contactless payment on exit via Apple or Google Pay.

Steve Murphy, Managing Director of APT SKIDATA, says the company’s focus on continuous innovation has led to its long-term working partnership with APCOA and Heathrow: “Our technology has been in use at Heathrow for over 15 years and we continue to innovate new solutions and deliver new digital and data-driven services to maintain their trust and meet growing demand. “


SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa and wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide control secure and reliable access and entry for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great importance on providing intuitive, easy-to-use and secure solutions. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help customers to optimize their performance and maximize their profits. The SKIDATA group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the Swiss listed Kudelski group (www.nagra.com), one of the leading providers of digital security solutions.

About the APCOA PARKING group

APCOA PARKING Group is the leading parking operator in Europe with 50 years of expertise in the sector. With its 5,500 employees, the company manages more than 1.5 million individual parking spaces at more than 11,000 locations in 13 European countries. These include parking spaces in 1,800 towns and shopping centers, 400 hotels, 250 train stations, 150 hospitals and more than 60 European airports, all located close to 70% of the population of the 13 APCOA countries. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes value for private and public property owners.


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