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Bosch LoRaWAN Smart Parking Sensor

smart parking sensor

Bosch’s LoRaWAN Smart Parking Sensor has been designed to detect and report parking space occupancy with incredible accuracy and high reliability. Carry on reading below for the what, how, why and when (literally) of this game changing product.

What is smart parking?

Smart parking is the future. Are you tired of searching endlessly for a parking space before work? Would you love to know where the spaces are when you arrive? Smart parking can facilitate this. Smart parking usually involves installing embedded devices in parking spots to determine whether the bays are free or not. Information is then collected via real-time data collection and transmitted to smart parking apps or websites, for you to communicate information to end users.

What is a Bosch Smart Parking Sensor?

Developed as a smart parking sensor to detect and report parking space occupancy with the highest reliability and accuracy. The Bosch parking sensor can be used, not to just check if there is a someone parked in your favoured shady spot, but to monitor the use of the car park to better understand the ebb and flow of traffic to your site.

With simple and fast deployment, the Bosch parking sensor is a perfect solution to add to any smart city project, helping to alleviate time spent searching for parking spaces and even reduce traffic jams.

How it works

I could get into the technical aspects but here’s the simple version:

The sensor uses radar and a magnetometer to know whether there is a car parked above it. It checks for a state change every 35 seconds (depending on configuration) then if the state has changed it send a message to the LoRaWAN network. The LoRaWAN network can then send information about whether the parking space is occupied or not to an application. This application can let drivers know where the empty parking spaces are.

It’s adaptive algorithm means that the sensor is super reliable. If you would like to see the inner workings of the sensor, you can find them in the datasheet and user guide.

We are genuinely impressed with how the Bosch sensor looks, let alone how it actually works. It’s a sleek design that, placed right, would not look out of place on a landing bay of the Starship Enterprise.

‘Boldly parking like no one has parked before.’

Why do I need it?

Why do you not! Bring your car park into the future of parking analytics. Monitor traffic in and out of car parks, tie into a smart city network for better and safer parking.

  • Up to 5 years battery life
  • Self-learning calibration
  • Real-time reporting of parking state changes (typically < 35 seconds)
  • Easy and fast installation
  • Low maintenance
  • Weatherproof and dust resistant (IP67 rated)

Where can I buy them?

Right here! All of our products are available to customers throughout Europe.

We’re currently the only distributor of Bosch Smart Parking Sensors in the UK. We’re looking forward to easier parking in our city centres! Get in touch to find out how smart parking sensors can bring more customers to your car park!