A new cashless, ticketless, user-friendly parking app is set to take the hassle out of parking and give forward-thinking landlords a competitive edge.
KaChing Parking uses license plate recognition (LPR) technology to open the boom when users enter and exit a parking lot. It also automatically deducts the parking fee from their credit cards or prepaid accounts upon exiting.
The service is already available at Melrose Arch, Campus Square and Morningside shopping centres, and will be available at The Pavilion (Durban) and Thrupps (Johannesburg) soon. There are also plans to expand to SA’s other top shopping destinations.
Jaco Marais, co-founder, KaChing, says: “We understand the frustration of waiting in queues to pay for parking and to get through the boom. We figured there had to be a better way, and decided to create a solution that not only takes the hassle out of parking for users, but has tangible benefits for landlords too.” An added benefit is the high-level security and convenience the landlord is able to provide for visitors.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.