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High Security Parking Meter
Imperial Parking Ltd. - Vancouver, B.C.
To develop a parking meter enclosure for different parking environments with a higher degree of security against vandalism and break-ins.
Conceptual design, detailed design engineering, systems integration, prototyping and manufacturing of 25 units.
In 1993, KLN had developed for Impark under a very tight deadline of only 13 weeks the
first parking meter accepting credit cards.
This parking meter was installed at thousands of locations all across North America and is still in use in many parking lots today.
In the Fall of 2003, after ten years of resisting most vandalism and break-in attempts,
an escalating wave of vicious attacks prompted Imperial Parking to again contract KLN KLEIN to design and manufacture a new parking meter enclosure
with significantly higher security features.
The unassuming exterior hides the amount of sophistication engineered into this new parking meter.
Pry-points-reducing inboard hinges and several innovative internal interlock mechanisms give this model the sought-after security.
It also has provisions for easily implementing future expansions, such as including a solar panel, a backlit advertising board,
and a radio modem.
This new parking meter,
which is available in the versions "Park & Display" (as shown on the photo), as well as "Pay by Space",
can effortlessly be equipped with the needed insulation to properly work
in extreme climates, making it widely usable, functional and practical.
After completing the engineering, KLN made a prototype of this parking meter.
It met with Impark's approval and prompted them to contract KLN to build first a batch of 10, and shortly thereafter another
batch of 15 units for market testing.
I thought I'd let you know that the first new parking meter just was
installed this afternoon in downtown (Vancouver) and it seems to be working perfectly.
It looks awesome! Thank you.
Marc Postlethwaite, Manager Impark Suburban.
Contract Design Engineering, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Services
KLN KLEIN Product Development Inc.
(Located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Area)
Langley, B.C., CANADA
Phone: (604) 530-1491
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