Enforcing parking by following routine patrol routes and manually checking vehicles for physical permits and parking violations can have a negative impact on compliance rates, customer experiences, and organizational operations. To decrease violations, improve compliance, and enhance public safety, you need to implement a solution that automates license plate reading and identification. For both on-street and off-street parking, you can significantly increase enforcement efficiency and improve compliance by using an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system. With an ALPR camera, mounted on an enforcement vehicle, that scans license plates, officers are alerted in real-time to parking violations or scofflaws. When parking rules and permits are not properly enforced, you run the risk of lots filling up, leaving drivers with nowhere to go. To increase compliance, use ALPR units to keep track of off-street violations and lot occupancy in real-time. With this information, your parking enforcement officers will know exactly where to go to catch vehicles in violation. You will also be able to direct drivers to lots with open parking spaces, improving the flow of traffic in your cities. Adding license plate readers to gated, paid parking systems is an effective way to improve customer service and prevent fraud. An ALPR solution allows you to track where people have parked, help customers who use long-term parking find their vehicles, check how long vehicles have been parked in your lots, and identify wanted and stolen vehicles as soon as they enter your facility.