Ticketless parking: parking without a ticket as added convenience for motorists

Ticketless parking is the future for our industry. With systems for license plate recognition, DESIGNA offers contemporary and cost-effective systems for controlling entry and exit for parking facilities.

Parking without a ticket in a managed parking area

The traditional practice of managing parking facilities with barrier systems involves the use of tickets: When entering, a ticket is taken, which is then usually paid for at a pay station before exiting, and inserted at the exit terminal to open the barrier. The ticket serves as a customer-specific identification feature, ultimately for determining the parking fee.

Ticket-free parking makes the paper ticket obsolete and thus offers a multitude of advantages for both the operator of the parking facility and the parking customer. DESIGNA offers sophisticated systems that enable ticketless parking for providers and customers in a simple, secure and cost-optimized manner.

Ticketless parking at a glance

The nine steps in chronological order

Approaching the entry barrier

The parking customer approaches the closed barrier at the entrance to the parking garage.

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First capture

Use of LPR cameras at the entrance

A camera for license plate recognition scans the license plate and links this information with other data such as the time of entry.

The advantage for the parking customer: In conventional parking management systems, a paper ticket would have to be removed from the lane device and stored securely. It must not be lost or damaged, as the time of entry is documented on it. This is no longer the case in ticketless systems.

Data storage

Data storage in the cloud

The advantage for the parking lot operator is that no server has to be maintained locally and the data is protected against loss in the cloud. 

Barrier opens

Opening of the barrier

For the customer of the parking garage, there is another major advantage: since the process from the approach to the barrier opening is almost uninterrupted, fast entry is guaranteed.

The parking garage operator is protected from traffic jams during high occupancy. 

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Vehicle is parked

The parking customer looks for a free parking space, exits his vehicle and carries out his intended task.


Identification by license plate number

To pay, the parking customer goes to one of the pay stations and enters the first digits of his license plate number on a touch screen. He then selects his license plate.


Calculation and payment

The parking fee is calculated and displayed based on the parking duration and the applicable tariff. The customer pays the amount in cash, EC/credit card or other offered means of payment. After the payment, the waiting time starts, the customer goes to his vehicle.

Second capture

Approach of the exit

As the vehicle approaches the closed barrier at the exit, the license plate is once again read and checked against the data in the cloud for a completed payment.


Automatic opening of the barrier

When approaching the barrier within the grace period, the barrier opens and releases the exit. 

The exit is just as smooth as the entry. Once again, a time delay between approaching the barrier and its opening is hardly noticeable to the parking customer. 

The risk of congestion at the exit is also reduced for the parking garage operator. 

Ticketless Parking, the next logical step in parking management

Parking garage operators or parking lot operators can realize a considerable savings potential if they take the step towards ticket-free parking. Installing a parking facility that relies exclusively on ticketless parking eliminates the need for lane devices at entry and exit for ticket issuance and collection, as well as a costly point-of-sale system. Running costs are also reduced: no tickets are required, so the purchasing and disposal costs that would otherwise be incurred are eliminated. Service and support costs for the corresponding devices are eliminated. Ticketless parking is therefore also automatically more resource-efficient, at a time when environmental aspects are playing an increasingly important role for drivers as well.


Massive convenience boost for all stakeholders


The user of a parking garage or parking facility that operates ticketless also experiences a considerable gain in convenience: entry and exit are considerably accelerated, which shortens waiting times in front of the barrier even during peak periods. Customers no longer have to spend an inconvenient amount of time in the event of a lost ticket - this is no longer possible due to the lack of tickets. The operator also saves money in the support area as a result of this omission. If parking registration is completely converted to online payment, customers also save time spent going to the pay station. For the operator, this eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly cash handling. Both short-term parkers and long-term parkers benefit significantly from the switch to ticket-free parking.

DESIGNA also offers the all-round package of barriers, cameras and, if desired, adapted cash register systems, i.e. the entire hardware, for ticket-free parking systems. But we also take care of the logistics behind the hardware completely for parking operators with our cloud solution. You don't need to operate your own server to implement ticketless parking in your parking garage, parking lot or on your company premises. Our service also includes the handling of the online booking of your offer, as well as the support in case something goes wrong with the entry or exit. 


Contact us if you are planning a ticketless parking facility or want to convert your existing facility to ticketless parking. At DESIGNA, we offer you the know-how for installing the hardware and the secure handling of all processes in the background. Request your offer for ticketless parking from DESIGNA.