North Carolina airport parking upgraded by TKH Security

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TKH Security has announced the implementation of its Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) at the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Fletcher, NC.  

The camera-based parking guidance system is now live and enhancing the overall customer experience for AVL’s travelers, the company reports.  

“The addition of a visual parking guidance system in our parking garage is an excellent enhancement for travelers,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., President and CEO of Asheville Regional Airport.  

“Our parking garage is often very full and now our customers can easily identify open spaces with a quick glance, which makes the parking process much more efficient.  

“The system works well, a definite improvement for our customers.” 

TKH Security welcomes automated parking 

In 2022, AVL made an economic impact of $2.26 billion in the region, marking a year with more than 1.8 million passengers, a 29% increase compared to 2021.  

Just released, 2023 passenger numbers grew by 22% resulting in AVL’s first-ever year in which more than two million passengers were served.  

Responding to this growth and anticipating future demand, AVL unveiled an expansion plan named AVL Forward in the summer of 2023.  

This initiative includes the construction of a new terminal, which broke ground at the same time installation began on their new APGS. 

The APGS monitors more than 1,000 parking spaces across five levels of parking.  


TKH Security’s camera-based M5 smart sensor system provides a method for travelers to quickly find available parking spaces, reducing their time to park by up to 63%.   

The M5 smart-sensors, capable of monitoring up to six parking spaces simultaneously, utilize bright, color-coded LED lights to visually guide parkers to open spaces.  

The APGS not only reduces traffic congestion but also assists travelers in reaching their gates faster. 

Capturing footage 24/7, the autonomous, camera-based M5 smart-sensors stream live HD video to the central database, INX.  

This allows the Parking Division to perform real-time monitoring of occupancy and activity, using interactive dashboards with live data.  

Operators can maximize usage and revenue per square foot, improve security and surveillance and forecast traveler activity. 

“We take pride in being the number one provider of camera-based parking guidance in the US,” said Thomas Alexander, Regional Sales Executive, Southeast.  

“Working with the Asheville Regional Airport, our team is excited about our continued growth in the state of North Carolina.  

“We’re thrilled to provide AVL’s travelers with an enhanced and stress-free parking experience.  

“AVL is our fourth major APGS airport project in North Carolina.” 

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