TKH Security recently began installation for a previously awarded Automated Parking Guidance System (APGS) contract with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) for the parking facilities at the new $1.5 billion Arthur M. Blank Hospital.
Announced in June 2023, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2023-2024 list ranked CHOA among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals for the 20th year. Four of CHOA’s specialties ranked in the top 10 and eight of their specialties ranked in the top 20. Additionally, CHOA was ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Georgia for the 4th consecutive year.
Slated to open in 2024, CHOA’s Arthur M. Blank Hospital will be a 446-bed children’s hospital in Brookhaven, Georgia. The hospital will be a Level 1 trauma center and will be affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine. As the largest and only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, the 1.5 million square foot hospital is located on a 20-acre campus with greenspace and walking trails for patients, families, and employees.
“CHOA simply wants to provide an exceptional experience for its patients and staff. With TKH Security, and their history of successful large-scale projects and extensive hospital experience, JE Dunn can help CHOA accomplish their goal even in the parking facilities,”
said Brian McElroy, JE Dunn Construction Project Manager.
With an APGS, CHOA’s dedication to the patient family experience extends to more than 4,000 parking spaces in two parking garages. Designed to provide a stress-free and convenient parking experience, the M5 camera-based parking guidance system is tailored to remove obstacles from the parking process for the driver. The system accomplishes this by enabling each parker to make an easy, smooth transition from initial garage entry to an open space — while improving overall traffic flow throughout the campus and even in the surrounding areas.
Monitoring up to six parking spaces simultaneously, M5 smart sensors will stream HD video to the central database, enhancing security and surveillance. Capturing footage 24/7, Facilities Management can perform real-time monitoring of occupancy and activity with interactive dashboards using live data. For patients, families, visitors, and employees, the sensors provide occupancy status of the 4,000 parking spaces. The green and red LED lights on the sensors will navigate parkers to available spaces. By reducing time to park by up to 63%, the parking guidance system also lessens vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.
“Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta new pediatric hospital is the largest healthcare project in the history of the state of Georgia. We are honored to be a part of this revolutionary project and look forward to providing excellent future patient experience to patients, families, and staff utilizing our camera-based technology,” said Thomas Alexander, Regional Sales Executive, Southeast.
“We anticipate installation completion at the end of this year.”
CHOA’s APGS package also includes:
- VMS-NAV signs placed at the entrance and key decision points within the garages to assist parkers with wayfinding,
- An API package that provides Facilities Management with a secure connection to a limitless set of third-party parking related solutions,
- And INX with real time dashboards and business intelligence for Facilities Management to maximize and streamline parking operations.
TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety, and parking guidance systems. They offer complete solutions for Parking Guidance, Parking Facility Management, Security Management, Access Control, Video Management, Intrusion Detection, Intercom, Surveillance, and Asset & Site Management. visit: tkhsecurity.com
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