See how these acquisitions help SKIDATA provide smart, user-friendly parking management technology to diverse facility types

by Brianna Crandall — December 16, 2019 — Worldwide access solutions and management provider SKIDATA recently announced the acquisition and integration of three leading parking technology companies: Sentry Control Systems in Van Nuys, CA; Harstad Controls in Minneapolis, MN; and Protection Technologies, with locations in Seattle, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Denver, CO.

Chris McKenty, head of Sales, West for SKIDATA, stated:

We are extremely proud that SKIDATA has grown to become America’s largest provider of Parking Access & Revenue Control equipment. SKIDATA was already America’s PARCS leader and has handled over 1,100 installations over the past 20 years. Our ongoing growth assures that we will continue to offer the most advanced and user-friendly equipment throughout the United States.

The company recently announced SKIDATA 2.0 USA, a celebration of its 20th anniversary in the United States.

McKenty continued:

SKIDATA 2.0 USA is a celebration of our success in America and a declaration of our commitment to continue to push the envelope in the development of new technologies to improve the parking experience, while making parking more manageable and efficient. Our continued focus on innovation means that we can offer our customers the most cutting-edge technologies to assure that they can provide the most user-friendly parking experience possible.

The completed acquisitions and integration of Sentry, Harstad, and Protection Technologies has also permitted the standardization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems offered to SKIDATA customers. This standardization will allow SKIDATA to continue to provide some of the most advanced and useful parking technology on the market, and it allows SKIDATA to provide effective technology solutions for projects of all sizes, including the largest, most complex, and most diverse projects.

With the completion of these acquisitions, SKIDATA now employs over 250 parking technology professionals in 10 regional offices and five distribution centers across America. In addition to the US headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ, SKIDATA has offices in Van Nuys, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; Dallas, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Ashburn, VA (Washington DC); and Redmond, WA.

Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in office parks, hotels, public facilities, airports, stadiums, wellness facilities, shopping malls, trade fairs, cities and other facilities currently provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA says it places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions are designed to help clients optimize performance and maximize profits.

SKIDATA offers a broad spectrum of proven solutions ranging from standard to customer-specific. The smart Parking.Logic software controls entire facilities. Intelligent and secure access management systems provide a high level of comfort for guests, and professional data and report management provide facilities managers with reliable key figures.

The targeted optimization of operational processes increases efficiency, and the seamless integration of third-party systems ensures high flexibility. A wide range of innovative service offerings round off the SKIDATA complete solution.

For more information about SKIDATA’s Parking equipment, technology and services, visit the company’s website.