Published: 07:00, 21 August 2014 |
Updated: 09:26, 21 August 2014
Bybrook Sainsbury’s in Simone Weil Avenue will continue to allow shoppers to park for three hours, but the store has now installed a number plate recognition camera that will calculate exactly how long they have parked there for.
The new system was put in place to stop commuters and car sharers using the car park all day, which is difficult to monitor with a single parking attendent covering a number of car parks.
CCTV style cameras have been placed at the entrance and exit to the car park and take timed photographs the car entering and leaving the car park, and also close ups of the vehicle’s number plate.
Problems with the system might arise when a customer visits Sainsbury’s more than once in 24 hours and finds that their first entry is paired with their last exit.
Customers will face a £70 charge if they go over the three hour limit, park in a disabled bay without a valid blue badge, park in a parent and child bay without a child or park outside a marked bay.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We’re always looking for ways to make shopping easier for our customers and the electronic number plate recognition system at our Bybrook store helps customers have better access to available spaces in our car park, which is particularly useful at busy times.”
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.