We are looking to install parking meters with parking sensors on a few streets in my city.
The system that we are looking at is a pay and display system type of parking meter. Meaning the the parker would park on the spot, input their parking slot and duration of parking, pay at the machine, the machine would print a ticket, and the parker would put the ticket on behind their windshield to display that they have paid until a certain time.
What we need is an API and a system that connects the parking sensors to the parking meters. The purpose of the parking sensors being that they should be able to detect if a slot was taken, and the parking meter would be able to inform us via server/website if a slot is:
B.) Taken and unpaid for
C.) Taken and paid for
D.) Taken and expired.
The supplier of the parking meter and parking sensor informed us it would have to be up to us to create a custom API and program to handle this.