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How to create notifications to communicate to your parkers

Overview

The notification feature allows you to communicate to your parkers through the parking app. The notifications do not prevent your parker from starting a parking session, but restrictions do.


Below are some examples of when you may want to use a notification:

  • Inform your parkers that the zone will be closed the following week for construction
  • Notify parkers of a future event that will affect the parking rates
  • Warn your parkers not to back into the space (for zones using LPR)
  • Event rate for today only: $10 flat rate

 

 

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Steps

1. In OpsMan, navigate to the Setup > Notifications Setup tab.

2. Click the Create New Notification button.

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3. Complete the following fields:

  • Notification Name: your internal name for this notification. Your parkers will not see this text.
    • Ex. Construction
  • Title: your external name for this notification. This is displayed as the title when the notification is shown to the end user.
    • Ex. Zone closed 11/12/18 – 11/16/18.
  • Message: this is the message displayed in the notification and presented to the end user.
    • Ex. This zone will be closed for construction from Monday, 11/12/18 to Friday, 11/16/18. Please park in other available zones during this time.
  • Select Type: Persistent or One Time.
    • Persistent: will notify the parker each time a parking session is generated within the specified date range (one time or recurring time slots).
      • Ex. if the notification is set for Monday – Friday and the parker starts a parking session each day of the week, he/she will receive the notification each day through Friday.
    • One Time: will notify the parker only the first time a parking session is generated within the specified date range (one time or recurring time slots).
      • Ex. if the notification is set for Monday – Friday and the parker starts a parking session Monday as well as Tuesday, he/she will only see the notification during the first session on Monday.

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  • One Time Slots: active for a specific date range.
  • Recurring Slots: active on a recurring schedule.
    • Ex. weekly from Sunday – Tuesday.
  • Choose to apply to Zones or Spaces.
  • Zones: Click one or multiple zones and drag over using the right arrow from the Available zones to Active zones in order to apply this notification to certain zone(s). NOTE: do NOT apply to both zones and spaces or it will not work. You must select one. If you’d like to apply to a full zone, drag the zone over. If you’d like to apply it to a few spaces, select the zone in the drop down within the Spaces section and pull over the spaces.

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  • Spaces: Click one or multiple spaces and drag over using the right arrow from the Available spaces to Active spaces in order to apply this notification to certain space(s). NOTE: do NOT apply to both zones and spaces or it will not work. You must select one. If you’d like to apply to a full zone, drag the zone over. If you’d like to apply it to a few spaces, select the zone in the drop down within the Spaces section and pull over the spaces.

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