UHF Parking Permits

What is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. RFID is a technology that uses electronic tags placed on objects such as vehicles, tollbooths or cargo, and people to relay identifying information to an electronic reader using radio waves.

In the parking industry, RFID is the next progression in access and parking control. As barcodes and mag-stripe access reader technology comes to an end of life, the industry is changing over to use RFID for access to their parking facility. This change has advantages in that an RFID enabled hangtag can be read without the user having to do anything. As they drive up to entry or exit point, the RFID reader positioned at the entrance or exit point reads the information encoded on the RFID tag and grants or denies access. The advantages are that there is no human interaction needed. For the end customer, this means no more rolling down the window when it’s raining, snowing, or if it is 110° or -10°. This is a huge benefit in extreme climates.

Who is RFID for?

  • College Parking Operations
  • Government Buildings & Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Property or Home Owners Associations
  • Storage Sites
  • Transportation Companies
  • Logistics and Freight Companies

What are the components of an RFID Parking System?

RFID parking control systems are made up of three components, working together to help you create the finished system for managing your controlled parking areas.  These components are:

  1. Parking Control Software.
  2. RFID medium (vehicle tags).
  3. RFID Readers.

These three components work together to create a unique access control system. To start the process, RFID vehicle tags are assigned to all vehicles. When a vehicle approaches a gate, the tag transmits data encoded on the RFID tag to the reader and imports it into the back-end parking control software. The software then tells the system to grant access to the vehicle, records the activity, and allows the vehicle to enter or exit the facility. Weigand open platform readers are installed at entry and exit points within the parking facility.

WW&L partners with companies like yours to provide the RFID medium that resides in the vehicle and acts as an intermediary between the software system and the RFID readers.

Often, the gated area where a car enters or exits a controlled area is the weakest point in security for a parking operation. While many different types of parking control systems exist, none can provide the same level of ease and security that an RFID based parking control system offers.

How does an RFID Parking System reduce operating costs and increase revenue?

RFID tags eliminate the need for gate attendants for each entry and exit point. In addition, there is the ability to monitor and log parking duration and frequency to automatically bill parking charges, ensuring revenue is collected regularly.

How does an RFID Parking System increase security and safety for staff and drivers?

Using RFID allows vehicle identification within the controlled area. Access to and from the parking area can be controlled based on predetermined times authorized by the customer.

How does an RFID Parking System increase customer satisfaction?

Eliminate long staging areas at the entrance and exit lanes with the automation of RFID technology. No more having those outdated payment processing methods which lead to frustrated customers. By relieving congestion with the parking areas, customers are more satisfied.

WW&L RFID Mediums for Parking Operations

RFID Parking Hangtags

RFID Parking Decals

  • Triplex Hangtags with RFID Inlay embedded between two of the three layers that make up Triplex
  • Standard Size 3.375″ x 5.125″
  •  EPC Gen 2 UHF (Ultrahigh Frequency) RFID tag
  • Read Range of up to 20ft
  • Security features for counterfeit deterrant
  • Barcodes, QR Codes and Data Matrix
  • RFID Serial Number
  • Repositionable or Permanent Adhesive Decals
  • 30 Standard Die Cut Options
  •  EPC Gen 2 UHF (Ultrahigh Frequency) RFID tag
  • Read Range of up to 20ft
  • Security features for counterfeit deterrant
  • Barcodes, QR Codes and Data Matrix
  • RFID Serial Number


  • Heat and cold resistant
  • Large die notch for electronic rear view mirrors


  • Heat and cold resistant
  • Easy application to vehicle


  • Gated Communities
  • Condo/Apartment Complexes
  • Campus Parking Operations
  • Large Corporate Campuses
  • Hospital Campuses
  • Car Wash Facilities
  • Airport Employee and Visitor Lots

WW&L Parking Permit Benefits

  • 12 Month Use Guarantee
  • Customized Permits with In-House Graphic Design Services
  • Fast Throughput – 95% Read Rate
  • No Customer Interaction with Equipment – 20ft Read Range at up to 25mph
  • Anti-Counterfeit Print Options
  • EPC Gen 2 Protocol tags work with multiple RFID readers

WW&L Partners with ANY Open Source Software System and Reader Company

How to get started implementing an RFID Parking Control System

Getting started on your own RFID Parking Control System is simple with WW&L. Our 8 Step process will guide you through the steps you’ll follow to start improving your parking operations and raising customer satisfaction right away!

Step 1: Identify the Problem
Step 2: Set Organization Goals
Step 3: Estimate Costs for Software, Tags and Readers
Step 4: Map Your Business Process
Step 5: Choose the Appropriate Technology
Step 6: Train Your Team
Step 7: Execute a Pilot Program
Step 8: Expand the RFID Solution

Let WW&L help guide you through each of these steps!

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