Intelligent living

WÖHR makes parking smart

Otto WÖHR GmbH also makes your parking processes smart. At the BAU 2017, the world’s leading trade fair event for architecture, materials and systems, the company is presenting new Combilift solutions monitored using a mobile app. Intelligent living concepts are thus expanded to include additional functions not only capable of making everyday life easier but also of making the most of the space you have available.

With over 60 years of experience in the mechanical and automatic car parking system sector, WÖHR consistently offers compact parking solutions for an efficient use of the available ground-floor area. During the BAU 2017 (hall B3, stand no. 319) the company will, amongst other things, demonstrate the operation of a Combilift system using the smart parking App.

Drivers can monitor the status of the parking request they have entered directly on the display of their mobile device. If the parking system is in maintenance mode, this also will show up on display.

Smart Home = Smart Parking

During the development phases of all new technological innovations, particular focus is put on user friendly operations. As of 2017, the WÖHR Combilift systems will also be supplied with smartphone App operation functions. Said App functions will enable the remote controlling of the WÖHR Combilift systems via any smartphone featuring an IOS 9 or Android 5.0 operating system and upwards. The smartphone will thus complement the operating options implemented to date i.e. radio frequency identification (RFID) and remote controls. This will entail a number of advantages: for the future, users will only have to carry with one device for the management of their home and their parking space; users simply select their parking place on the App in order to be able to access it. No additional operating devices are necessary.

The WÖHR Smart Parking App – free download and secure connection

The WÖHR Smart Parking App can be downloaded for free from either the Google Play store or the Apple store. Each user is then provided with an individually generated parking place QR code, directly by WÖHR. A barcode scanner system is used to acknowledge the QR code, after which the driver is provided with authorisation to access the relative parking place. The connection between the smartphone and the WÖHR Combilift is secured via 128 bit key encryption, whereas communication between the App and the system is provided via the most recent Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart featuring an operating range of approximately 10 to 15 metres - for comfortable parking place selection by the user, directly from the car. Underground garage access doors installed by the customer can also be integrated into the new Combilift controls for operation via the Smart Parking App.