SWARCO companies have been showing the way in many areas for 80 years. Innovations from the first reflective traffic sign to complex, integral traffic management systems for cities.

Parking meters are currently being rediscovered as an important instrument in parking space management. In recent years, they had been increasingly pushed aside, primarily due to investment requirements for each parking space in comparison to automatic car park ticket machines. However, the unexpectedly quick development of parking charges has made the parking meter economically interesting once again, especially in order to also administer detached individual parking spaces in city areas, where ticket machines would hardly make sense.

SWARCO has recognized this trend and, based on decades of experience in parking space management, has once again addressed the subject of parking meters. The result is the electronic GUARDIAN XL. Due to its technology and security-conscious design, GUARDIAN XL takes up a special position amongst parking meters.

  • Remarkably user-friendly, allowing price settings and servicing to be performed far
    easier than with previous models
  • Modern technology offers increased security, adapted to higher parking income:
    the housing consists of a vandalism-proof steel alloy, with the coin cassette located in
    a protected strongbox
  • Elimination of moving parts drastically increases reliability. Down times and disruptions
    are almost negligible in comparison to conventional parking meters
  • Electronic coin testing for up to 16 coins or parking tokens.
  • Electronic adjustment for the programming of new rates.
  • Electronic coin counter.
  • Security lock to secure the coin cassette against unauthorised access
  • Liquid crystal display with LED backlighting
  • Battery operation for around 12 months (4 battery cells).
  • Protection against misuse through various electronic and mechanical measures, such as
    - Anti-pullback system
    - Hole verification.
  • Coin cassette holds up to approx. 400 coins
  • Automatic shut-off if coin cassette is full.
  • Installation as a double parking meter is possible by means of an optional mount.
  • High operational reliability of all functions in a temperature range of –40°C to +80°C.
  • Internal components available separately.