Since January 2021, Subsea 7 has been using the Sharvy application to manage and control access to its car park of approximately 80 spaces.

The Subsea 7 issue

Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry, has an underground car park for their office in Sutton, England. This car park has a mix of bays that are allocated permanently and bays which are kept vacant for ad-hoc use. With an employee/parking space ratio of around 5:1, Subsea 7 were looking for a solution that would enable quick and easy access for their people to book a parking space whenever available.

At the end of 2020, after much searching, they chose Sharvy.

We were a little worried at first, because Sharvy was based in France and we were unsure about the level of technical support we would receive and how quickly we would get a response. However, right from the first online meetings, communication with the support team has been very easy and I can say with confidence that we are happy with the service that Sharvy team provides.”

Tim Peterson, who is responsible for managing building security for Subsea 7 in Sutton.

The use of Sharvy

Thanks to the Sharvy web and mobile app, employees who have an allocated space can release it remotely and change its status to available even when they are not at the office (remote work, holidays…). This allows the spaces, and the ones vacant for ad-hoc use, to be booked by other employees in just a few clicks on the app. The vacant spaces are automatically distributed by the Sharvy algorithm without any human action.

“For our team who manage the car park, it is a breath of fresh air. The application distributes spaces automatically and gives them more time to focus on their other tasks. Car Park users are very pleased with how user friendly the application is and how the app sends them their confirmations super quick. For Parking bay owners it couldn’t be easier as they have full control of their space and only have to confirm their usage requirements every two weeks – this cuts out the middle man, which we love!”

Tim Peterson, who is responsible for managing building security for Subsea 7 in Sutton.

In addition to space reservation and allocation, Sharvy manages the access control of the Subsea 7 car park thanks to an ANPR camera (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) installed at the entrance gate. Every 60 seconds, the vehicle list gets updated on the cloud and sent to the camera. If the driver has registered his vehicle and reserved a space on the day, the gate opens to allow entry.

The benefits

Access control has therefore been greatly facilitated for Subsea 7. The app manages it automatically. Today, more than 200 employees use the app and share the use of the 80 car park spaces.

Thanks to the statistics provided by the app, the security team can follow the occupancy evolution of the car park. And results are here! The number of unoccupied spaces has decreased considerably since the introduction of Sharvy.

“We are extremely happy with Sharvy, the system is easy to operate, the app is user friendly.”

Tim Peterson, who is responsible for managing building security for Subsea 7 in Sutton.

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