The mkBeacon™ wireless smart meter is a completely redesigned single-space meter engineered for today’s parking needs.

BeaconThe mkBeacon™ can be configured as a single-space meter or as a 2-Bay meter covering two parking spaces instead of one. It offers the largest solar panel for recharging in the industry to help ensure long battery life. The mkBeacon also offers credit card payment, contactless payment, coin payment and wireless remote monitoring through MacKay’s Sentinel™ Meter Management System. Its unique design offers a host of advantages over existing single and multi space meter technology for on-street parking.

Some of the key features include:

  • Accepts coins, credit cards, contactless credit cards (including Apple Pay) and smart cards
  • Utilizes MacKay’s SmartChute coin validation technology
  • Green Technology / Low carbon footprint —High efficiency solar panel and recycled materials used
  • Unique design for serviceability providing quick access to components for on-street maintenance.
  • Large high contrast display with screen customization programmable from Sentinel™ Meter Management System.
  • Powerful off-site monitoring capabilities using Sentinel™ Meter Management System. Monitor your equipment remotely, generate reports, and receive alerts, anywhere…anytime.
  • Fits into existing MacKay MKH Series and competitor housings or can be shipped with a new coin vault and installed onto existing poles. 
  • Customization of face plate, display screens and decals to meet your needs.

 Download Single Space Specification Sheet

mkBeacon™ 2-Bay

The mkBeacon™ 2 Bay meter has all the features of the standard mkBeacon but also includes two additional buttons for selecting the space to the left or right of the meter. The display screens are customized to show payment for each space and operate independently for enforcement purposes.

The following images are a few samples of existing mkBeacon 2 Bay meters currently on street:

 Download 2 Bay Specification Sheet