The parking meter mechanisms manufactured by MacKay are not only some of the most technologically advanced in the world, but they also have a proven track record of dependable performance. MacKay was the first parking meter manufacturer to produce a fully electronic parking meter, some of which are still deployed in areas with the most extreme climates worldwide.

MacKay has more than 600,000 fully electronic parking meter mechanisms in service worldwide.

  • The MacKay Guardian™ mechanism is the parking industry’s most respected and foremost choice for single space parking meter solutions.
  • The MacKay Guardian™ X Series is MacKay’s next generation of electronic mechanisms. With three models to choose from, the X, XL, and XLE utilize the proven MacKay Guardian™ pedigree of being tough, reliable and accurate.
  • The MacKay Guardian™ X Series has been designed to meet the challenges, and demanding requirements of our customer’s diverse single space parking needs.
  • Designed for flexible enforcement, programming, battery use and ease of maintenance.
  • Count Down Timer Accuracy and Real Time Clock Accuracy certified by an independent laboratory.
  • MacKay Meters backs its entire MacKay Guardian™ product line with a solid warranty based on the confidence, quality and lineage of its products.
  • Manufactured under stringent ISO 9001:2000 certified quality processes.

 Download Guardian X Series Version Comparison Sheet

MacKay Guardian™ X

  • MacKay’s patented SmartChute™ coin validation technology
  • Automatically scheduled profile/rate changes
  • Large easy to see, rear violation LCD

MacKay Guardian™ XL

  • MacKay’s patented SmartChute™ coin validation technology
  • Automatically scheduled profile/rate changes
  • Large easy to see, rear violation LCD
  • LED backlight for nighttime use.

MacKay Guardian™ XLE

  • MacKay’s patented SmartChute™ coin validation technology
  • MacKay’s patented SmartPower™ technology
  • Exceptional battery life performance
  • Automatically scheduled profile/rate changes
  • LED backlight for nighttime use.
  • Large easy to see, rear violation LCD
     

Free Time Button Meter / 2 Bay Button Meter

The MacKay Guardian X-Series mechanisms also come with a “free time button” or “2 bay button” option.  The free time button X-series mechanism allows the user to press the button to give them a certain amount of free time on the meter.  This option is ideal for locations where people only need a few minutes to park and run into a business. It also does not require the business to validate parking.  Longer parking time requirements would accept coin or smart card payment as needed.  The amount of free time is programmed to your needs.

The mechanism can also be configured to support 2 Bays.  The user simply presses the button to select either Bay 1 or Bay 2 to add time and then inserts payment.  This configuration is ideal for covering two adjacent spaces where meter space is limited or you require a solution with a lower hardware cost.

 A MacKay Guardian XLE with a Free Time Button

 Download Guardian X Series With Free Time Button Sheet