He thinks such an operation would result in more economy for the city.
Cost of the electronic unit is $3,000 installed, he says.
Mr. Auerbach’s lot holds 45 cars. When the motorist leaves the lot he deposits a coin in a slot. This activates the arm on the gate so it goes up and the motorist is allowed to leave.
In Mr. Auerbach’s case, he gives tokens to people who stop in his store, so that it won’t cost them anything to get out of the parking lot. Otherwise it costs 25 cents to leave the lot.
Mr. Auerbach says that such an electronic gate-like operation is catching on all over the United States.
“Not only are private businessmen using them but many municipalities as well,” he claims.