About Us

Known for operating the ‘Safest Car Park in the World’, Parksafe has a World-wide reputation for safety and customer comfort and our unique service has won us numerous industry accolades and awards. We have received unequalled local and national press coverage and have been featured on C5’s ‘Fifth Gear’ and BBC’s ‘Crime Beat’ programme.

We pride ourselves on our level of customer service and our professional, friendly staff ensure all our sites have a smooth running, 24 hour operation and are ready to assist customers whatever the time of day or night. Our unique service is greatly appreciated by customers and local retailers alike and ‘Parksafe’ is known as a house hold name in the cities where we operate. Here’s what some of our customers have to say about us:

“I have used Parksafe car park in Derby since it first opened 13 years ago and have always felt safe. It’s clean, criminal-proof and easy to use and I use it specifically as it’s the safest car park in the city.” Parksafe Customer, Ann Gates

“We feel very lucky to have Parksafe as our closest car park. It’s very safe, clean, modern and great value. Many of our clients are female and really appreciate such an invaluable asset to Derby City Centre” Dawn Monk, Madoka Laser and Beauty

The idea for the Parksafe high security system originated in 1992 when Parksafe Chairman, Kenneth Wigley, then a local farming contractor, experienced a break in to his car in an airport car park and received unsatisfactory service from the operator whose disclaimer was simply that vehicles were ‘left at the owners risk’.  The incident shocked Ken for two reasons. First, that having taken your money, the car park operator took no interest in the safety of your vehicle; and secondly that, in spite of the technological advances of the 20th Century there was no protection for vehicles in car parks beyond CCTV cameras (which did not respond to an incident but were only able to record the crime for reference after the crime had been committed, which really made CCTV totally pointless.)

So after five years of development he created the concept whereby every parking bay would have a Parksafe Sensor installed and these would be automatically monitored and overseen by one controlling officer in a proactive sense i.e. as soon as a vehicle was 'Disturbed'. On 18th January 1998 Parksafe opened its first car park at Bold Lane in Derby and then others in Lancaster and Workington. Over this 13 year period each car park has operated completely crime-free.

As well as operating three multi-storey car parks we also design and manufacture all our own equipment, these latest state-of-the-art systems and equipment can be viewed within the newly refurbished Parksafe, Derby site.

Bold Lane
Tel: 01332 290674

Mitre House
China Street
Tel: 01524 581496

Chatsworth Workshops
Belper, Derbyshire
DE56 2DS
Tel: 01773 550698