Welcome to a smarter future
Imagine living in a city that improves your quality of life as it grows in both landmass and population. That is a Smart City and that’s what DCA makes possible today.
Put simply, we make life better as cities get bigger. People use our technology, data and services to make informed decisions about how to live better and do more with less.
That’s what we call a smart future.
Our latest Innovation
IMaaS- Infringement Management as a Service
Infringement Management as a Service, or IMaaS, is a compliance management technology solution that delivers end-to-end processing of infringements. Improve your customer service and streamline your infringement management
Covid-19 reshaped the way we use our cities
The lengthy Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 reduced activity in the CBD here in Melbourne. Those of us who live here will clearly recall the alien streetscapes and a bizarre silence, punctuated only by pedestrian crossings ticking mechanically away to the benefit of exactly no pedestrians.Read more
QR Codes and Phishing: as technology gains popularity, scammers are never far behind.Read more
DCA awarded ISO 27001 certificationRead more
DCA Cities Jason Marks awarded Parking Young Achiever
Jason Marks, Business Development Manager- DCA Cities has been awarded Parking Young Achiever at the Parking Industry Awards 2021. The Parking Industry Awards pay tribute to exceptional standards of service and innovation, as well as celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations in parking.Read more
DCA Cities selected to deliver the City of Stonnington’s Integrated Parking ManagementRead more
Parking sensors can lower greenhouse gas emissionsRead more
Horses for courses: which parking sensor for which application?
In Australia, we see two major sensor technologies at work in car parks and street side parking: sensors that use infrared and sensors that use magnetometers.Read more
DCA’s Jason Marks recognised as a finalist in the 2021 Parking Industry AwardsRead more
DCA Recognised as Finalist in the 2021 Parking Industry AwardsRead more
DCA Cities COO Greg Tsigounis weighs in on why parking sensors are not all made equal
Creating liveable, sustainable cities is a major challenge for many municipalities. Finite parking spaces necessitates the need to more accurately account for and manage parking in an accessible and equitable manner.Read more
DCA looks forward to supporting Brisbane and Queensland in preparation for the 2032 OlympicsRead more
City of Sydney trusts PinForceRead more
Auckland Transport and DCA’s partnership goes from strength to strength
Auckland Transport has recently awarded Database Consultants Australia (DCA) a five year contract extension to continue delivering its integrated parking management system.Read more
Can COVID recovery deliver clean, equitable and Smarter Cities?Read more
PayStay reaches 1 Million User MilestoneRead more
Town of Cottesloe selects DCA Cities to deliver Integrated Parking Management System
An integrated parking management system to improve parking at Cottesloe will be delivered by Database Consultants Australia (DCA), after being awarded a five year contract following a competitive tender process.Read more
A brief history of contactless parking paymentsRead more
The rise in contactless payment; from convenience to protectionRead more
DCA achieves PCI-DSS certification for data security while processing 20M transactions
DCA has achieved PCI-DSS certification for the 8th consecutive year. Our accreditation includes Service Provider at the highest level (Level 1) as well as Merchant accreditation.Read more
Which is better: a Smart City that adapts to our needs or a Smart City that helps us re-prioritise our needs?Read more
PayStay on the mapRead more
DCA Cities selected to deliver Randwick City Council’s Smart Parking Solutions Project
An integrated smart parking package to make parking easier at Coogee Beach will be delivered by Database Consultants Australia (DCA), after recently being appointed by Randwick City Council following a competitive tender process and assessment.Read more
Smart City Mobility Solutions
DCA are leaders and continuous innovators at the forefront of Smart City Mobility Solutions. Our clients have access to technology, data and systems that help them make informed decisions to maximise the use of limited resources like land, parking spaces and roads, and minimise wasted time, cost and delays.