Partners - Richard N. Best Associates

Our Dedicated Team

Certain partners are integral to the success of Richard N. Best Associates. As we continue to advance as a leader in systems integration and innovation for the parking and access control industry, we choose to work with only the finest manufacturers, distributors and professional organizations. It is an honor to have the following partners on our dedicated team:

3M, formerly Federal APD

Based in Michigan, 3M's Federal APD is the largest U.S. manufacturer of parking, access and revenue control systems. Federal APD provides well-built and innovative products, and is committed to long-term customer support. Our partnership with Federal APD began in the early 1980s, when Richard N. Best became a distributor for Federal Signal Corporation’s parking and revenue control products in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A few years later, Federal Signal purchased Automatic Parking Devices and formed Federal APD (FAPD). Over the years, Richard N. Best Associates has been recognized as one of the top 10 distributors for FAPD, and we consistently have been listed in the top 10 percent of FAPD’s national distribution network, receiving several awards.


IDenticard, a leading producer of security identification and access control systems, provides a flexible line of fully integrated products and systems utilized by Richard N. Best Associates. We rely on IDenticard to supply our customers with sophisticated digital imaging and access control systems, laminators, ID card printers, cameras, bar code readers, and custom-designed laminated PVC and smart cards.

Digital Payment Technologies

Digital Payment Technologies is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of multi-space pay station hardware, software and online management solutions. This partnership enables us to provide advanced technology through the LUKE on-street and SHELBY off-street pay stations, along with a web-based Enterprise Management System, management software designed specifically for the parking industry which allows operators to manage their lots and pay stations in real-time from anywhere in the world.

PARC Group

Since 1991, Richard N. Best Associates has been a member of PARC Group, a select organization of leaders in systems integration and innovation for the parking and access control industry. This network of companies from the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean was formed to share ideas and resources, and to provide member companies with an expanded range of customized, integrated solutions to share with their customers.  

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