Are you in a hurry to pick up a parcel? Are you farewelling your close ones that are going abroad? Or are you simply have to drop someone at the terminal? Then you might want to use short term parking. Short term parking is associated with a lower cost the fee is calculated hourly, so no matter how long you will be delayed doing all the necessary duties at the airport you can always keep track of the time your car spends on the parking lot and therefore calculate your expenses. There is a maximum time allowance that you can use free parking for. Usually that is around 15 minutes to a half an hour at the most. That should be enough if you need to just pick up your guests or family from the airport.
At every more occupied airport there are short term parking lots that are associated with every terminal so that you can cut down on time spent on the parking. Or there can be a general parking area that is connected to every terminal with a light rail system that carries passengers around. Regarding safety of your vehicle, there is always some sort of security on the parking lot, being that is a security officer or a CCTV camera recording every second of the day.
Everything you need to remember about short term parking is to pick up a ticket at the entrance and keep track of time and therefore the expenses that you will be subjected to on the exit of the parking lot.