License Plate Recognition Cameras

License plate recognition (LPR) cameras use specialized software to capture license plate data from passing vehicles. This type of camera serves various business needs, including automated gate entry, data collection, watchlist monitoring, and incident investigations.

How License Plate Recognition Works

Commercial LPR cameras are installed in fixed locations, such as on top of poles or on the sides of buildings, to capture license plate numbers.

These cameras are connected to software that analyzes their footage and extracts plate characters using optical character recognition (OCR) technology.

Once the characters have been extracted, the software stores the license plate in a general database and compares it to license plates already in the system. Notifications, gate openings, and other actions are then automated.

Benefits of License Plate Recognition Cameras

License plate cameras record license plates and store pictures and recorded video footage for ANPR camera surveillance.

Enhanced Security

License plate recognition cameras monitor vehicles entering and exiting commercial properties. They collect useful evidence and deter crimes like theft and vandalism.

Law Enforcement Support

In the event that a crime does occur on your property, license plate capture cameras enable law enforcement to easily and quickly identify vehicles and track down bad actors.

Watchlist Notifications

License plate cameras store digits in databases, and those digits can be placed on watchlists. Whenever watchlisted vehicles approach LPR-protected sites, the system triggers automatic alerts for security personnel or other authorities.

Improved Experiences

License plate capture cameras are especially critical for businesses and institutions with high levels of traffic, such as shopping malls, airports, and parking garages.

LPR systems streamline parking lot entry and exit processes to reduce wait times and improve the on-site experience of staff, residents, or customers.

Automated Gate Control

Cameras installed at gates support surveillance system needs by recording plates as each vehicle passes.

Cameras for capturing license plates are often integrated with gate access control systems to ensure that vehicles on green lists are instantly allowed passage. Meanwhile, drivers of unauthorized vehicles must either turn around or communicate with guards.

Data Collection

LPR camera systems record license plates and store important details, such as the time of day, length of stay, and frequency of visits. This data is used to inform business decisions and improve operational efficiency.

Parking Management

License plate recognition cameras are essential security for parking lots. They collect useful data (and evidence) and can calculate parking fees by tracking entry and exit times.

Types of License Plate Recognition Cameras

Infrared Light License Plate Reader Cameras

These cameras use infrared illuminators to capture license plate information in low-light or nighttime conditions.

Ambient Light License Plate Reader Cameras

Ambient light LPR cameras use advanced image processing algorithms to function optimally in different lighting conditions.

Ambient cameras often include a high dynamic range (HDR) feature, allowing them to capture details of a single image's bright and dark areas. They also often use lenses with wide apertures to allow more light to enter the camera, thereby improving image quality in low-light conditions.

Access Control Systems with LPR Cameras

Access control systems with LPR cameras work by cross-checking the license plates of approaching vehicles with a database of authorized plates. If the plate matches with access authorizations, a gate or barrier will automatically open to allow passage.

A gate security system that tracks slow-moving vehicles.

If the license plate doesn't match access authorizations, the barrier will remain closed until either permission is granted or the driver crashes through.

The good news is that no matter what happens, your LPR cameras will have captured the plate digits you need to respond.

Uses for License Plate Recognition Cameras

LPR camera on stationary fence.

Commercial Properties and Businesses

LPR cameras help commercial properties, and businesses monitor and control vehicle access to their premises.

For example, retail stores use LPR cameras to track deliveries and ensure that only authorized vehicles enter their loading docks.

Parking Lots and Garages

LPR cameras are used in parking lots and garages for security monitoring and documentation.

Promote parking lot security, protect parked cars, and collect more evidence with an LPR camera at your gate.

Parking lot operators, in particular, are using LPR systems to calculate the amount of time spent on properties for parking fee automation.

Law Enforcement Agencies

Law enforcement agencies use LPR cameras to monitor traffic and track criminal activity. They're used to track suspects, monitor traffic for violations, and identify stolen vehicles and vehicles associated with Amber alerts.

Homeowners Associations

Homeowners associations often install LPR cameras to oversee and control access to their communities. They connect with access control to track guests and visitors, monitor for violations like speeding, and automatically open gates for authorized vehicles.

The Best License Plate Capture Cameras and Software

For optimal performance, use Avigilon's license plate recognition (LPR) IP cameras.

Avigilon LPR Software

Avigilon is the world leader in cutting-edge, AI-based security technologies—and their license plate capture camera software is no exception.

With a simple license, Avigilon's LPR software can read and capture plates, create and import plate watchlists, and search through plate databases (including watchlists, green lists, and general lists of vehicles whose vehicle digits have been captured).

Although Avigilon cameras work best for license plate capture, their software can be licensed and used with most cameras. In other words, an LPR license from Avigilon will let you apply their cutting-edge license plate recognition technology to security cameras by other manufacturers.

Installation of License Plate Recognition Cameras

License plate cameras for commercial properties are installed on stationary objects, such as poles, gates, and building walls. They must be carefully mounted and aimed to capture license plate numbers in areas where relevant vehicles must pass.

License plate recognition camera for license plate capture.

It's important to work with licensed installers with the experience and know-how to ensure LPR cameras are properly installed and configured to capture number plates reliably.

Get License Plate Recognition Cameras With Mammoth Security

We install security cameras for capturing license plates.

The experts on our team at Mammoth Security understand LPR cameras and the best placement options for capturing license plates in various settings.

If you reach out to us by filling contact form at the bottom of this page, we'll quickly respond to schedule your free site survey and consultation with a friendly expert on our team.

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