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Automatic Number Plate
also known as
Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras commonly
known ANPR can be a useful for security, safety or
convenience in a number of applications
This technology is commonly used by traffic police or
parking management companies but it is now affordable
and available to business, property and home owners.
It has long been used by traffic police use to alert them to
a suspect vehicle or to capture a speeding driver. It is used
in many modern, car parks to clock the time spent on site,
triggering an automatic barrier to lift or a gate to open
when a vehicle leaves.
Using features such as the roboplate netsend the robosend
ANPR cameras can capture and save number plate data in
You can maintain black and whitelists with known
registration plates and configure what action(s) should be
performed subject to a result being obtained. Different
actions can result from a plate matched against the black,
white, or 'grey' list. All unknown vehicles (ie: not specified
in the black or white list) are considered to be in a 'grey'
list. With some systems these are known as green red or
For example, on matching a number plate to a whitelist the
camera could open your gate or a barrier, a black list
match might be used to turn on a warning light or sounder,
an unknown vehicle might result in an email notification.
You could have a VIP list, Customer list, Staff list, Courier
A live image and a pop up message from the camera when
a registration match is made can be built in to the lists.
The software can support vehicle groups, these can be
named to categorise particular vehicles, you may for
example have groups for normal staff, security staff, VIPs
or contractors. For maximum flexibility, vehicles may be a
member of multiple groups. A schedule can be applied to
each group specifying an active time period for specific
days of the week. Subject to this schedule any of the
defined actions may be triggered to happen.
Day to day admin of vehicle registrations is made into an
easy task for operators by using a familiar Windows
interface and additional information such as vehicle make,
model, colour and owner. These details can be displayed
on-screen when a match is detected too.