• ANPR:
  • What is ANPR?

    Automatic number plate recognition or ANPR, is a mass surveillance method that uses optical character recognition on images to read the number plates on vehicles. They can use existing CCTV cameras or ones specifically designed for the task. They are used by various police forces and as a method of electronic toll collection on pay-per-use roads and monitoring traffic activity, such as red light adherence.
  • What do we do?

    This is the first ANPR engine designed to run at full HD resolution and capture multiple plates from multiple lanes of traffic using a single input. Able to read plates from all EU counties, all US States and all South American Counties, this is the most versatile ANPR engine in the world. Our system has been designed from the outset with HD and multi-megapixel imagery in mind. It is the only ANPR in the world capable of seeing multiple lanes and extracting 15 or 20 number plates from a single frame. This means that our system could work with a single HD camera and cover an entire carriageway of a motorway. The system is installed on a standard PC with a video capture card. It will then extract ANPR data from the video feed and store the captured data.

    The event triggers happen when the system:

    • Finds a number plate
    • Finds a match on the whitelist
    • Finds a match on the blacklist

    These triggers can be customised to perform any required action (e.g. send the data to a central repository, open a barrier or send an alert out). Our ANPR system can be integrated into any existing infrastructure, extended into a more complex system or operate as a standalone system. The user interface is completely web based, all that is required is an internet browser together with the correct level of authorisation to manage the ANPR system from anywhere in the world. The data extracted from the system is presented in numerous reports that can be customised to suit clients’ particular applications.

    This data can be used to:

    • Aid in the prevention of car crime
    • Reduce labour costs, fully automated functionality
    • Prevent fraudulent car park usage
    • Generate revenue streams through parking charges
    • Record vehicle movement, time in and out of site
    • Capture driver images
    • Raise alarms for target vehicles
    • Secure evidence for police use
    • Control automated barriers / gates
    • Provide variable messages for specific users (linked to VMS signage)
    • Count vehicle numbers & monitor traffic flow
    • Analyse peak times & regular visitors / offenders
    • Protect & monitor staff parking