ANPR – Automatic Number Plate Recognition Systems

Photo of ANPR camera mounted near a car park exit barrier

ANPR Automatic Number Plate Cameras

The number of installations of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems for public safety has dramatically increased over the last few years, as it has proven a leading edge technology in the fight against crime.

The ANPR system is simple in principle in that it captures all vehicle data at a given time and date, including registration numbers and details of the vehicle like the make, model, year and colour, as well as overview images of vehicles and occupants. This information is then fed into a database which analyses the information and carries out transactions based on predetermined actions. In the case of a police linked system, the vehicle can be checked for road tax, MOT, insurance and whether the vehicle or its occupants are wanted, and then take appropriate action.

• ANPR – Automatic Numberplate
• CCTV Cameras That Read Numberplates

ANPR – CCTV Cameras That Detect Numberplates

It’s not only national police and security forces across the UK and globe that are utilising this technology any more. As it has become more affordable, organisations large and small are now realising the real benefits of employing this type of technology.

Organisations can now employ this technology to verify vehicles entering a premises and allow or disallow access or only allow access to certain areas of a facility. The system can also be personalised to make corporate visitors feel welcome. When a client arranges to visit a supplier’s premises the client’s vehicle registration number can be entered into the system. Once the client arrives at the facility’s gatehouse, the ANPR system reads the vehicle registration number and a display shows a custom welcome message to direct your guest to a designated parking spot.

ANPR can easily be integrated into existing public space CCTV systems, providing a cost effective method of deploying ANPR technology. Additional use can be derived from existing infrastructure that is already in place, thus realising an immediate cost saving.

Existing CCTV systems can switch between crime and disorder systems and ANPR systems by the use of built-in technology and preset controls within the CCTV system. Hot spots can be created to target specific areas of a city centre, for example a busy carriageway to check for stolen vehicles or vehicles without tax or insurance.

The ANPR system will provide automatic visual and audible alarms when a captured vehicle registration number matches an entry on the system’s databases. All activities are recorded to include the vehicle registration number, an overview of the vehicle together with any tagged information appertaining to that vehicle. The system database can be searched post event to locate certain movements of vehicles at certain times. As long as the vehicle has been captured the images and relevant information will be stored within the database.

ANPR camera integrated with car park barrier entry system

Existing Systems

EDS can maintain any type of existing system, providing on-site and workshop repairs to any make of systems. With a large stockholding of spare parts we can turn around repairs rapidly.

Secure Monitoring Centre

Why not consider linking your system to our Secure Monitoring Centre to monitor your site 24hrs a day.

Routine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is fundamental to ensure your systems operate as effectively as when they were first installed, we are able to provide competitive quotation for maintenance of new and any type of existing system.

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