License Plate Recognition Cameras

License Plate Recognition Cameras

License plate cameras (or LPR cameras) are cameras which can extract numbers and letters from a license plate using infrared illuminators or ambient lighting. Most cameras are able to catch license plates during the day. Some security cameras even come equipped with long distance lenses for capturing license plates which are far away. The difference between a traditional security camera and a license plate camera can be seen at night. A typical security camera is unable to process the reflecting light bouncing off a license plate. Without infrared, a regular security camera will capture a poorly lit image with too much static.

License plate cameras (or LPR cameras) are cameras that can extract numbers and letters from a license plate using infrared illuminators or ambient lighting. Most cameras can catch license plates during the day, some even coming equipped with long-range sensors to capture plates at farther distances. However, standard surveillance is not necessarily equipped to detect plates actively. The difference an LPR camera has over a traditional security camera is that the specialized device detects license plates with much more accuracy and better quality at night. The enhanced quality of these products comes thanks to built-in infrared sensors that are more sensitive than their average counterparts.


A1 Security Cameras offers a long catalog of LPR cameras ready to enhance your security camera system. Contact our team today to get availability or specific product details!

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Sometimes the level of detail matters when your license plate recognition camera records a suspicious vehicle or a customer that needs to be contacted. That is why most license plate security cameras feature full color when recording video footage and streaming to the recorder or remotely. While it used to be a rare feature, full color night vision is fast becoming the norm for security cameras offered by A1 Security Cameras. Those that do not feature it still retain excellent black and white quality!

Speed


In prior generations of surveillance, license plate cameras could only achieve so much when capturing moving vehicles. While vehicle speed used to blur or prevent recognition by LPR technology, the current generation of products certainly has much less of a problem in that regard. Modern cameras with LPR are often designed to at least catch vehicles going at higher speeds with brands like AXIS Communications, Speco, Geovision, and more developing products that can catch vehicles going over 60 miles per hour!

Distance


As time goes on, the distance license plate recognition cameras and their regular counterpart are capable of recognizing will be greater than before. LPR technology at present can cover a wide area especially when the device features zooming capabilities like PTZ cameras often do. Owners of retail businesses and those with moderately sized parking lots can enjoy excellent performance out of their LPR cameras when needing to keep track of visitors!

Correct Result


Most often, A1 Security Cameras receives customer worried that their technology will get an inaccurate assessment or produce a false alarm. However, we are proud to inform each customer that products like our licene plate security cameras constantly earn the recognition they deserve by easily detecting each vehicle that comes within view. While sometimes limited due to the surrounding environment, these products are capable of detecting a licenseplate and providing a clear view for the system owner!

As some of the most advanced security cameras on the market, LPR cameras can be viewed as an upgraded version of the original. As there are few analog versions, most products of this nature are advanced IP cameras that use network video recorders and offer a wealth of features that complement the greater security camera system on top of detecting vehicle plates. Furthermore, with some of the best brands developing LPR cameras, you can surely expect unique features from each branded product like high definition, high FPS, optimized range, and some can even be bought at affordable prices, among other fantastic features. For more comprehensive information, read A1 Security Camera’s LPR Camera Guide!

License Plate Capture Cameras FAQ

What is LPR Technology?

LPR or license plate recognition technology is a fairly straightforward concept. Put simply, it is hardware, like a security camera, directed by software in another device to recognize and focus in on the license plates of vehicles that come within its view. In surveillance, this is most often found in license plate recognition cameras produced explicitly to house the specific technology and provide an avenue to use it. >> More Read

What are the benefits of license plate recognition cameras?

The designated purpose for license plate recognition in surveillance is straightforward. As such, the benefits can include:

  • Information gathering
  • Insurance resource
  • Parking management
  • Perimeter security
  • Vehicle security

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What is the Best LPR Camera Brands?

A1 Security Cameras offers the absolute best LPR or license plate reader cameras on the market. When you are looking for ideal systems to monitor or record license plates, we can offer the best cameras from manufacturers like:

  • Axis
  • Geovision
  • LTS Security
  • Oculur

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The difference between a Regular camera and an LPR camera?

We get a lot of customers who ask "what is the difference between a security camera and license plate recognition camera?". The difference between license plate capture cameras and regular security cameras is that the LPR cameras can process movement (vehicle speed), lighting (very bright lights or not bright enough), and distance (lens) faster and better than a regular camera.

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What is License Plate Capture Cameras?

License plate cameras are cameras which can extract numbers and letters from a license plate using infrared illuminators or ambient lighting. Most cameras are able to catch license plates during the day. Some security cameras even come equipped with long distance lenses for capturing license plates which are far away. The difference between a traditional security camera and a license plate camera can be seen at night. A typical security camera is unable to process the reflecting light bouncing off a license plate.

Without infrared, a regular security camera will capture a poorly lit image with too much static. With infrared, it will be blinded by the infrared light being reflected off the license plate. License plates in most states are made with a reflective coating which allows law enforcement to easily identify a vehicle. A true license plate camera uses a high contrast image sensor and long distance infrared illuminators to extract sharp license video. Because it can capture images before or after a vehicle passes its field of view, LPR cameras are able to see through brake lights and headlights.

Some license plate cameras are made for short distances and slow movement. These types of cameras might work for a residential gate or a parking garage where a barrier is present. Other locations like toll roads require a more demanding camera. High speed license plate cameras use slow shutter speed image sensors like the ones used in motorsports to capture images of cars moving faster than 45mph. With the advancement of the LPR camera, there has been an increase in demand for software which can not only capture a license plate but also store it in a database for future reference. More advanced license plate capture software can integrate with access control to combine vehicle information with an ID badge.

We offer a wide range of license plate recognition cameras to work with virtually any recorder. Let us help you capture more evidence. Our LPR cameras are the most reliable license plate recognition camera system in the nation. Choosing the right LPR camera will help you track down vehicles and individuals associated with a crime.

We've all seen the video of washed out license plates on regular cameras

In the image below you can see the difference between a successful license plate capture and a washed out plate on a non LPR camera. The image on the right is pretty straight forward. The area is dark and the camera needs IR to see so the image appears washed out. On the right the true LPR camera is able to stay in color mode due to the ambient lighting in the background across the street. The LPR camera can see licenses plates in either environment (pitch black with IR or some ambient lighting).

Let Us Design A Complete Package For You

We consider every detail carefully because every layout is different. Send us your drawing or address and we can help you design the perfect system custom tailored to fit your building. We've been designing LPR camera systems for 10 years for our awesome customers. Save time and money by letting us share our knowledge with you. We don't charge for consultation and can send you a free quote.

CAPTURE license PLATES clearly. Day or Night

Our LPR cameras have powerful processors so you can capture thousands of plates quickly and efficiently to increase safety. Our cameras never miss a beat by constantly scanning so you never miss a plate. We have cameras for low speed short distance to high speed long distance.

Washed out plates? Regular camera blinded by head and break lights?

Having the right camera will let you go back and analyze the traffic around you. The plates captured by our cameras will be exceptionally clear even if headlights shining at the camera. When brakes are engaged tail lights can blind a regular camera. Our security cameras have light suppression technology to pull license plates out from behind bright lights. applications help capture license plate information to help keep our communities safe.

  • Color Mode: Traditional LPR cameras only captured in black and white. We use the latest technology to let you capture license plates in color day and night with ambient lighting. If ambient light isn't available our cameras can switch to black and white and have built in IR to keep you covered in the dark too.
  • Speed: In a perfect world vehicles would stop and wait for you to capture a plate but the truth is vehicles drive at different speeds, angles, and times when lighting isn't great. Our cameras have excellent high speed sensors that can absorb a lot of light quickly making them the perfect license plate cameras for all environments.
  • Distance: We have cameras for short and long range applications. They can be used for highway traffic as well as parking lots and neighborhood monitoring. A parking lot with a gate wouldn't use the same camera as the entrance to a community or an apartment complex for example. We know the difference and we can help you choose.
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Live monitoring or play it back later

Our complete license plate camera systems will give you the ability to sit in front of the recorder and watch plates live as vehicles pass in front of the camera. If you're not always there or don't have time to monitor we have you covered too. Plates can be stored for extended periods of time and can be pulled back up to reference later using an easy to use graphical interface.

In a perfect world cars would stop and let you take a picture. We're prepared for reality.

Our cameras can capture traffic at all speeds and all angles. A parking lot with 5 entrances wouldn't use the same cameras as an apartment complex looking to cover their entrances. We have license plate cameras to fit virtually every application for both residential and commercial customers.

A License Plate Camera is the perfect addition to any Security Camera System.

With advances in technology and high quality sensors becoming more affordable its easier than ever to add an highly effective LPR camera to your security portfolio. It used to be that only government and law enforcement were able to own high quality License Plate Cameras but it's no longer the case. Our cameras are compatible with all the major software and recorder manufacturers for quick and easy integration. Check to see if your recorder is compatible with our security cameras.

What is the best license plate camera?

What is the best license plate camera? License plate cameras vary according to demand. You can get help from our technical support team for the best license plate cameras. We can recommend several best cameras for you:

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