License Plate Recognition Cameras
We offer a wide range of license plate cameras to work with virtually any recorder. Let us help you capture more evidence. Our LPR cameras are the most reliable license plate recognition systems in the nation. Choosing the right LPR camera will help you track down vehicles and individuals associated with a crime.
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.
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).
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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 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 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 LPR 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.
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 LPR 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 LPR 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 cameras.
In the ever changing world of technology and crime, it’s no coincidence license plate recognition cameras have become increasingly popular.
The technology, which was invented by the UK’s Police Scientific Development Branch in 1976, has come a long way through the years. What used to only be available to law enforcement and government is now accessible to the general public.
Police departments all over the world have been utilizing these cameras to identify suspicious vehicles, catch people with active warrants, and solve crimes. A study in 2012 showed 71 percent of police departments in the U.S. use some form of this technology and that number was only expected to rise. Toll roads and toll ways around the world use the same high tech imagery to process fees for drivers using these roadways.
Lenders and repossession agent have put these same systems into place to be able to dredge up delinquent auto loans recipients.
Whether it be theft or vandalism, criminal activity is on the incline and suburban areas are often the target. Because of this up swinging trend the need to protect our families and homesteads from outsiders has become even more prevalent. Having the ability to monitor suspicious vehicles and or behavior in residential areas is increasingly important to both home owners and HOA’s alike.
While most cameras have the ability to capture license plates during the day LPR is the only class of camera that is able to capture these images clearly at night. And the reason is quite simple. A normal camera does not have the capability to filter out visible light from tail lights/head lights/ brake lights. Because of the reflective lighting a non LPR will only be able to pick up a hazy flash of light while an LPR camera will make that image clear.
Regular camera (left) vs LPR camera (right) There a 4 primary guidelines for successful installation and operation of your LPR camera.
1- Camera Angle- Having the camera angled correctly is imperative . unfortunately , There is no exact science to this, and the best approach seems to be one involving trial and error. According to one expert the best method to determine if your camera is catching the right angle is to set it up, test run it and make adjustments as needed.
2- Shutter speed- While selecting the appropriate range camera is essential another element to be considered is shutter speed. IF the shutter speed is set to low the image won’t be captured too high will result in a darkened image.
3- Area Lighting- Another factor to keep in mind is how well lit the area is. If there is ample lighting, during both day and night, there may be no need for additional lighting. However, if a lighting source such as a street light is not available, IR illuminators would need to be purchased to provide sufficient luminosity. This device can be mounted just above or below the camera for optimal results.
4- LPR Software- In order to maximize the benefits of your LPR camera in needs to be integrated with dedicated LPR software. The main purpose of this software is to store the images into a database. This stored information will come in handy in almost any scenario involving your LRP camera.
It’s important to keep in mind what functions you will need your LPR camera to be capable of. A toll way where vehicles are going in excess speed of 60+ mph would require a long range high speed LPR while a short range low speed LPR would be best suited for a residential area. The model of LPR camera you decide to choose is heavily based on what you are trying to accomplish. For more information on LPR cameras or to chat with a live rep please click link below.