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Auckland New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative

Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.

LPR Assists Law Enforcement

License plate recognition (LPR) technology continues to advance and is better equipped than ever to support law enforcement and help save lives and protect property. Specific cases of LPR technology in action, as described in this article, demonstrate how it aids law enforcement in everything from reducing gasoline theft and enforcing traffic regulations, to identifying […]

Iluminar Lights The Way For The Weather Channel’s Tornado Track

Iluminar, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared (IR) and white light illuminators and license plate recognition products, has been hand-picked by NBCUniversal’s The Weather Channel to light the way for its Tornado Track crew. Featured regularly on The Weather Channel each time they are on the road chasing storms, the Tornado Track crew is […]

Californians Overwhelmingly Support Use Of License Plate Readers, New Survey Finds

The majority of Californians agree that license plate reader (LPR)technology helps law enforcement solve crimes and any restrictions on who can photograph license plates would be unacceptable, according to a new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics and commissioned by Vigilant Solutions. The poll of 800 California residents, conducted during the first week in April, showed […]

PlateSmart Announces Cloud-Based LPR Offering

PlateSmart, the industry leader in License Plate Recognition (LPR), will announce its new cloud-based LPR technology that is hardware and camera vendor neutral. This announcement marks an industry first —the introduction of LPR in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model providing greater access and scalability than is currently available. The new cloud-based solution expands the horizons for […]

PlateSmart LPR Nabs Offenders At Tampa Air Show

A local police agency caught almost 200 traffic and criminal offenders over a weekend using industry-leading License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology by Florida-based PlateSmart. The agency, whose identity remains undisclosed for security reasons, had a PlateSmart-equipped vehicle active at the 2014 Tampa Bay AirFest, a popular annual air show held at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force […]

Port Tampa Bay Selects PlateSmart’s ARES Enterprise LPR Solution

By Tom Reeve on March 5, 2014 The developers behind Jabbakam, the cloud-based online video surveillance and security system, have redeveloped and re-launched the product as a corporate-grade surveillance solution under the name Cloudview. I sat down with Cloudview founder James Wickes recently to find out why he thinks his solution will revolutionise the corporate security market. Jabbakam was developed in 2010 as a video management system to allow people to record CCTV surveillance video to an internet server and view the footage online. It also allows users to network IP cameras together and share the footage either privately or with a wider audience. The Jabbakam VMS works with its own brand cameras or a selected range of IP cameras from companies such as Y-Cam and Axis. Despite being designed primarily for the domestic market, Jabbakam attracted a great deal of interest from the corporate market, Wickes said. “On the basis of that, we developed Cloudview and changed the company name.” With Cloudview, the product is first and foremost an analogue camera solution. Using a Cloudview video network adapter (VNA), users can stream analogue cameras to the cloud storage system using automatic event triggers or manual activation. The VNA includes a built-in video encoder, SD card slot for local storage and network adapter as well as a USB slot for plugging in a wireless network adapter or 3G wifi device. Simples Wickes said that Jabbakam had taught him the importance of keeping things simple. “The key challenges highlighted through […]

Department Of Homeland Security Seeks Technology To Create License Plate Database

Catherine Herridge  is reporting today on privacy concerns over the federal government’s apparent push to track license plates as a way to find fugitive undocumented immigrants.   License Plate Readers: Keeping Us Safe or Violating Our Privacy? Here’s more from  Fox News Latino : The federal agency tasked with arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, put out an official request last week for contractors to submit bids for commercial technology that would help the agency its law enforcement officers tap into the National License Plate Recognition Database, or NLPR. “The database should track vehicle license plate numbers that pass through cameras or are voluntarily entered into the system from a variety of sources (access control systems, asset recovery specialists, etc.) and uploaded to share with law enforcement," the request for proposals stated ."NLPR information will be used by DHS/ICE to assist in the location and arrest of absconders and criminal aliens.” The technology that ICE wants developed for the agency would allow agents to use smart phones to quickly snap a photo of a license plate and quickly determine the plate is on a "hot list" of "target vehicles." License plate readers, however, would automatically record information on all vehicles that cross their paths instead of just suspect vehicles. "This system is supposed to be for the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement branch of DHS, for the tracking of illegal immigrants," said J.J. Green, a national security correspondent in Washington D.C. for WTOP radio. The ACLU […]

MESSOA Introduces Industry’s First 3MP IP License Plate Recognition Camera

By Brianna Crandall , February 17, 2014—International surveillance technology manufacturer MESSOA Technologies recently announced the launch of the LPR606, which the company says is the industry’s first three-megapixel (3MP) Internet protocol (IP) bullet license plate recognition/automatic number plate recognition (LPR/ANPR) network camera. The newest addition to MESSOA’s existing IP traffic camera lineup was specifically engineered for overview and access-control LPR applications at car parks, toll booths, gated communities, and a variety of low-speed environments. Designed with access control in mind, the LPR606 is suitable for applications of capturing vehicles with reflective license plates traveling at moderate speeds up to 60km/h. The 3MP resolution of the LPR606 reportedly allows for a much wider view and more details compared to one with video graphics array (VGA), covering up to two traffic lanes with just a single camera. Not only does it reduce the total cost of ownership, the camera delivers much enhanced image quality, which ensures plate recognition results are up to high-level standards, says MESSOA. The LPR606 is equipped with a 30m infrared (IR) light-emitting diode (LED) unit that generates the adequate, even illumination needed for high-megapixel images at difficult lighting conditions. Thanks to MESSOA’s low-light expertise and the camera’s LPR-oriented specifications, such as configurable shutter speed, iris, and illumination control, the LPR606 is able to deliver unparalleled imaging performance that yields superior license plate recognition rates, claims the company. Deployment-wise, the three-axis cable management bracket and external lens adjustment significantly facilitates installation of this outdoor-ready LPR/ANPR camera. The LPR606 […]

State Of The Video Analytics Market – 2014

As more organizations realize the intrinsic value of video in a physical security system, getting more value out of that video is becoming increasingly important. And those same organizations are learning of more affordable ways to record and store surveillance video with much longer retention times. Therefore, the number of video analytic installations is significantly […]

Fort Jackson Adds Automatic License Plate Recognition Cameras From NDI-RS

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army installation in South Carolina, has added two fixed automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras from NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) to its existing ALPR deployments. Fort Jackson is the largest U.S. Army training center, training more than 50,000 soldiers each year. Fort Jackson uses ALPR cameras from NDI-RS to monitor vehicles on the base, which covers more than 52,000 acres. By using cameras from NDI-RS, Fort Jackson is able to take advantage of ALPR servers provided by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), which maintains a statewide license plate database for all law enforcement agencies in South Carolina, using software from NDI-RS. This allows South Carolina agencies to implement ALPR from NDI-RS very efficiently and cost-effectively, since there is no cost for back-end servers or user licenses, and no extended implementation period. “By leveraging NDI Recognition System’s relationship with SLED, South Carolina law enforcement agencies and other critical installations like Fort Jackson can quickly implement our ALPR solutions,” said Christopher McKissick, Director of Sales. “Using the NDI-RS back office maintained by SLED, agencies get real-time data from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and SLED itself. This enhances security and improves safety for the Fort Jackson training center.” About NDI Recognition Systems: NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) is a global provider of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and critical infrastructure security, as well as other market […]

Bank Robber Apprehended Using Fixed License Plate Recognition Cameras From Vigilant Solutions

LIVERMORE, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Vigilant Solutions announces today that its fixed license plate recognition (LPR) cameras were credited in the apprehension of a man wanted for a recent bank robbery in Great Neck, New York. Commissioner John “Jack” Miller explains, “A Chase bank branch in Great Neck was robbed on September 27th, and a woman witnessing the robbery provided information on the subject involved. Using video surveillance from nearby businesses, we were able to locate a vehicle and subject matching the woman’s description. This information coupled with our Village Camera system yielded a license plate number. The license plate number was then entered into our license plate recognition system to provide notification to the department when the vehicle was seen by one of our fixed LPR cameras, provided by Vigilant Solutions. We implemented our LPR program almost five (5) years ago, and it will soon consist of around fifty (50) fixed cameras, along with several mobile systems.” “Roughly one week later,” continues Commissioner Miller, “the vehicle passed one of the fixed LPR cameras, generating an alert that the suspect vehicle had entered the village. We notified other area police departments on the peninsula who helped to locate the vehicle. Within about 45 minutes we had the suspect in custody, and he was charged with first degree robbery and first degree use of a criminal firearm.” Commissioner Miller concludes, “The system will soon cover all entrances to our village. While it is typically used to […]

Fernandina Beach Police Department Implements License Plate Recognition System

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 The Fernandina Beach Police Department has implemented a four-camera mobile automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system from NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS). Installed on one of the department’s patrol vehicles, the ALPR system will scan license plates and check the plates against “hot lists” of vehicles that are of interest to law enforcement officers, including Amber Alerts, Silver Alerts, suspended licenses, and other types of alerts. In addition to alerting officers in the patrol unit when the cameras spot a wanted vehicle, the NDI-RS solution captures plate reads, along with location data and color pictures of each vehicle, and that information is fully searchable using NDI-RS’s Vehicle Intelligence Server and Communications Engine (VISCE) back office software. “In addition to the assistance that NDI-RS’s solutions provide for traffic enforcement, the Fernandina Beach Police Department will be able to analyze the information captured by the ALPR solution to assist with ongoing criminal investigations,” said Christopher McKissick, Director of Sales for NDI Recognition Systems. “NDI-RS’s ALPR solutions are a strategic tool to help law enforcement protect citizens, and can help identify criminal activity as it occurs, as well as providing crucial intelligence to solve cases.” About NDI Recognition Systems: NDI Recognition Systems (NDI-RS) is a global provider of automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and critical infrastructure security, as well as other market sectors. With an installed base in over 40 countries, NDI-RS designs and manufactures turn-key, end-to-end LPR solutions including mobile, […]

PlateSmart Wins Major Technology Innovation Award

Software-only License Plate Recognition solutions honored by prestigious growth consulting firm (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 PlateSmart Technologies has been awarded the 2013 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for License Plate Recognition by Frost and Sullivan, the Texas-based growth consulting firm widely recognized as one of the leading arbiters of excellence and innovation in the industrial world. The award places PlateSmart in the ranks of technology leaders such as AT&T and IBM, both past recipients of Frost and Sullivan awards for excellence. The award comes as the result of a research study, to be published by Frost and Sullivan later this month, which surveyed a number of License Plate Recognition (LPR) manufacturers and found PlateSmart’s product line to be the field’s clear standout in terms of uniqueness, functionality, and value to customers. A decisive factor in the study was PlateSmart’s software-only approach to LPR, which the researchers praised for “liberating the market from hardware-based solutions.” The report also took particular note of the Company’s ARES Enterprise LPR-based video analytics software, saying that the product allows for a “deeper and broader level of data analytics” that anticipates industry trends. PlateSmart Founder and CEO John Chigos said, “We are deeply honored to accept this award from Frost and Sullivan. It is a welcome affirmation of the years of intensive research and development that we have invested in PlateSmart. This is a proud day for our entire team.” Frost and Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Archana Srinivasan said, “As a software only technology company, PlateSmart […]

OnSSI’s ASIS Display Targets VMS Demands for Mobility, Integration and Extended Command and Control Needs

Innovative technology that drives breakthrough PSIM and VMS solutions for mobile and web access, partner integrations and intelligent functionality is the highlight of OnSSI’s exhibit (booth #1629) at this year’s ASIS convention and trade show. Featured products include the debut of OnSSI’s Mobile and Web Clients and the introduction of Ocularis LS. Built for mobility […]

US Schools, College Campuses Have New Security Options

New system turns every surveillance camera on campus into an LPR camera to verify license plate numbers and the state of origin PlateSmart Technologies announced that it has partnered with Convergint Technologies to protect college campuses with a new security system, which will track all vehicle activity 24 hours a day. At the heart of […]