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How IP Cameras are Used for License Plate Recognition

License plate recognition (LPR) makes it possible to detect, read, and store the image of a vehicle’s license plate. Such technology has numerous applications—it can facilitate traffic control and electronic toll collections, improve security in private sector industries such as hospitals or museums, and serve as a crime deterrent. To accomplish these many useful tasks, LPR relies heavily on the use of highly innovative and advanced cameras.

Barrier-Free Parking With ANPR Technology: A Real Option?

Many cities globally continue to become more congested, driving increased investment into off-street parking facilities. In recent years, automated number plate recognition (ANPR) [aka LPR] cameras and software have started to be used as part of the overall solution which also includes barriers, payment machines, and loop detectors. The main use of ANPR equipment is to alleviate issues related to ticket payments, where a license plate can be looked up in the system to verify entry times, or for security purposes.

License Plate Readers Catch Serial Armed Robber

He has been a thorn in the side of several Metro Atlanta police agencies for nearly two years getting away with armed robberies at title pawn stores. But thanks to an alert Conyers Police Officer and new technology his reign of terror may be over. Officer Lucas said the Conyers robbery was one of the suspects thanks to Conyers police Officer Spencer Holland and the License Plate Readers, or LPR’s that were on the back of his patrol car.

Vigilant Solutions Launches License Plate and Facial Recognition App

The new Vigilant Mobile Companion app expands the benefits of license plate recognition and facial recognition technologies to all areas of the agency, including patrol, investigative, and detention. The app also features Vigilant’s FaceSearch facial recognition which analyzes over 350 different vectors of the human face.

Iowa Class Action Suit Filed Over Traffic Cameras

A class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is challenging automated traffic cameras that City officials say save lives and reduce crashes. The cameras came under fire after the Iowa Department of Transportation said two Interstate 380 speed cameras —two of the most productive in the traffic enforcement program— don’t comply with state rules requiring at least 1,000 feet between a camera and speed limit change.

City’s Camera Systems Help Police Keep Us Safe [Commentary]

[By Det. Robert Onishi, Renton Police Department] On July 2, a Renton resident who had parked his pickup truck at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center discovered that it had been stolen. He contacted the Renton police and an officer responded and took a report of the theft. This kind of personal violation happens throughout King County every year and as the Renton Police Detective handling auto thefts, I see how traumatic it is to these victims. Fortunately, the City of Renton has taken proactive measures to help deter auto thefts and other crimes and to help catch criminals who victimize the public.

Vicon Introduces New Line Of Surveyor Cameras

Vicon Industries Inc. (VII:NYSE-MKT), a leading security solutions provider and producer, introduces a new series of powerful camera options for the Surveyor line of IP PTZ camera domes. This new line of camera options and lower prices set a new industry standard in high performance PTZ domes. Improved magnification and low-light performance, along with their […]

VizuCop Announces Release Of VizuCop 360 In-Car Video Solutions For Law Enforcement

VizuCop, an innovative supplier of in-car surveillance solutions engineered exclusively for the law enforcement industry, announced its release of VizuCop 360 systems. From camera capture to proprietary playback software, VizuCop 360’s standard components protect video evidence for court admissibility and VizuCop’s new optional automated archiving system further secures and streamlines evidence management. “Based on our […]