Terrorism, both domestic and international, has become the bane of modern life in the United States. Just last month, the think tank Center for Strategic & International Studies issued a brief saying that terrorism would become worse in the U.S. in the coming year. This past February, the New York Times reported that the threat of domestic terrorism has outpaced that of Islamic extremism. As such, it is a mistake to underestimate the dangers posed by homegrown terrorists.
Thanks to a new relationship with a key Pittsburgh, Pa.-area systems integrator, PlateSmart announced its AI-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)/vehicle recognition software is replacing Rekor installations on hundreds of citywide surveillance cameras throughout Western Pennsylvania. More than 100 law enforcement agencies will now be able to enjoy the speed, accuracy, and reliability of PlateSmart’s industry-leading vehicle recognition solutions.
Because things like lumber and mulch can’t easily fit into a shopping cart, home improvement stores provide customers with drive-up access to nearby yards where they can pick up large or heavy items. While this makes things easy for customers, it also turns the yards into targets for criminals. It’s the reason one major home improvement retailer turned to industry innovator PlateSmart Technologies for loss prevention assistance at its yards.
As AI and deep learning technology continue to grow and expand, what had been movie fantasy only a few years ago is today a reality. Industry innovator PlateSmart Technologies has ridden this evolutionary wave, deploying the company’s ever more cutting-edge vehicle recognition solutions to new customers and markets, including the motion picture industry by heightening vehicle perimeter security at major studios in New York and Georgia.
PlateSmart Technologies introduced Powered by PlateSmart™ to let business solution providers add license plate recognition (LPR) functionality to their products easily and cost-effectively. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based Averics Systems Inc. is one of the first to take advantage of this opportunity, having integrated PlateSmart’s award-winning LPR technology into its AvericsUnity™ security management system.
PlateSmart Technologies has introduced PlateSmart ARES 2.6.0. This latest version of the award-winning LPR software provides customers with more actionable vehicle data, even better accuracy and more robust performance. PlateSmart ARES has been built upon AI and machine learning – technology that allows it to read the license plate as well as the state jurisdiction and vehicle make.
PlateSmart Technologies will unveil the latest version of the software at GSX 2019 as well as a new integrated solution. PlateSmart ARES 2.6.0 provides customers more actionable vehicle data, even better accuracy and more robust performance. The all-new Powered by PlateSmart solution allows security technology providers to offer LPR in the most cost-effective way possible: by integrating PlateSmart technology within their products.
PlateSmart has partnered with video management software platform provider Milestone Systems since 2016. Recently, the two organizations enhanced their relationship when PlateSmart earned Milestone Gold Partner classification. The PlateSmart ARES® automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution, which is camera-agnostic and software-only, integrates seamlessly with the Milestone XProtect® VMS. This allows ARES to trigger actions within XProtect, such as alerts, emails and physical alarms.
A key benefit of PlateSmart Technologies’ award-winning ARES ALPR software is its ability to seamlessly integrate with virtually any camera or VMS. That innovation has yielded PlateSmart another partnership – this time with the global IP surveillance solution provider VIVOTEK Inc. Called automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) outside of the United States, PlateSmart’s ARES solution has been implemented throughout South America, Europe and parts of Oceania.
PlateSmart® Technologies will be unveiling its groundbreaking next-generation Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) and video analytics solutions at the ASIS 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits event. The global conference, which is being held this year in Orlando, Florida from September 12th-15th, showcases every year the best the security technology industry has to offer.
PlateSmart Technologies, the industry leader in License Plate Recognition (LPR) solutions and video data analytics, has entered into a teaming agreement with defense systems integrator enrGies of Huntsville, Alabama. The two companies have successfully tested and are working to perfect the first LPR and video analytics technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assist security agencies and military personnel in combatting crime and terrorism.
PlateSmart Technologies and Samsung Techwin together have created the worlds first line of surveillance cameras to be truly capable of License Plate Recognition (LPR). First introduced to the public at the 2014 ASIS Conference in Atlanta, the "open-platform" Wisenet III cameras were designed to allow PlateSmarts ARES LPR-based video analytics solution and can accommodate a wide variety of add-on apps. ARES is the first LPR app available for the cameras.
Editorial Opinion By John Chigos, Founder, Chairman & CEO at PlateSmart Technologies, Inc. Digital Recognition Network (DRN) of Texas and their partner company, Vigilant Solutions of California, have filed a new lawsuit in Arkansas District Court. The suit contends that Arkansas’s recently passed Anti-LPR law (Arkansas Automatic License Plate Reader System Act 1491) banning the […]
PlateSmart Technologies announced that ARES, the Company’s software-only video analytics platform based on License Plate Recognition (LPR), is the recipient of a 2014 Govies Award in the category of Video Analytics. The award, highly coveted in the global security industry, was presented to PlateSmart by Security Products Magazine, a publication of 1105 Media. ARES, which […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OLDSMAR, Fla. , Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Pasco County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PSO) has selected PlateSmart Technologies’ Mobile License Plate Recognition (LPR) software as its latest tool in the fight against crime. The software, developed by Florida -based PlateSmart Technologies, represents the latest and most promising innovation in law enforcement technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/FL77070LOGO) The PSO purchased the PlateSmart products with funds provided by the Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). The initial deployment of PlateSmart software by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office will consist of five patrol units equipped with LPR and a mobile unit. The total cost was $64,365.98 . In the past, law enforcement agencies were typically only able to deploy one or at most two units at a time due to the enormously high costs associated with the LPR technology then available. PlateSmart’s flexibility plus the inherently affordable price point of the software translate to significant cost savings over competing technology. PlateSmart’s Mobile LPR solution is compatible with any Windows PC and a wide range of video surveillance cameras, including low-cost off-the-shelf units. This is a significant departure from its competitors, which require the purchase of specialized cameras and processing hardware as part of a package in order to function. “This product allows one deputy to do the work that it would take several deputies to accomplish,” said Sgt. Art Rowand of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Selective Traffic Enforcement Patrol Unit. “And now our deputies can get better results safer and faster.” In addition […]