What are ANPR cameras and how can they benefit your car park


 

What are ANPR cameras and how can they benefit your car park?

 

WHAT IS ANPR? 

 

ANPR is the abbreviation for Automatic Number Plate Recognition. ANPR cameras were invented at the Police Scientific Development Branch in the UK in 1976. In the early 1990s, they became popular among car parks owners because of their technological advancements, and as the technology developed, they became widely used as they were inexpensive and provided 24/7 data.

 

ANPR devices read and recognise vehicle registration marks because of their Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and infrared illumination. They can capture a clear image of a vehicle at any time of the day or night and can extract details from a number plate and transfer this via a secure link to an authorised back-office system. This information can be used for a variety of reasons including indexing against the Police database record to detect travelling vehicles at a local, regional and national level or by government agencies and commercial businesses such as supermarkets and shopping centres as well as for automated toll collections.

 

ANPR devices read and recognise vehicle registration marks because of their Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and infrared illumination. They can capture a clear image of a vehicle at any time of the day or night.

 

HOW DO ANPR CAMERAS WORK AT CAR PARKS?

 

ANPR cameras are placed at the entrance and exit points of a car park to capture details of a vehicle upon entering and leaving the car park. They can identify if the vehicle is authorised to enter the private land, flag if a vehicle has not paid to park or notify if the vehicle has overstayed the paid parking period.

 

HOW WILL ANPR CAMERAS BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

 

24-hour monitoring

With ANPR cameras, you’ve always got your eyes on your car park. You gain comprehensive data on the use and misuse of the car park, immediately allowing you to proactively and effectively manage the car park for the landowner

 

With ANPR cameras you gain comprehensive data on the use and misuse of a car park.

 

Low cost

As technology advances and ANPR cameras become more commonplace there is a wide range of ANPR cameras on the market with prices starting from as low as £1,000. It is essential that a high-quality ANPR camera is used that is fully calibrated and serviced. Whilst initially you will pay more for the ANPR camera this will minimise misreads and ensure the highest quality of checking available.

 

Reduce misuse of the car park

With ANPR cameras being in place 24/7 it is a highly effective way to reduce misuse within a car park. The cameras capture a wide range of contraventions and when introduced quickly drive down misuse at the car park and minimise this ongoing.

 

ANPR camera images can be used as evidence and can provide valuable information that can be used in an investigation and can be provided for crime and incident data.

 

Help in investigations

ANPR camera images can be used as evidence and can provide valuable information that can be used in an investigation and can be provided for crime and incident data. The images can provide intelligence pictures to identify when and where a specific vehicle has been.

 

If you need help with car park management or enforcement services for your private land, contact our expert car park team today to discuss how we can help keep your facilities safe for authorised users.

 

Andrew Lawson

Operations Manager

ipserv.co.uk

 


 

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