How is ANPR used today?
ANPR is used for everything from pre-empting traffic jams, to helping to maintain social distancing during a pandemic and managing shipments to ensure they arrive on time. It is essential for policing, security, and, more recently, logistics and operations.
Advances in video analytics and data have caused ANPR to leap ahead and adapt for the times. It can now be divided into two main categories: automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and automatic container code recognition (ACCR). Both meet different needs and enable various activities to be done.
For sites with paid entry and parking systems, ALPR can be used to track visitors and automatically charge them. This stops people having to queue for a ticket and also improves parking compliance and missed charges.
Milestone partner, Veertec, uses ALPR combined with Milestone’s XProtect software to provide such a solution for cashless parking management. Everything is automated by the system, including direct debits and issuing customers with an invoice once they drive off-site. It can detect license plates from different countries, along with automatic language detection and plates can be analyzed at speeds of up to 150mph.
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