XProtect® LPR

License plate recognition

Recognize the power of automatic vehicle identification.

XProtect® LPR is license plate recognition software that reads license plate information from vehicles and links the license plate information with video. As a fully integrated part of the XProtect® Smart Client, XProtect LPR has a wide set of application areas, including access control, theft prevention, loyalty programs, toll road and border control. Advanced matching logic makes it possible to compare recognized number plates with pre-defined lists and initiate automated actions, such as opening a gate, thus increasing work productivity.

XProtect LPR is an XProtect add-on product that is seamlessly supported by most XProtect video management software products and Milestone Husky™ NVR units. It has optimized recognition algorithms for more than 100 countries and states around the world.

XProtect LPR key benefits

XProtect LPR offers a number of powerful applications for security-conscious environments:

Prevent losses
Are customers driving away without paying for fuel?

XProtect LPR is an ideal solution for gasoline chains. Using negative lists and third-party integrations, the system can automatically close a gasoline pump if a blacklisted vehicle license plate is recognized at any station in the chain.

VMS showing footage of highway

Manage parking 
Is this car covered by a parking subscription?

XProtect LPR can help you reduce the costs and time associated with managing parking subscriptions. Instead of issuing toll collection devices or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to authorized personnel, XProtect LPR can automatically open a parking lot gate when a permitted license plate is identified.

Regulate access
Should this vehicle be granted access?

Use XProtect LPR to optimize your processes by automatically controlling access to protected areas and premises. The software’s flexible, user-defined match lists make it easy to add license plates belonging to visitors, temporary personnel and delivery vehicles. Once the pre-defined license plates are identified, vehicles are automatically granted access.

Gather evidence
Where was the car in question?

XProtect LPR can be a powerful tool for law enforcement agencies needing to track the movements of a suspicious vehicle. Each time a vehicle passes by a camera equipped with XProtect LPR, it is registered in the system. Using XProtect LPR’s reporting functionality, law enforcement officials can create a report showing all of the movements of a particular vehicle within a specified timeframe. The report includes a video thumbnail of the recognized vehicle, a close-up of the license plate and details about the detection time.


XProtect® LPR 2015: Initial configuration
This video shows how to configure a camera for the XProtect License Plate Recognition add-on product.

How do I find out which license plates are supported?

XProtect LPR supports over 200 countries, states and regions around the world, and a large variety of license plate formats.

XProtect LPR compatibility chart

XProtect Add-onAdd-on descriptionXProtect
Professional &
Express series
Corporate & Expert
XProtect LPR
License plate recognition (LPR) software reads license plate information and combines it with video to help automate tasks.  

Note: Husky X series NVRs are compatible with XProtect LPR, but subject to the specific XProtect VMS product being used.

Exact functionality of LPR is determined by the specific XProtect VMS product used and the specific access control product used.

How to buy XProtect LPR

XProtect LPR is available as an add-on to our XProtect software and Milestone Husky™ NVR range. For more information, click on one of the links below, and an authorized Milestone reseller will contact you. 

Useful information about XProtect LPR

Here are links with information about the features and benefits of XProtect LPR.