The secret is out…
Organizations can take parking monitoring to a whole new level thanks to the pairing of parking and security software solutions and LPR camera system integrations. Proper LPR integration would combine cutting edge LPR technology with a parking and security management solution creating a more cost effective and accurate way to monitor parking permits, vehicles and incidents within garages and lots.
Amazingly, a small geotag inside a decal on a license plate can be detected by cameras in parking areas allowing the time stamp and the vehicle’s information to be easily traced and tied to user profiles within the parking and security management solution in the quickest fashion allowing organizations to pull all kinds of logistic and financial reports. It can also help produce helpful statistics such as parking and driving patterns.
Recently the Tattille camera system which uses LPR technology was supported within the OperationsCommander (OPS-COM) Parking and Security Software Solution. Utilizing the LPR integration scalability of the software and the in house development team, the LPR system was incorporated into the software which now is able to track each and every vehicle in an established area and bring it into the sub-module ParkAdmin. ParkAdmin is a cloud based permit module of the OPS-COM platform that is used for all permit and vehicle tracking. Now all the information recorded, monitored and verified from multiple sources are brought in the one single software application.
Organizations alike can and will benefit from this new, heightened level of patrolling by tying vehicles with users, permits and incidents quickly. Since today it is more important than ever that we have a clear and easy way to track vehicles, locate permit holders, and increase monitoring in areas under surveillance.
The solution is linked directly to the License Plate Recognition (LPR) processor, which means that each time a camera senses a license plate, the appropriate data and image is pushed to the OPS-COM infrastructure. As a result, this data can be read and appropriately stored in the solution which records all aspects of an organizations parking and violations as well as security records.
The new LPR processor receives and parses out the data sent from the camera, including the plate, province/state, camera name, and speed of which the vehicle was traveling. This in turn is logged into a digital table, with the appropriate imagery attached to each record. Administrative users can then access these images easily in the OPS-COM solution and have the ability to review the full image taken, as well as a cropped image containing only the license plate in order to save time in an emergency.
What are the Benefits of LPR Integration?
Parking Lot Traffic Patterns:
- Parking lot utilization patterns
- Non-Permit Holder utilization patterns
- Vehicle pass thru patterns
Paperless Permit Issuance:
- Detection of permit holders
- Detection of non-permit holders for purposes of intelligent use of officer manpower
- Detection of incorrect lot usage (permit holder parking in wrong areas)
- Detection of vehicles surpassing temporary permit times
- Detection of vehicles of interest
- Logged data that could be utilized in cases of incidents
- Imagery of vehicles traveling within controlled areas containing an appropriate timestamp
Using LPR integration to the OPS-COM parking and security software solution gives organizations another avenue to advance their technology and processes and have the ability to create alerts to any vehicles in question as they enter the controlled areas surveilled by LPR cameras to further the security measures that are increasingly necessary today.