License Plate Recognition Automates Parking Management

What is License Plate Recognition?

Also referred to as LPR, ANPR, ALPR; License Plate Recognition is a technology that uses cameras and object character recognition (OCR) to translate vehicle plate images into character representations of the data. LPR systems are used in parking enforcement and parking management scenarios. In the case of parking enforcement, mobile cameras are used to read license plates and the data is compared against known plates for validation. In the case of parking management, static cameras may be used to monitor parking areas. In all cases, LPR reduces workload as it is always on and does not require human intervention until an event of interest presents itself.

LPR PL8RDR license plate recognition systemOPS-COM’s license plate recognition (LPR) system is an all-in-one license plate reader solution for your team to autochalk and identify license plates for parking and security enforcement.  The OPS-COM LPR system is available for vehicle mounts or fixed locations.  It can help decrease overhead costs for permitting and enforcement, and create an easier way to manage your parking strategy.

The considerable benefits of LPR /ANPR include:

  • Decreased overhead costs through virtual permitting and reduced patrolling resources
  • Increased revenue through improved compliance, fewer scofflaws, and easier violation identification
  • Better parking management with improved access to limited parking spaces
  • Enhanced customer experiences with gate-less entry options for better access to spaces
  • Automatic plate recognition reduces staff overhead and improves operations
  • Maintain vehicle watch lists supplied by local police departments

LPR Technology That is Easy to Use

Enforcement: Just Take a Picture

License plate recognition with Android camera

Using the OPS-COM Android software, LPR technology is literally in your hands.

  • As easy as taking a picture
  • No additional software to purchase
  • Quickly analyze and validate more vehicles during enforcement
  • Reduce disputes with context and plate images
  • Works with most Android devices

Hands Free Mobile ALPR

Tattile ANPR roof mount camera

Utilizing our PL8RDR technology, any vehicle can be quickly validated with no user interaction.

  • Completely hands-free as vehicles validated while driving
  • Find “watch list” vehicles without actually looking for them
  • Automatic LPR hardware can be easily moved between vehicles
  • Reduce disputes with context and plate images

Track All Visitors 24/7

wall mounted ALPR bullet camera

LPR searches are happening even when no one is looking.

  • Virtual permits: no paper, no gate staff, no gate hardware
  • Find “watch list” vehicles without actually looking for them
  • Keep detailed logs of vehicles with context imagery
  • Easily identify scofflaws
  • Monitor entry and exit lanes with entrance and exit cameras

ALPR License Plate Reader In Action

This video demonstrates how quickly a vehicle can be validated without typing.
This video demonstrates how quickly vehicles can be validated in a parkade.

Automatic LPR Features

Automated number plate recognition (ANPR/ALPR) integrated with OPS-COM gives you better parking enforcement and overall security management with direct integration to ParkAdminViolationAdmin and IncidentAdmin. The LPR system integrates all software and hardware necessary to create an efficient and secure enforcement solution.  With the solution in one package thus reducing complexity, increasing functionality, and improving usability for patrol officers.

The functionality of the OPS-COM ANPR parking control module is available on your choice of our enforcement handhelds, a static camera (at a gate or entrance), or mounted on a vehicle.  This helps to keep the system flexible to fit your business and budget.  Our module has a 98% accuracy rate, so you can confidently increase efficiency and space availability for your parking management. Plus, the OPS-COM solution offers complete integration with all many vendors of parking and security data.

Our ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) module gives your organization the ability to effectively verify permits, identify scofflaws and issue citations.  The system is truly an all-in-one, easy to use system that supports a virtual permit environment and reduces the need for plastic or paper permits.

Parking enforcement cameras with license plate recognition integrate with the parking management system to improve customer service through a knowledge based approach to enforcement and monitoring.

Virtual Chalking

Monitor vehicles with new tire chalking methods.

  • Patrol officers are able to virtually chalk a vehicle by using a combination of GPS technology and the camera function to tag a location and time stamp of vehicle information
  • Our LPR module lets you monitor a vehicles location over time offering better space management with visibility into how long a vehicle has been in a single location, or how long they have been in a specific zone.
  • Virtually chalking allows patrol officers to track a vehicle that moves from one location to another within the patrol zone notifying your patrol team of a vehicle that has parked beyond their time limit even if they moved their vehicle multiple times.
  • Virtual tire auto-chalk captures license plates to assist with parking enforcement
  • Track car by license plate as it moves around campus
license plate recognition virtual chalking

Zone Allocations

Maximize parking for alternative revenue generation.

  • Cover more than one parking lot zone with zone allocations for virtual lots with multiple zones.
  • Configure each zone for specific times to maximize your parking spaces.
  • Gain flexibility in defining permits with multiple parking opportunities and fees for each lot.
  • Improve street parking support with LPR monitoring
LPR parking zone allocations

Identify Watch List Vehicles

Improve identification of scofflaws and vehicles of interest.

  • Full viewing, tracking and updating of license plate recognition events
  • ANPR / LPR module will automatically notify your patrols when a scofflaw or vehicle of interested is identified so you can take action.
  • The identification process is automatic and does not require any additional steps by your team
  • OPS-COM uses real-time information so your team has access to the most current data on a permits and vehicles
  • Import local law enforcement agency data to add to internal watch lists
  • Use static cameras for paperless access control and plate reader validation
  • Automated plate recognition software that identifies and tracks violators
license plate recognition capture log - vehicle monitoring

GPS Mapping

Get a clear view of where parking violations are occurring.  

  • Virtual chalking tracks vehicles and their location; static or mobile license plate recognition cameras feed data into the system
  • Violations are mapped in real-time so you have insight into violation hot spots to efficiently manage your patrols and identify violations
  • Patrols have instant access to all vehicle and lot details in real time to identify trends that can help you improve your parking management
  • With GPS location, virtual tire chalking and interconnected remote devices vehicle of interest and plate identification is simplified
GPS tracking for violations and virtual chalking

The ALPR/LPR system at OPS-COM is a full package.  You do not require system integrations from multiple vendors or the costs of multiple licensing fees.  Data captured by the cameras is cross-referenced with all of your OPS-COM permitting and violation data so appropriate notifications and actions can be taken.

Want to find out more about how license plate recognition can work for your campus, municipality, or private parking operations.
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