Handheld License Plate Recognition

What is LPR, ALPR, ANPR?
License Plate Recognition is a technology that uses cameras and object character recognition (OCR) to translate vehicle plate images into a textual representation of the data. LPR systems are used in 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 management, static cameras may be used to monitor 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.

OPS-COM’s automated license plate recognition (LPR) system is an all-in-one license plate reader solution for your team to auto-chalk 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

Remote Enforcement in the Palm of Your Hand

Learn about how OperationsCommander puts the the data in the hands of the people that need it the most.


Enforcement: Just Take a Picture

license plate

Using the OPS-COM Android software, handheld 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

LPR / ANPR 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
  • Patrols can easily move automatic LPR hardware between vehicles
  • Reduce disputes with context and plate images

Track All Visitors 24/7

static camera on wall

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
  • Autochalk vehicles with context imagery
  • Easily identify scofflaws
  • Monitor entry and exit lanes with entrance and exit cameras


These videos do an excellent job of demonstrating the flexibility and functionality of the OPS-COM LPR module.

In the first video, the patrol uses an Android handheld device to validate plates by simply taking a picture of the plate using a tablet.

In the second video, a patrol is navigating a parkade and using the PL8RDR LPR system to ensure compliance.  In this particular case, the garage supports temporary parking as well as standard long-term parking.

In both cases, the videos need to be reproduced to showcase software improvements.

This video demonstrates how quickly patrols can validate a vehicle without typing.
This video demonstrates how quickly wardens can validate vehicles 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, 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 car park management. Plus, the OPS-COM solution offers complete integration with all many parking and security data vendors.

Our automated license plate recognition system (ALPR) module gives your organization the ability to verify permits, identify scofflaws and issue citations effectively.  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.

Traffic enforcement cameras with license plate recognition integrate with the garage management system to improve customer service through a knowledge-based approach to unique enforcement challenges and monitoring.

Virtual Chalk of Vehicles

Monitor with a new touch-less tire chalk.

  • Patrol officers can virtually chalk a vehicle using a combination of GPS technology and the handheld camera function to tag a location and timestamp of vehicle information.
  • Our LPR module lets you monitor the location of a vehicle 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 parked beyond their time limit even if they moved their vehicle multiple times.
  • Virtual tire auto-chalk captures license plates to assist with zone enforcement.
  • Track car by license plate as it moves around campus
This video demonstrates touchless chalking and remote data access.

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 car park spaces.
  • Gain flexibility in defining permits with multiple parking opportunities and fees for each lot.
  • Improve on-street support with LPR monitoring
zone allocations admin

Identify Watch List Vehicles

Improve identification of scofflaws and vehicles of interest.

  • Full viewing, tracking and updating of automatic plate recognition events
  • ANPR system module will automatically notify your patrols when a scofflaw or vehicle of interest is identified so you can take action.
  • The identification process is automatic and does not require any additional steps from your team.
  • OPS-COM uses real-time information, so your team has access to the most current data on permits and vehicles
  • Import local law enforcement agency watch 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
LPR watch list

GPS Mapping

Get a clear view of where parking violations are occurring.  

  • Virtual chalking tracks vehicles and their location data; static or mobile LPR/ANPR 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, a vehicle of interest and plate identification is simplified.
GPS parking lot mapping

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 both the wall-mounted cameras and handheld cameras is cross-referenced with all of your OPS-COM permitting and violation data so traffic wardens can take appropriate notifications and enforcement actions.

  • ParkAdmin confirms if a vehicle has a valid permit
  • ViolationAdmin identifies any outstanding parking fines
  • IncidentAdmin would notify security if the system identified a vehicle of interest
  • PL8RDR is a mobile automated plate recognition system

Want to find out more about how plate recognition can work
for your campus, municipality, or private car park operations.
Contact us to learn more.