What is a license plate recognition camera

License plate recognition

For efficiency, security and improved service levels

Reliable License Plate Recognition (LPR) has traditionally been expensive and only relevant for a limited number of applications.

The rapid development of IP cameras now enables wider use of automatic LPR solutions. Depending on your requirements, they can help increase daily efficiency, service levels or security.

Automatic detection and actions

Our LPR solutions are based on an Axis camera and partner software that runs either on the camera or on a server. The system automatically records the license plate in real time, compares it or adds it to a predefined list and then takes appropriate action such as opening a gate, adding costs or generating an alarm.

Depending on the ambient light, the solution may require cameras with built-in IR light or additional light sources for optimal performance.

Wide range of applications

Automatic LPR is a valuable solution for various applications including:

  • Parking management, where it facilitates or even automates payment, entry and exit
  • Toll roads to ensure smooth traffic at toll booths
  • Airport traffic management to ensure that only authorized vehicles can access the taxi / public transport lanes
  • Access control in which the gate is only opened to authorized vehicles and all visiting vehicles are automatically registered
  • Vehicle alerts, where the solution issues an automatic alert when one of the vehicles on a watch list is passing