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December 03, 2023

Introducing the License Plate Recognition Camera, or LPR for short .
How to Capture and Log License Plates with Webpliance's LPR Security Camera (WEBPLIANCE ANPR CAMERA)

*Categories:* Video Surveillance, Articles

The addition of a camera with the capability to capture license plates can revolutionize your video surveillance system. It complements other security cameras to provide a more comprehensive coverage of your property. Whether it’s for identifying someone at a crime scene or just monitoring who enters and exits your premises, such cameras prove invaluable.

Typically, you have two options. The first is a standard security camera with clear imagery and good zoom. But if you want to identify a particular license plate, you’ll need to sift through hours of footage manually. This is where the second, and more efficient, option comes into play.

Introducing the License Plate Recognition Camera, or LPR for short. This camera has one objective: to capture license plates. And it does that extraordinarily well.

**Introducing The Webpliance LPR**

Webpliance's flagship in this category is the WEBPLIANCE ANPR CAMERA. This 2MP@60fps LPR employs AI-driven ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology. It's not just a camera, but also a transcriber and a database compiler. Once it captures a plate's image, it identifies the characters, converts them into text, and logs them in a database. So, if you need to pull up a particular plate's image or video clip, you can do so in seconds. Additionally, features like filtering by vehicle color enhance its utility.

*[Image: Overview of Webpliance LPR's features]*

**Camera Overview**

The camera boasts standard features seen in many security cameras but optimized for its primary function.

Specifications at a glance:

- **2MP 1080p Resolution:** One might argue that higher resolutions like 5MP or 4K UltraHD could offer sharper images. However, for an LPR, 2MP is the ideal resolution. The objective is to capture license plates, not panoramic views. With its 10x zoom, the camera can easily recognize plate numbers at this resolution. So, a higher resolution, which demands more storage and bandwidth, isn’t necessary.

- **60 Frames Per Second:** For cinematic videos, 24 frames per second (fps) suffices. But for capturing fast-moving objects, like cars at high speeds, 60 fps is crucial. At this rate, motion blur is reduced significantly, ensuring the license plate remains clear and legible.

- **165' Infrared Range:** When it comes to nocturnal plate capturing, the WEBPLIANCE ANPR CAMERA shines brightly. Its robust 165' IR range ensures clarity even in low-light conditions. Unlike many other LPRs, this one requires minimal adjustments for nighttime captures.

*[Image: License plate capture at different focal lengths]*

**Installation Tips**

A specialized camera like this demands meticulous installation.

- **Identifying the Choke Point:** The ideal spot is a choke point – a narrow, predictable area where vehicles pass through. For example, parking lot exits/entrances or alleyways. Installing the camera to overlook such points ensures better accuracy and minimizes false captures.

- **Installation Recommendations from Webpliance:** While Webpliance provides general recommendations such as camera height (5-20 feet) and distance from target (less than 85 feet), these are flexible. It's about ensuring the camera has a clear and focused view of the license plates.

The WEBPLIANCE ANPR CAMERA is a game-changer in surveillance technology. With proper installation and understanding of its features, users can significantly enhance their security and monitoring capabilities.

How to Capture License Plates with Webpliance's LPR Security Camera?

Once you have the physical aspects of your installation in check, you’ll need to set up your camera on the network. Webpliance offers an intuitive Network Video Recorder (NVR) interface that simplifies the process.

1. **Access the NVR Interface**: Using a connected device, log in to your NVR interface.
2. **Select the WEBPLIANCE ANPR CAMERA**: From your list of cameras, select the Webpliance LPR.
3. **Adjust Settings**: Under the camera settings, select the ANPR mode. This ensures the AI is optimized for license plate capture. Here you can set your regions or areas of focus and tweak recognition sensitivity.

4. **Database and Alerts**: Use the NVR interface to determine how you want captured data to be stored. This could be simply logging all recognized license plates, or you might set up alerts for specific recognized or unrecognized plates.

**Real-time Monitoring and Retrieval**

The real power of the Webpliance LPR comes into play with its real-time monitoring and rapid retrieval capabilities. 

1. **Real-time Monitoring**: With the NVR interface, you can live monitor vehicles that pass your choke point. Plates will be recognized and displayed on your screen in real-time.
2. **Search & Retrieval**: If you need to investigate a specific incident, the NVR interface allows for quick searching of specific plate numbers. With timestamped entries, you can even track a particular vehicle's movements over time.
3. **Export Data**: For reporting or external use, the NVR offers quick exporting of selected data to various file formats.

**Why Opt for the Webpliance ANPR LPR?**

1. **Data Accuracy**: The AI-backed technology means you get more accurate plate readings, reducing the time wasted on manual checks.

2. **Security Boost**: The ability to log and recognize license plates enhances security, particularly if you are trying to restrict or monitor access.

3. **Ease of Use**: The NVR interface is designed for simplicity, ensuring even those with minimal tech experience can manage and monitor their camera system.


Capturing license plates can significantly enhance your surveillance capabilities, providing an added layer of security and data. The Webpliance ANPR LPR camera makes this task effortless, with its specialized design and user-friendly interface. Whether you’re a business trying to monitor your parking lot or a homeowner wanting to keep tabs on who drives past your property, this camera is an excellent addition to your security arsenal.

Title: Introducing the License Plate Recognition Camera, or LPR for short.

Author: Alexious Fiero Published Date: 2023-09-10 21:32:04

Domain: https://webpliance.tech

URL: https://webpliance.tech/Blog/details/316/introducing-the-license-plate-recognition-camera-or-lpr-for-short

  • Author: Alexious Fiero

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