Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)
Centurion can install bespoke ANPR solutions to meet the needs of your individual business.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition
Investing in CCTV with ANPR software is an efficient way to monitor and control visitor access through barriers. It can also reduce your manpower overheads, and even identify vehicles involved in a theft.
Licence plates are the primary and mandatory identifier of all vehicles, and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) software has a wide range of applications.
How does ANPR work?
ANPR works when your CCTV camera captures video footage of a vehicle’s registration plate. You can then choose to store the image and review it later. Alternatively, it can be run through our analytics software, where it will be compared to a database of stored registration plates.
We can set up your system to perform a certain action (such as raising a barrier) if it finds a match. Alternatively, you can choose to receive an alert to your email or mobile phone.
Why should I invest in Centurion CCTV with ANPR for my business?
Centurion have been in business for over 45 years and are now recognised as thought leaders in the CCTV industry.
As well as having the highest quality ANPR footage available on the market, here at Centurion Fire and Security Ltd, our CCTV cameras are packed with features to give you full control over your business security.
All of our ANPR systems feature 2MP high resolution for crystal clear images of every registration plate. Full colour night vision means that you’ll be able to see every car clearly at any time of day or night.
Due to our years of experience, you can rest assured that we will expertly install your ANPR cameras to capture every vehicle registration. We’ll take everything into account, including angles, distance and lighting.
Uses for CCTV with ANPR
ANPR for parking automation
One of the main applications of ANPR is parking automation. This is proven to be a cost effective and reliable way to achieve control over parking spaces. It’s used in many locations such as shopping centres, supermarkets, gyms, industrial estates, hotels, council run car parks and more.
Each installation of Centurion’s CCTV with ANPR is tailored to create a bespoke parking solution that meets the needs of the individual client.
We can cater to a wide range of requirements, setting parameters to the ANPR that allow for:
- Permit only – The details of approved vehicles are loaded onto an approved list.
- Staff only – Staff registration plates are loaded onto an approved list.
- Free parking for a limited time – A maximum stay is set, and you will receive an alert for any vehicle that stays longer than this.
- Parking only at set times – Receive an alert if a vehicle parks outside of these times.
- Parking only allowed/not allowed after business hours.
- Enforce reserved parking spaces.
ANPR for access control
Is your business’ vehicle barrier operated with a pin code? Pin codes often get passed around and abused, meaning that you’ll need to change it. Then no one can remember the new one for a few weeks and the whole cycle starts again.
If you use swipe cards to operate your access barrier, you run the risk of these being lost, or not returned by staff when they leave your company.
Any of the ANPR functions of parking automation can be used in conjunction with our other access control products.
For example, we can programme the software so that an access barrier is triggered to raise when a known vehicle is identified. Vehicles can also be restricted to pre-defined zones.
You can remove or add vehicles from your access list so that only those you are happy to be on your premises are permitted to enter.
ANPR to prevent tailgating
If you already have barriers at the entrances and exits to your car park, you may find that you have trouble with vehicles tailgating to avoid paying or gaining permission to enter.
ANPR will read the registration of every single vehicle that enters your car park, helping to put an end to the costly and potentially dangerous practice of tailgating.
ANPR for client relations
Did you ever drive up to the entrance of your car dealership to find yourself greeted by name? It feels good, doesn’t it? That’s ANPR at work.
Make every customer feel like a VIP by storing their vehicle registrations, allowing you to give them a personalised experience every time they visit your business.
ANPR for other purposes
There are a whole range of other purposes that ANPR can be used for, which include, but are not limited to:
- Event management and logging
- Identifying stolen vehicles
- Providing graphical reports on:
- Vehicle speed
- Stay times
- Journey times
- Flow rates
- Entry/exit numbers.
To find out more about Centurion CCTV systems with ANPR, send us a message today or call us on 0800 590 592.