LPR Cameras for Smart Cities

LPR Integration to city sensors can improve management of traffic, security and pollution in the cities

Vehicles are becoming one of the major challenges in the cities due to the multiples challenges they bring (pollution, high traffic, security issues, etc.).

In response, cities are evolving to become intelligent entities that monitor more and more citizen data to optimize their policies, being License Plate Recognition (LPR / ANPR) one of the most powerful pieces of information: thanks to LPR, city surveillance systems have the possibility to link license plates and vehicles, their types, owners and every other registered data associated; this opens a whole new world of opportunities for new really smart city solutions.

So, how can LPR help smart cities to be smarter?

It's More than just "reading license plates"

Traffic studies

Reading license plates on the go (using Free Flow Standalone LPR Cameras to collect data 24/7 in several key city points) allows Smart cities to gather accurate information useful to monitor and generate a deeper understanding of traffic flows, the basis for creating better policies and developments. 

Carpool parking management

Car sharing is becoming trending in many cities, but carpool parking may be a nightmare for management and parking owners; LPR allows more precise control and better service to users of online city platforms by providing exact information about the vehicles involved in the process.

Automated Carpool parking makes it possible to reward users with a safe spot to park, free from tickets and hassles.

Management of Low Emission, downtowns and special zones

Survision LPR Cameras for Low emission zones and hypercenters LPR Access Control

Not every vehicle shall be allowed in every city corner; some spaces may remain free of pollution; the only way to ensure this is using LPR to identify “unfit” vehicles and enforce access control.

LPR can also help city management to enforce regulations in downtowns and other special areas, which also need to prioritize the type of vehicles allowed; LPR allows easier, automated license plate-based access control by controlling barriers in real-time.

Access control to Recycling centers

Smart recycling centers allow private parties to drop their loads; LPR allows users to reserve appointments with information about their cargo for better control and service quality.

Parking control

Survision LPR Cameras for street parking security enfocement

Mobile LPR is the capability of performing License Plate Recognition from a moving vehicle using a compact LPR camera; this allows a single parking control agent to check up to 1000 vehicles a day, much more than the 300 that could be done by foot.
A high-speed and precise LPR camera (such as our Picopak, the world's smallest LPR camera.) is needed to achieve this level of effectiveness, 

Monitoring of reserved lanes

One of the most popular traffic solutions are reserved channels that restrict access to special vehicles such as taxis, buses, or shared cars; LPR cameras installed at the entrance of these channels' entrances can monitor their license plates and inform authorities in real-time about regulations violations.

Detection of stolen or wanted vehicles

The license plates of stolen or wanted vehicles are automatically sent to the authorities hotlist as soon as they are reported; LPR cameras installed in key city points can monitor plates and send the data to security systems instantly, achieving real-time alerts that lead to a faster and effective response of security forces.

Traffic light, Stop and Pedestrian Radars.

Due to speed and direction reading capabilities, LPR cameras can detect and report infractions in these types of street sites in real-time, making the work of traffic law enforcers much easier and effective.

Securitization of tunnels and bridges

Survision LPR Cameras for tunnel security

Having LPR cameras at the entrance and exits of tunnels has become a huge advantage for security policies. By measuring the time spent inside the structure, systems can determine if accidents have occurred much faster than human visual monitoring.

In case of such events, LPR allows authorities to have records of all vehicles involved for a faster and more appropriate response; the ability to read HAZMAT (Hazardous material vehicles license plates) becomes key for improving damage control response.

Radar speed and wrong way signs

Survision LPR Cameras detect car speed

Cities also bet for prevention; drivers love to be warned before committing a traffic violation (high speed or wrong direction); LPR cameras in real-time speed signs can show drivers the vehicles' speed, giving them heads up on their traffic behavior.

How can Survision's LPR Cameras bring value to Smart City Solutions?

Thanks to our specialized high-end hardware, Survision's standalone LPR Cameras perform the License Plate Recognition (LPR / ANPR) by themselves, transmitting processed data with no need for external servers or complex installations; therefore, they can be installed everywhere, literally.

This special configuration makes it possible to extend monitoring city coverage, reaching places impossible for other server-based systems without sacrificing precision.

Survision is the only LPR / ANPR Camera provider that offers a Performance warranty; Yes, we contractually commit to a minimum reading rate otherwise, your money is refund; this makes it possible for cities to make accurate projections and safer investments.

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