Published on 19 October 2020

What are the applications of an ANPR solution?

An Automatic Number Plate Reading (ANPR) solution is a system that analyzes, controls, centralizes and transmits information. Concretely, the ANPR is used to identify a vehicle by visual recognition of its license plate.

Pryntec has developed a complete range of ANPR solutions called Pryncar: fixed, nomadic, embedded or for mobile phone. But what are the applications of such solutions?

Access control

An ANPR solution can have several fields of application, including access control in a wide way, as soon as it is linked with an action or image analysis technologies:

  • Get statistics on visitors
  • Surveillance of private parking lots: to prevent unauthorized vehicles from entering a reserved parking lot
  • Surveillance of public parking lots: to automate the barriers’ opening within the free of charge period for example
  • Toll sections: to authorize the lifting of the barrier after payment and to reprimand fraud
  • Gas or car wash stations: to authorize fuel/wash dispensing after payment or to reprimand fraud
  • Drive: to prevent fraud and theft

Manage traffic and road safety

An ANPR solution can also play a role in traffic management or road safety, especially when the image is analyzed by GO’IA®, a software suite equipped with Artificial Intelligence:

  • Obtain statistics on the number of visitors in a city: for example, find out the rate of foreign vehicles, the seasonality, measure the attractiveness of a city or an event…
  • Calculates travel time to activate carpooling lane
  • Traffic control to operate alternate traffic and checkpoints
  • Vehicle in a forbidden or restricted area
  • Traffic jam information to decongest the area
  • Detection of vehicles in the wrong direction

Provide support to law enforcement

Law enforcement uses ANPR solutions to:

  • Fight against fraud in order to find a vehicle that committed a fraud in order to connect a plate to a motorist
  • Check border crossings to control the flow of incoming and outgoing vehicles
  • Search for stolen vehicles with real-time comparison to databases

How does an ANPR solution work?

How to choose the right ANPR solution?

An Automatic Numer Plate Reading (ANPR) solution offers many advantages to guarantee the safety of users or to control access. How to choose the right ANPR solution? We tell you everything!
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