License plate recognition

License plate recognition

Cameras with LPR capabilities can automatically read license plates of passing vehicles.

For efficiency, security and improved service levels

Reliable license plate recognition (LPR) has traditionally been costly and only relevant for a limited number of applications.

The rapid development of IP cameras now allows for wider use of automatic LPR solutions. Depending on your needs, they can help to increase everyday efficiency, service levels or security.

Automatic recognition and actions

Our LPR solutions are based on an Axis camera and partner software that runs either on the camera or on a server. It automatically captures the license plate in real time, compares or adds it to a pre-defined list and then takes appropriate action such as opening a gate, adding a cost, or generating an alert.

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

Service station implements pre-payment system based on license plate recognition.

Wide range of applications

Automatic LPR is a valuable solution for multiple applications, including: 

  • Parking management where it facilitates – or even automates – payment, entry and exit
  • Toll roads, to enable free-flow through toll plazas
  • Airport traffic management, to ensure that only authorized vehicles can access the taxi / public transport lanes
  • Access control, where the gate is only opened for authorized vehicles and all visiting vehicles automatically are registered
  • Vehicle alerts, where the solution provides an automatic alert when any of the vehicles on a watch list passes by