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Information about automatic number plate recognition

Automatic number plate recognition is a government surveillance method that relies on optical scanning equipment to read car number plates as the vehicles travel on public roads. Car number plates, issued by national licensing agencies such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK, are unique vehicle identifiers that relate a car owner, their address and vehicle to each other. Number...

ANPR Camera Positioning

The positioning of the ANPR camera is of utmost importance in order that the system operates effectively. Poor positioning can result in less than 50% recognition, whereas optimum positioning can result in the majority of plates being recognised. Where ANPR is set up using a single camera at a barrier entrance, the camera should be located in a bollard of around 1m in height to allow direct viewing of the...