Every car has its own License Plate, so why not taking advantage of this to ensure a safer and easier parking experience?
That’s exactly what ANPR (Automatic Number Recognition) allows you to do.
ANPR (Automatic Number-Plate Recognition), also known as LPR (License Plate Recognition)is an image-processing technology used to identify vehicles by their license plates.
The system uses illumination and an infrared camera to take the image of the front or rear of the vehicle, then an image-processing software analyses the images and extracts the license plate information.
First of all, safety: the license plate serves as a virtual ticket, and grants free-flow access, preventing stolen cars or ticket swapping. Since ticket and license plate have to match at entry and exit, it is almost impossible to pursue fraudulent behaviours. With ANPR you can also easily manage black lists and be in control of all the events and movements at entrance and exit.
ANPR is highly reliable: in case of lost tickets, it is easy to determine the actual entry time from the license plate number.
In addition, ANPR also allows multiple integrations and customisations, especially for contract parking where the regular user can smoothly access and exit the car park without anything other than the vehicle license plate.
With ANPR, it is also possible to enter with a pre-paid ticket, or use cashless solutions. Another benefit offered by ANPR at entries/exits is the possibility to book a parking space in advance, to ensure the driver a hassle-free experience.
Last but not least, ANPR can be retrofitted and added to existing solutions.
Now, it is not hard to imagine how ANPR can improve not only parkers’ experiences, but also open a wide range of advantages for car park operators.