Automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data. It can use existing closed-circuit television, road-rule enforcement cameras, or cameras specifically designed for the task. ANPR is used by police forces around the world for law enforcement purposes, including to check if a vehicle is registered or licensed. It is also used for electronic toll collection on pay-per-use roads and as a method of cataloguing the movements of traffic, for example by highways agencies.
Automatic number-plate recognition can be used to store the images captured by the cameras as well as the text from the license plate, with some configurable to store a photograph of the driver. Systems commonly use infrared lighting to allow the camera to take the picture at any time of day or night. ANPR technology must take into account plate variations from place to place.
With proven experience in ANPR software, Candid has developed the next generation of ANPR software to provide information at all times and under all conditions.
SEKUR ZONE is a versatile, powerful and easy-to-use Automatic Number Plate Recognition software. SEKUR ZONE offers optimum performance when used with our own number plate recognition cameras sensor with built-in LED infra-red illuminators, but also provides rapid number plate recognition with 95% accuracy when used with compatible conventional CCTV cameras.
SEKUR ZONE runs on standard PCs equipped with video capture board(s) and Microsoft Windows. SEKUR ZONE is also the first ANPR software which flawlessly runs on Windows and will operate with multiple camera systems. The number plate recognition algorithm locates the number plate within the vehicle image and immediately reads the vehicle registration number (VRN). A record is logged to the PC, comprising a precise date and time stamp, the alphanumeric VRN and the camera and/or lane number and location, plus images of the relevant vehicle and its number plate “patch”.