3xLOGIC has announced the introduction of an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) utility as part of its pioneering VIGIL suite of products.
Designed as a cost-effective solution for use in a wide range of applications where post-event investigations require precise imaging to identify number plates, the ANPR utility is highly effective in environments such as parking lots and garages, as well as fuel stations, multi-tenant residential communities, car dealerships and rental yards.
“ANPR has proven to be an incredibly important tool for the detection of people wanted for arrest, stolen and uninsured vehicles and identifying vehicles used in major crimes,” said Alex Buckle, 3xLOGIC’s UK and European Sales Support Manager. “Specific number plates can be added to ‘hot’ lists configured within the utility and, when they are captured and identified by a camera, an alarm can be triggered in VIGIL Server.”
Number plate capture accuracy in low-light environments has traditionally been problematic and has often meant that vehicles used for criminal purposes have gone unidentified. With a 6-50mm varifocal lens and firmware dedicated to number plate imaging, the VX-5M20-B-RIAL camera from 3xLOGIC features visible light filtering that offers enhanced number plate capture accuracy, as well as motion detection and remote focus. Easy to install, its IK10-rated enclosure is vandal resistant and delivers protection from the elements. Combined with the VIGIL ANPR utility, the solution provides a highly effective layer of protection.
Both the VIGIL ANPR utility and VX-5M20-B-RIAL camera can be seamlessly integrated into the VIGIL video management system (VMS). Designed for those who want all the power of integrated video and access control, without the stress of a complex set-up, VIGIL’s enterprise-grade VMS is the driving force behind the VIGIL range of network video recorders, digital video recorders and power over Ethernet cameras. It allows users to quickly search and locate number plates of interest, export number plate data to a custom external destination for review and collate information from several cameras across multiple VIGIL Servers.
Alex Buckle concluded: “Always innovating, 3xLOGIC has configured the ideal solution for those confronted with the often expensive choice of selecting a security camera that can be paired with an ANPR utility,” Buckle said. “This no longer has to be an issue and it is now possible to cost effectively protect assets, increase safety, monitor and manage site traffic, control access, deter criminals and provide high-quality images for use in post-event investigations.”