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What is ANPR?

  • Apr 07, 2020

Automatic Number Plate Recognition or ANPR for short is a highly advanced security/ monitoring system capable of reading car number plates without the need for human intervention.
ANPR systems are used by many police forces around the country, also in areas such as traffic management, tolling, bus lane enforcement and car park security.

How does ANPR work?

ANPR is an innovative technology that can read a number plate or a vehicle registration number (VRN) on a car, allowing for the details to be checked against certain database records.
As a vehicle passes by an ANPR camera, a picture of its number plate is taken and passed to a specially-designed reader, which finds the VRN and reads the letters and numbers on the registration plate. Once the VRN is identified, it is stored on a secure server where it can be looked up by the police and other forces if they believe the vehicle is of interest to them.

How do ANPR cameras work in car parks?

With the number of cars on the road on the rise, comes a greater demand for more parking spaces. As such, security and abuse prevention have become crucial aspects of car park management.

It is important for car park owners to have a reliable way of enforcing their car park rules, such as parking within the spaces provided, ensuring disabled spaces are used by disabled motorists only and that parking tickets are bought and used, where applicable.

Creative Car Park uses ANPR systems to help you manage your car park securely. Our technology is proven to be highly accurate in the reading of vehicle number plates.

We use high-speed image capturing with supporting illumination and character detection within the captured image to allow us to store information on any car or vehicle that passes through your car park.

This ables us to determine how long a vehicle has stayed in your car park and assesses your capacity at any given time, at a click of a button.

Without the need for regular walkarounds and manual checks, which could lead to human error and missed revenue opportunities, you will be able to manage your car park more efficiently.

Speak to us today about our ANPR systems and how we could help you! Call us at 0333 242 5529 to speak to one of our advisors.

Benefits of ANPR

There are a number of benefits to having an ANPR system as a form of car park management due to its many applications.

ANPR systems can be used for parking automation and ticket-less parking, which reduces the amount of time you’ll need to devote to administrative work.

Admin drains car park owners’ finances and resources massively, being involved in handling and managing complaints, as well as challenging unauthorised users. By providing irrefutable proof to support your claims,

ANPR will reduce the amount of time and effort that you’ll have to spend on tackling difficult cases.

Other applications include car theft and ‘lost ticket’ fraud prevention, parking access automation, lost vehicle guidance and gathering useful customer data around car park user habits which could help you manage your car park more efficiently by knowing and being prepared for peak usage times.

ANPR cameras can also increase store revenue, through the use of ‘free parking’ schemes under the condition of purchase.

Creative Car Park offers unique parking solutions, tailored to meet your business’ needs. We provide additional enforcement solutions that work in combination with our ANPR car management system to help further increase your security. These include:

  • Manual ticketing
  • Self-ticketing solutions for you to manage yourself
  • Pay & Display
  • Permit Systems
  • Warden parking enforcement, provided by us
  • Car park leasing & purchasing

To get the most from your car park space through ANPR management systems from Creative Car Park, speak to one of our experienced advisors today. Call us on 0333 242 5529 or contact us online.