Andrew, interesting application.
A few questions:
- The camera has to track both cars coming in and going out, correct? Presumably, it would 'know' how many cars total are inside and compare to the max capacity, yes?
- How many entrances are there to the parking lot? If there are more than one, then the cameras need to 'share' info, right?
- Are there multiple lots?
I have seen cameras that can count vehicles but not the full 'solution' they desire.
us (TechnoAware) we are releasing right in these days a specific video analytics module (VTrack-ParkingLot) right for this purpouse. The module is at the moment server-based, but it is foreseen to be integrated into Axis and Samsung cameras within 2015-Q1.
The function is allowing to draw unlimited virtual areas, one for each lot, and to report in real time the status of each (occupied/free). The function is thought for reporting the information to a third party platform/interface and this can be done in 2 ways: by http interrupt (sending at each lot's transition a notification of change of status), or by answering to an external polling (by cgi call). Other ways can be of course customized, if needed and worthy.
The product is available: you can contact me directly for a demo.
Andrew, do these lots utilize a ticketing system or is entry free / unregulated?
IPVMU Certified | 10/13/14 10:56pm
No ticketing system, no entry fee and yes it is open parking that is not regulated.
What cameras, VMS, and analytics do you know of that have anything to do with car counting and/or possible parking management?
TechnoAware is the only option that has a potential solution?
Agent Vi has a solution that can support most of the requirements you have listed.
Please contact us for further details.