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Reccomendations On LPR / ANPR Cameras

We have experience with Geovision and Messoa LPR/ANPR cameras. To be clear, this is not for matching to a database or converting plate info to data, simply to provide a more highly reliable means of a human reading license plates.

We have used these specifically:

Messoa LPR606-N2-MES (discontinued)

Geovision GV-LPR110 and GV-LPR1200

 

The Messoa being my favorite. Its been discontinued though, so Im curious what everyone else is using with good experience (or even bad experience)

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We have used a Uniview IPC2425xxx that was up to 22mm 

 

Then we used a Speco o2rxxx that was 50mm. It worked well but the techs dont like it because it has those small spider gear/teeth on the joint. So when zoomed out 125 feet, it's really hard to position the camera in the perfect spot.

 

Now Univision came out with a motorized camera with 47mm lens. We just installed 3 or 4 of these and they seem to be working well.

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Are these super high contract LPR cameras or just normal ir cameras?

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These are all 2MP IR cameras with varifocal lens.

We have a video on our home page and around :30 you will see before and after. This is actually the clients Ubiquiti camera and the Speco camera mounted on the same pole at the same time. The tag you can read is from one of the cars in the before clip.

Www.gotchasurveillance.com

We get similar results from the Uniview. We went to the speco due to lens but but now that Uniview has a similar lens we will probably go back to them.

Just need to find a better  uniview distibutor

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That sounds like the Uniview IPC262ER9-X10DU

Here is a shot of the camera that I have looking out our office window.

Its about a 40m distance to the car. Getting around 150 pixels wide on the plate

I'm going to mount the camera outside in the next day or so, so that I can do night time testing as looking through our office window isn't letting me use the IR...

 

IPC262 Tele

This is the wide shot

 

** Disclaimer - I work for the Australian distributor of Uniview products in a Sales and Tech Support Role. **

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Anyone have any nighttime shots of these? The video linked to above is good, but its obviously a produced piece.

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Not sure what you mean by produced. There are 2 cameras mounted side by side. One for tags and one for overview. Only thing we did was zoom in and show the Milestone logging

 

Thats a permanent setup at a customers site. All we did was log in and find video. We liked that one since it had 4 cars in a row. I am not a distributor so I have no incentive. 

 

Here is the full version of that video.

https://youtu.be/_nmjNxVHLq8

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That's pretty darn good.

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You mentioned Messoa'a LPR model as your favorite - we had some positive experience in the past with the LPR cameras of another Taiwan company offering basically the exact same products - IRLab. Now I see they have an even wider range of both IP and AHD LPR cameras: http://www.irlab.net/pro.aspx?URL=155#section-3

On the other hand, I've seen several regular 2/3 MP latest cameras from all major manufacturers (Hik/Hanwha/Uniview) that are capable of giving good number plate image, easily recognizable by human eye. The must-have features are: longer tele-lens (22-35 mm), possibly motorized, effective IR LEDs, adjustable shutter speed (sometimes 1/50000, 1/100000 would be needed).

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Update: so I've installed the big brother to the one I posted a picture earlier.

The one I have used is the

Here is a day and night shot.


The benefit of this camera over the 262 is that it has a bigger zoom, further IR, but best of all it can run at 60fps...

Distance to the cars is 46m.

The 262 picture posted in the first reply was 30m to the cars.

If any one wants a video just let me know and ill put one up.

** Disclaimer - I work for the Australian distributor of Uniview products in a Sales and Tech Support Role. **

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