My HOA is soliciting info on this and I volunteered to help them out. We recently had a bunch of our mailboxes broken into. The proposal is to add ALPR at the entrance of the neighborhood.
I was hoping the collective and considerable expertise here could guide some recommendations on:
1. Best cams for ALPR - low speed (<25, likely <15), but night-time w/headlight filtering is mandatory.
2. Best self-contained system - secure, stainless CBU w/cell? I can probably get power to the area, but not so sure about Internet - not likely...
3. Best SW to use - openALPR, other cloud based ALPR logging systems?
I would also prefer non-proprietary CODECs - ie. not Mobotix...but if folks think Mobotix is the best, I want to know that - I am extremely familiar with Mobotix cams - I own 8 of them....but recently switched to Axis Q35 series..love my Q3518s.
Also, recommended folks in the Portland, OR area who specialize in this type of installations?