Genetec AutoVu Advanced Vehicle / LPR Analytics

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 12, 2015

Genetec has enhanced their AutoVu LPR platform with a new suite of "Advanced Vehicle Analytics", including speed, direction and make / state of vehicles.

In this note, we look at applications for these analytics, limitations, price points and potential impact.

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