Avigilon Alta (Ava) LPR Tested
Published May 25, 2023 12:45 PM
Avigilon Alta (formerly Ava) claims "say goodbye to dedicated license plate recognition cameras", but how well does their LPR work in the real world?
IPVM bought and tested the Avigilon Alta LPR, using Avigilon Alta's TE-W-5MP-30 bullet camera, examining:
- How accurate are plate reads overall?
- How does Alta handle front and back plates?
- How well does it handle increasingly common stacked characters and specialty plates?
- How much latency is typical from a plate read to notification?
- How well does it read dirty or scratched plates?
- Are hotlists or rules simple to configure to get notifications?
- How well does it ignore lettering on a vehicle?
- Does the Alta LPR miss any passing plates?
- How well are plates captured at night using Alta's own camera?
- Does Alta support Make, Model, Color, or Speed metadata?
- What limitations were found in the mobile app?
- How much does the hardware and licensing cost?
This test is the first in a series, with Verkada LPR coming next early next week, and Genetec AutoVu Cloudrunner and Motorola L6Q to be released next month.