Genetec AutoVu LPR Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 23, 2015

License plate video is one of the most requested elements of video surveillance.

IPVM has done many tests on license plate cameras, including the:

Now, we are adding a new test on Genetec's AutoVu, consisting of their Sharp XGA camera integrated with Security Center.

AutoVu claims high read rates, full integration with other systems, and novel advanced vehicle analytics (such as vehicle, speed, direction of motion, state identification and model identification), all uncommon features.

Inside, we have 20+ minutes of videos. Watch the 1-minute preview / excerpt below:

We tested Genetec's LPR on a busy roadway to see how it performed, covering these topics:

  • How many vehicles were missed?
  • Were plates read accurately?
  • What issues caused misreads?
  • Where did the vehicle analytics work and fail?

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