License Plate Capture Shootout 2014

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 10, 2014

What should you be using to capture license plates consistently?

We tested 3 major types of cameras head to head to see the tradeoffs:

  • Super Low Light cameras: Day / night MP cameras with advanced night time performance have emerged over the past couple of years. We selected the Samsung WiseNet III 5004 camera as the representative here.
  • Integrated IR cameras: MP cameras with integrated IR illuminators are increasingly common. We selected the Avigilon Integrated IR offering here.
  • Purpose Built License Plate cameras: These are the least commonly available among IP cameras but are designed to capture license plates out of the box. We selected the Geovision MP LPC camera here.

We tested:

  • Daytime
  • Night time
  • Low speed (< 10mph)
  • High speed (>40mph) 

Those tests let us understand the tradeoffs during different times of the day and conditions.

Here is a sample of one of the 12 image comparisons inside:

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**** *** **** ****** **** *** *********** ** *********** *** impact ** *** ****** ** *** ******* ******.

Reflective & Non Reflective Challenges

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"*** ***** ** ************ **** ** *** **** ******* ***** are *** *******."

**** ***** ** ************ ** *** **** ******* *****.

****, **** *** *** *******, ***, * *** ********** *** results *** ****'* ***. **** **** *** ****** ** **** neighborhood ******, *** *****, **** ******* ***'* ****** ******** ** leverage *** **** ****** ** ** **** * **** ***** time ***** ** *** **** * ******* ********** **** ***** and ** ****** * *** ******.

**** *** **** * ***** **** ** * ********** *** as ** **** ****, *** ****** *** **** ** ******* the ******** *** ** *** ****** *** **** *** ************, yes, *** *** **** * ***** **** **** ********. * know ******* * **** ****** ** ***** **** ******** ******* on **** **** **** ** **** ** * ******** **** at * ****.

** ** **** ** ******* **** ** * ****** ******* it's *********. *** ********** ******** ** ** ***** *** ***** so *** ****** **** *** **** ** *** ** ****** and *** ******** *** ***** ****** ** ********.

** ** ******** ** *** ***** ** ** ************ ** theory, *** *** *** ***** **** ** ** **** ***** to *** ****** *** *** ******* ******* ****** **** ***** in ** ************ ** *** ****** ***** ** **** ** narrow * ***** ** **** ** ***** ** ******** *** LPR, ** ***** ** ********** ***** ** *** ******* ********* recognition ** * ******* *****.

"**** *** **** * ***** **** ** * ********** *** as ** **** ****"

*** *****, **** *** ****** ****** **** *** ********* ***** and ****** ********** ** **** * ****** ****** ** *** report. ** ****** ** **+ ***. ** **** ******** * series ** ****** **** ****** **** *****.

** *** ***'* **** *** ******, ***'* *******. **?

* *** ********* ** *** "****** ** **********" **** *** refered ** ** **** *******, * ** *** *** ******** in **** **** ***** ** *** **** ** ** *** or *** ** *** ******** **** ** ****** *** ** the ****** **** ***** ** **** ***** ******. ***** *** can ***** **** **.

***, * ** *** **** *** *** *** ***** ** 40 *** **** * **** ** *** ***** **** *** I'm *** ********* *** ****** ********* ***** ***** ** **** article *** ** **** ** *** *** ******** *** ******* any ***** ** *******. * ** ** **** ******* ** there's *** **** * *** ******* ** ***** **** *** with *** *** ********.

**** ****** *** **** **** ********** ** ****, ** *** videos ***** ****, *** *** ********** ** ******* **** **** to ******* ******* ****** **** **********. ****** ***, **** ********* misrepresents *** ** ************ ** **** ****.

********, **** ** *** ** *** ******. ****'* *** ** titled ** ********** '******* ***** ******* ********'. *****'* * ********** between *** *** ***.

** ** **********, **** ** ***** ****** **** **** **** LPR ******** *** *'** ***** **** ***** ***** ** * future ******** *** ****. *** **** ** **** **** *** LPC, ** ****** ** *** *****, *** *** ****** ******* it ******** * *** **** ****** *** **** (*** ** LPR).

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*********!

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****,

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* ** ***** * *** ***** ****** **** *** (*** dB), ** ***** ********* *** *** ** ** ** ** this. ** *** ***** *** ****** *** **** ***** **** me **** ******* **** *** **** **** *** ** ** not "***** **"?

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