Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Apr 02, 2015

License plate recognition has historically required specialized cameras with limited general surveillance use.

Messoa is aiming to change that with the LPR606, a higher resolution 3MP claiming scene overview and capture in the same camera.

We tested the Messoa camera as part of our Milestone LPR test, looking for these key issues:

  • Does the LPR606 reliably capture plates out of the box?
  • How did performance vary from day to night?
  • How well did it integrate with popular VMSes?
  • Can it really capture overview and plates in a single camera?

Below are excerpts from our test:

Users may compare these results to those from our other license plate tests, including the Geovision LPR Hybrid 10R, LPC shootout, and low-cost license plate capture.

******* ***** *********** *** ************ ******** *********** ******* **** ******* general ************ ***.

****** ******** ** ****** **** **** *** ******, * ****** ********** *** ******** ***** ******** *** ******* in *** **** ******.

** ****** *** ****** ****** ** **** ** ************ *** ****, ******* *** ***** *** ******:

  • **** *** ****** ******** ******* ****** *** ** *** ***?
  • *** *** *********** **** **** *** ** *****?
  • *** **** *** ** ********* **** ******* *****?
  • *** ** ****** ******* ******** *** ****** ** * ****** camera?

***** *** ******** **** *** ****:

***** *** ******* ***** ******* ** ***** **** *** ***** license ***** *****, ********* ************ *** ****** ***,*** ********, ******-**** ******* ***** *******.

[***************]

Product ********

********* ******-**-***** * *********** ******* ***** ******* ****** **** *** ********* *** features:

  • *** **********, ** ***.
  • */* **** ********** ** *** ****** (**** *** ******* *** monochrome ****).
  • ********** ** ****, ********* *** ***** ** *** (~**').
  • ***** ******* * **********.
  • *** ***.*** *** ****** *********, ***** ******** *** ******.
  • *******:~$*,*** *** ******

Key ********

*** ******** **** **** **** *******:

  • *** ** *** ***, ** *** ***********, ***** "****** ** LPR" ******** (***/*****, */**** ***** ********), *** ****** *** ** issues ********* ******* ****** ** ******** ****** ** ** ** mph *** ** *****.
  • ****** ********** ******* ***** ***** ** ****, ~**' ****, ***** still ********* ********** *** *** *******, ******** ****** ******* ******** than **** *** *******.
  • ******* ***** ********* ******** ******* ***** ***********, ********** **** **** specialized *** *******, ***** *** ********** ****.
  • ****** ***** **** *** ***** ** ****** ** ******, ** autofocus. ******** ******** ****** *********** ** ***** *** ** **** amounts ** ****** *** **** ********** ** ******* *** ******.
  • ****** ** ***** ********** *** *** ********* *** ******** *** ******* plate ******** ** ********* ******, ** ******* ******* (* ** 30) *** *** ******** ****** *** *****.
  • ** ****** ********** *** ********* *** ***** ** ********, *****, Genetec ******** ******, *** ********* ******** *********.

*******

*** ****** ***** *** ***** $*,*** ******, ** *** ***** *** ** ******* ***** ******* ****** pricing, ***** ****** **** *****$***(********* *** ****** ***) **$*,***(***** ****** ******* ****). *******, **** ** ***** ****** *** ****** *** ******* only, *** ******** *** *******, ********* * ****** ****** ** installed ** *******/***** *********** ** *******.

***************

*** ****** ****** ******** ******* *** ******* ******** ** * price ***** **** **** ********* ******* ******* ***** **** ********, making ** * **** ****** *** ***** ************ ** *** to *** ****** (** *** *** *****). 

*******, ** *** ~$*,*** ***** *****, ******** ***** *** **** passable performance ** ***** **** *******, **** ****** ********* **** ****** ******. ****** ***** ****** *** ******* *********** ***** *** ***** and ******** *********** *** ****** *******.

Physical ********

** **** *****, ** ****** *** ******** ************ ** *** ****** LPR606:

******** **** ** **** *** ****** ****** ******** ** * similar **** **** ** ****** *** **** ** ****** ** length:

*** ********:

Configuration ********

***** *** *** *** ************* ******* ** **** ** *** LPR606:

****** ** ***

*** "****** ** ***" ****** ***** * ***** ** ******** ***** ****** ******** ** 1/250 ** * ****** *** **** *** *** ***** *** reduces *** ****** ** ************ ******* ** *, ******'* *********** settings *** *******.

****** ** ************ *******

*** ****** ****** ****** ****** ***** ** ******** ***** *** amount ** ** ************ ******, *** ******** ***** ** ********** IR *******. **** *** ** **** ** ****** *********** ***** for **** ********, ********* ******* ***** ******* (********** *** **** used **** ******* ***** *********** *******), ******* ************ *** *****.

*** ***** ***** ***** ******** ** ***, ******, *** **** power, **** ****** ******** ******* ** **** ***** *** *****, with ********** ******* *******, ***** ****** ***** ****** *** *** plate.

************* **********

** ****** *** ***** ******** *** **** ** **** **********:

Image ********

*** ***** ***** ***** *** **** ***** ** **** **** in *** ***** ** *** ****** ****** *** *** **** of *******. *** ** *** ******'* ****** ********** (***/***** ** 1080p30 **. *** ** *.*** ** **** *** *******), ********** PPF *** ******** ******* *** ** ******** ***** ******* *** FOV **** ****** *** ******* ********.

** *** ********* *****, ** *** *** **** ******* ** *** passing *** (~** ***), * **** ***** ******, ******* ***** 5328S. **** **** ***** ****** **** ******** ***** ******* */**** exposure, ** * *** (** **** ** ************ ******** *** ****).

** ***** ***** *** ****** *** ********, ****** *** ***** ******** consistently. *** ** *** **** ******** (*/**** *** **) **** for *******, **** ********** ******** *** ****** *** *******, **** no ******* ******** ** ** *** ** *******. ***** ******* for ********* ******* ******** **** *** ***** ** *** ***** or *** * ****** ******.

*** ********* ***** (**** **** ************ *** ****) ***** * ******* ** *****. *** ***** ** ******* legible (***-****) ** ******** ******, *** ** ******* *********** *** be ********.

Performance **** *** ********

** **** ** ************ ******** *** ****, *** ****** ****** ********** ********** >**% ** ****** ****** *** *** (color, */**** ********), *** ~**% ** ****** ** ***** (**********, 1/250s ********), **** *** ******** ****** ******** ** ****** ******* non-plate ***** **** ** *********, *** ******, ** *******.

***********

**** **** *** ********* ***** *** ********* ******** ********:

  • ****** ******: **.**
  • ******** ******* ****** *.*.*.**
  • *********** *.*.*.*****
  • ********* ******** ********* **** *.**
  • ******* *.* ***

Comments (2)

****** *****,

*** ***** **** ** *** ***** **** - ** ***** for **. * ********** *** ****** * ****** ** ***** used ** ***/*** ************. ***** ****, ***** ** * **** reason *** **.

**** ** ** **** ** ****: **** ***** *** ****** can ******* ******* ****** ** ******** ***** **** ******** ********** and *** ** **'* *** ******** ******. ** **** **** benefit **** ***** ***** ** "**** *** ** ** ** night?" ** *** ***** ****, ** **** ** * **** job ** ********* **** ** *****. *** *** ****** ** act ** ** ******** ******, ***.

** *** **** **** ******** ** ** ** **** ** the **** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *** ***** ********* or ******** **** ***** **** **** ***** *** *******. *** for **'* *****, *** **** **'* ******** ** *** *** powered (******* **** ** ** ********), * ***** **'* ****** darn ****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Directory of 26 LPR / ANPR Providers on Feb 21, 2018
License Plate Recognition / Automatic Number Plate Recognition are a type of video analytics software that can identify and match license / number...
Hikvision Deletes Genetec Support on Feb 20, 2018
There will be no peace between Hikvision and Genetec. A year after Genetec expelled Hikvision (and Huawei, citing Chinese government control...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis on Feb 08, 2018
Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and...
Axis 'Best' Q3517-LVE 5MP Camera Tested on Feb 05, 2018
Axis boasts of its Q3517-LVE: Simply put, AXIS Q3517-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But is it really the 'best'? We bought...
Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z) on Jan 30, 2018
Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new...
PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial on Jan 19, 2018
Powering access control with Power over Ethernet is becoming increasingly common.  However, access requires more power than cameras, and the...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Visio For Video Surveillance Design on Feb 20, 2018
Many integrators have standardized on AutoCAD for camera layouts but new users may be overwhelmed by its learning curve. Microsoft's Visio...
Health Care Insurance Integrator Benefits Statistics on Feb 20, 2018
How common and how much healthcare coverage is typically provided by security companies? 150+ integrators explained how their companies provide the...
Hikvision Deletes Genetec Support on Feb 20, 2018
There will be no peace between Hikvision and Genetec. A year after Genetec expelled Hikvision (and Huawei, citing Chinese government control...
Change Orders - Sometimes Necessary, Sometimes Unethical on Feb 19, 2018
Change orders are a common element in project sales. Sometimes they are a necessity and appropriate ways to deal with arising issues, but sometimes...
Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses on Feb 19, 2018
Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single...
Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact