Milestone LPR Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 31, 2015

How well does Milestone's LPR work?

Milestone's LPR supports off the shelf IP cameras, integrating license plate recognition with the Milestone Smart Client for live video, playback, and alarms.

We tested Milestone's LPR with three cameras including Avigilon's H3 integrated IR bullet, Bosch's Super Low Light Starlight 5MP, and Messoa's specialty license plate capture cam, the LPR606.

The 1 minute video excerpt below, from our 15 minutes of video inside, gives an overview of Milestone's LPR:

The report answers the following key questions:

  • How accurate was Milestone's LPR?
  • What accuracy variance existed across the three cameras tested - Avigilon, Bosch and Messoa?
  • What factors most contributed to missed plates and inaccurate recognition?
  • What setup issues / factors do you need to factor in?
  • What processing load / server impact should you expect?
  • What issues caused missed plates and improper recognition?
  • How does it compare to Genetec's AutoVu LPR?

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