Vehicle Entrance Camera Selection Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 21, 2015

When it comes to vehicle surveillance, the conversation regularly turns to license plate capture. But other information, such as identifying details of the driver, vehicle make and model, etc., is often just as important.

In this addition to our Camera Selection Guide, we look at a parking lot entrance/exit, seen here:

And test three key scenarios:

  • Can I identify make and model of the vehicle, and any unique features?
  • What are the tradeoffs between a wider and tighter FOV?
  • Can I get identifying video of the driver, even through windows?

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