Every car has its own License Plate, so why not taking advantage of this to ensure a safer and easier parking experience?
That’s exactly what LPR (License Plate Recognition) allows to do.
LPR (License Plate Recognition), also known as ANPR (Automatic Number-Plate Recognition) is an image-processing technology used to identify vehicles by their license plates.
The system uses illumination and an infrared camera to take the image of the front or rear of the vehicle, then an image-processing software analyzes the images and extracts the license plate information.
First of all, safety: the license plate serves as a virtual ticket, and grants free-flow access, preventing stolen cars or ticket swapping. Since ticket and license plate have to match at entry and exit, it is almost impossible to pursue fraudulent behaviors. With LPR you can also easily manage black lists and be in control of all the events and movements at entrance and exit, regardless of the presence of parking barriers.
LPR is highly reliable: in case of lost tickets, it is easy to determine the actual entry time from the license plate number.
In addition, LPR also allows multiple integrations and customizations, especially for contract parking where the recurrent user can smoothly access and egress the car park without any titles other than the vehicle license plate.
With LPR, it is also possible to enter with a pre-paid ticket, or use cashless solutions. Another benefit offered by LPR at entries/exits is the possibility to book a parking space in advance, to ensure the driver a hassle-free experience.
Last but not least, LPR can be retrofitted and added to existing solutions.
Now, it is not hard to imagine how LPR can improve not only parkers’ experiences, but also open a wide range of advantages for car park operators.